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