join us at MIT for the 20th annual

venture capital + innovation conference

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Friday.February.9.2018

 

One of MIT Sloan's oldest conferences in its 20th year

a convening of movers and shakers

 

It's that time of the year again. The event this February will showcase the latest cutting edge research and technology in development at MIT, along with TED-style talks and fireside chats (plus debates) between interesting people. No day full of boring 45 minute panels.

Interested in attending, speaking or volunteering? We'd love to hear from you for the next edition of the event.

 

Email

mitvcconference@mit.edu

 

Location

MIT Sloan School
Samberg Conference Center
50 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA

 

Date

Friday, February 9, 2018

speakers 2017

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mit vc + innovation conference 2017

 breakfast & registration 08:00

 begin 09:00

Welcome & Introduction

Dana Jinaru | MIT Sloan
Mark Weber | MIT Sloan

VC as a Force for Good

Kat Manalac | Y Combinator

Venture Capital Today: New Administration, New Outlook?

Roberto Rigobon | MIT Sloan
Jennifer Hanley | Tusk Ventures

Beyond Tech innovation: LIFESTYLE BRANDS AND CULTURAL INNOVATION IN AFRICA

Magatte Wade | Tiossan

fifteen-minute break 10:05

Open for Disruption: New rules for innovators

Navjot Singh | McKinsey New Ventures

Emerging ecosYstems and the Power of Communities

Habib Haddad | E14 Fund
Ziad Sultan | Google

Disappearing Into the Fire: learning to stand still

Jerry Colonna | Reboot.io

small-group lunches organized by discussion topics 11:40

lunch option 1: Small-group tables organized by topic

lunch option 2: How to Raise Money in Applied Sciences & Engineering

Coppelia Marincovic | Solvay Ventures
Bernard Lupien | Rhapsody VC

lunch option 3: Boosting Valuation through Smart Investments: Patents for Entrepreneurs

Darren Jiron | Finnegan
Elliot Cook | Finnegan
AJ Perez | New Valence Robotics

begin afternoon block 12:40 

First Customer Program: Launching Early-stage Ventures

Sandy Pentland | MIT Media Lab

At Your Service: Customer Success for Long-term Growth

Kent Bennett | Bessemer Venture Partners
Peter Weed | McKinsey Fast Growth Tech

Beyond Competency: A Different Take on VC

Tony Tjan | Cue Ball

ENTREPRENEURIAL SHOWCASE

Pitches from jury-selected startups

fifteen-minute break 13:50

Venture Life cycle Series: Early Stage

Kevin Colleran | Slow Ventures
TJ Parker | PillPack

Venture Life cycle Series: INVESTING IN SERIES A AND BEYOND

Matt Marx | MIT Sloan
Bijan Sabet | Spark Capital

ENTREPRENEURIAL SHOWCASE

Pitches from jury-selected startups

fifteen-minute break 15:15

Technology Series: The Future of Machine Learning in a Connected World

S. Somasegar | Madrona Venture Group
Karl Iagnemma | NuTonomy
Gareth Keane | Qualcomm Ventures
Saikat Dey | GuardHat
Ariadna Font Llitjós | IBM Emerging Technology Experiences

Technology Series: Tactile to Virtual Money & Emerging Innovations in FinTech

Michael Casey | Digital Currency Initiative
Tricia Kemp | Oak HC/FT

Toward a Quantum World

Dario Gil | IBM Research

showcase and networking over refreshments 17:00

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StartHub.org is a comprehensive, centralized online platform designed to connect, support, and grow Greater Boston’s world-class technology and early-stage community. Developed in a public-private partnership between the City of Boston, Venture Café, Gust, IBM, and a wide number of partners from Boston's startup community, StartHub will serve as Greater Boston's homepage for the startup ecosystem. Find StartupHub on Twitter @starthubboston and Facebook facebook.com/starthubboston.