Monday 1/12Tuesday 1/13Wednesday 1/14Thursday 1/15Friday 1/16
9:15amBreakfast and NetworkingBreakfast and NetworkingBreakfast and NetworkingBreakfast and NetworkingBreakfast and Networking
9:45am Welcome and Overview: Anantha Chandrakasan (MIT)Welcome: Fiona Murray (MIT)Welcome: Ian Waitz (MIT)Welcome: Yoel Fink (MIT)Welcome: Vladimir Bulovic (MIT)
10:00amHow to Navigate the Journey from Invention to Production: Sangeeta Bhatia (MIT)Value Proposition: Mike Troiano (Actifio)How to Start a Company in Five Easy Steps: Michael Stonebraker (MIT)Creating Culture: Mike Evans (GrubHub)Equity 101: Ash Ashutosh (Actifio)
11:00amStartup 101: Jamie Goldstein (North Bridge Partners)The Trust Center: Bill Aulet (Martin Trust Center)What Is Your Value Proposition?: Activity with Jamie Goldstein (North Bridge Partners), and Mike Troiano (Actifio)Culture and Ethics Case Discussions: Peter Levine (A16Z) Team Formation: Nanxi Liu (Enplug)
12:00pm Lunch and NetworkingLunch and NetworkingLunch and NetworkingLunch and NetworkingLunch and Networking
12:45pmEntrepreneurship Paths: Moderator: Dulcie Madden (Rest Devices) Panelists: Roger Marino (EMC), Vanu Bose (Vanu, Inc.), Erika Angle (Counterpoint Health Solutions), Sophie Vandebroek (Xerox), Bernie Gordon (Father of high-speed analog-to-digital conversion, leadership roles in Epsco Inc, Analogic Corp, and NeuroLogica Corp, Founder, Bernard M. Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program) Making the Perfect Pitch - what not to do - Christina Chase (Martin Trust Center)
(1:00pm) MIT Entrepreneurship Ecosystem: Lita Nelsen (MIT), Sherwin Greenblatt (MIT), Joel Schindall (MIT)Marketing Techniques: Moderator: Erica Swallow (MIT): Panelists: Giuseppe Frustaci (Marketing professional focused on digital performance marketing for startups), Kris Bronner (UNREAL Brands), Jay Acunzo (NextView Ventures), Rachel Zimmerman (WBUR)Funding Strategies from Seed to Exit: Moderator: Siva Narendra (Tyfone Inc): Panelists: Kush Gulati (Cambridge Analog Technologies, Inc.), Nicole Stata (Boston Seed Capital, LLC.), David Ruder (Rational Patent, RPX) Stan Reiss (Matrix Partners), Brittany Bagley (KKR)
1:30pmLateral Learning: Pitch Practice, Moderated by: Joshua Forman (Martin Trust Center), Delphine Zurkiya (McKinsey & Company)
2:00pmIdea Validation: Bob Metcalfe (The University of Texas at Austin)Shopping for Flights: Jeremy Wertheimer (VP, Google) Lateral Learning: Who are your customers? Erica Swallow (MIT)Leadership Paths: Paula Long (DataGravity, Inc.)
3:00pmDay ConcludesDay ConcludesDay ConcludesDay ConcludesDay Concludes
5:00pmTravel to BLADE; shuttle bus picking up on 50 Vassar St.
6:00pmAlumni & Friends event hosted by Paul English (Blade)
 Tuesday 1/20Wednesday 1/21Thursday 1/22Friday 1/23
Room34-401 34-401 34-101 34-101
9:00amBreakfastCoffee with Ray Stata (Analog Devices, Inc.) - Jackson Room, 38-466Students Arrange Times to Meet with Mentors Students Arrange Times to Meet with Mentors
9:30amSome Framework for your Working Life, in 30 minutes: Hunter Hancock (Software Entrepreneur)Discussion with Ray Stata (Analog Devices, Inc.)
10:00amSoftskills and Networking Techniques: Jeremy Conrad (Lemnos Labs)Starting your Career at a Startup: Arun Saigal (Quizlet)
10:30Experiences of Recent Alums: Moderator: Arun Saigal (Quizlet), Panelists: Szymon Jakubczak (Pixels.IO), Danielle Zurovcik (WiCare), Jose Bohorquez (Skulpt), David He (Quanttus), Theodora Koullias (Jon Lou), Amrita Saigal, Saathi
11:00amPatents/IP: Steve Bauer ( Proskauer)
12:00pmLunch and NetworkingLunch and Networking
12:30pmAdvice on Startups: Marina Hatsopoulos (Angel Investor)Art and Science of Disruptive Innovation: Ashar Aziz (FireEye, Inc.)
1:00pmPitch Practice led by Joshua Forman (Martin Trust Center)
1:30pmTravel to Field Trip
2:00pmField Trip at
Mass Challenge
Field Trip at BoltField Trip at Hubspot
3:00pmDay ConcludesDay ConcludesFree TimeDay Concludes
4:00pmField Trip to CIC
6:00pmWomen in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Networking Reception: hosted by Erika Angle (Board) and Marina Hatsopoulos (Angel Investor) - Media Lab Silverman Skyline
 Monday 1/26 
9:30amPresentations 1-3
10:00amPresentations 4-8
11:00amPresentations 9-13
1:00pmPresentations 14-18
2:55pmInventing Breakthrough Technologies and Creating Start Up Companies: Bob Langer (MIT)
3:55pmFireside Chat with Audience Q&A: Drew Houston (Dropbox)