fuel the innovation

Founded in 2011 by a group of MIT students, MIT-CHIEF is a not-for-profit student organization registered at MIT. We are committed to promoting intellectual exchanges and collaborations between China and the United States in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.


numerous events

As a non-profit student organization at MIT, MIT-CHIEF is the first student group dedicated to connecting entrepreneurial communities in the United States and China. Since its founding, MIT-CHIEF has hosted numerous events, including the Business Plan Contest and the Annual Conference, to build entrepreneurial networks and connections between the US and the World. We will connect you with new domestic and international resources to inspire your boundless innovation ideas.


where Great minds grow


Through 8 years of continuous expansion and inheritance, we have formed a powerful entrepreneurial ecosphere as the largest Sino-U.S startup community on the East Coast. More than 31,500 People with various backgrounds gathered together during our events to foster meaningful and broader collaborations between China and U.S.. Our participants include professors from MIT, industry experts, investors, entrepreneurs and students. We are honored to work with 200+ corporation partners, 100+ incubators and 230+ investors from all over the world.




MIT-CHIEF is home to hundreds of startups, including Mobvoi, Smarking, MorphLab, and Recon Therapeutics. Over the past few years, the total funding raised by startups in the MIT-CHIEF community has exceeded 150 million US dollars.

The MIT China Summit will bring together leaders in industry, government and academia to explore some of the most exciting topics at the frontiers of science and technology and the role of research and education in shaping tomorrow’s world. The Summit will also highlight the importance of U.S.-Chinese collaborations in the effort to solve the complex challenges the world faces today.