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2017 MIT Startup Ecosystem Conference

May 3, 2017
Day 01 All

8:00 - 9:00

Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:10

Welcome & Introduction

9:10 - 9:20

The Engine: MIT’s New Innovation Machine

9:20 - 9:35

Startup keynote: Achieving scale - the success story of Dropbox

9:35 - 10:25

Reflections on the speed, scale, and dynamics of the logic of simultaneous digital, material, and hybrid breakthroughs in emerging tech innovation and discussing the ways industry, academia, and startups are dealing with and profiting from those innovations: what are the characteristics of exciting startups? How to distill and nurture true novelty?
Moderator: Scott Kirsner
Panels: Yida Gao, Colette Matthews, Katie Rae

10:25 - 10:55

The next generation I: DIGITAL - STEX25 startup thought leaders
• Taking Machine Intelligence Beyond Deep Learning, Ben Vigoda, Gamalon
• Cybersecurity for Open Source Software, Dan McCall, Lexumo
• Bringing Science to the Art of Retail, John Andrews, Celect
• Activate Lapsed Customers, Alan Ringvald, Relativity6

10:55 - 11:10

Networking Break

11:10 - 12:10

The next generation II: MATERIAL - STEX25 startup thought leaders
• Revolutionary Propulsion for Satellites, Louis Perna, Accion systems
• Augmented Reality for the Scientist, Charles Fracchia, Biobright
• Tech Driven Water Treatment, Anurag Bajpayee, Gradiant Corporation
• Industrial Grade Materials from Lemon Peel, Keith Hearon, Poly6

12:10 - 2:15

Lunch & STEX25 Startup Exhibition

2:15 - 2:45

MIT Faculty Founder Panel: Fostering deep science & tech entrepreneurship
Moderator: Trond Undheim
Panels: Julie Allen, Alex Slocum

2:45 - 3:30

The Next Generation III: HYBRID - STEX25 startup thought leaders
• Simulation Software for Super-sized Projects, David Knezevic, Akselos.
• Self-driving Cars, Ramiro Almeida, Optimus Ride
• Industrial Internet of Things Platforms, Jon Garrity, TagUp
• Microlocation as the Glue Between People, Places and Things, David Mindell, Humatics
• Real-time Delivery Software for Transportation Fleets, Chazz Sims, Wise systems
• Transforming the Factory Floor by Sensor Tech, Natan Linder, Tulip Interfaces
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3:30 - 3:45

Networking Break

3:45 - 4:00

The changing landscape of automotive technology innovation, and the various influences shaping it

4:00 - 4:30

Innovation panel: “DIGITAL—MATERIAL—HYBRID:”
Moderator: Trond Undheim
Panels: Jinane Abounadi, Swamy Kotagiri, Kevin McCarthy, Stephen L. Romine

4:30 - 5:00

Mobile experiments at the intersection of content and technology?

5:00 - 6:00

Networking Reception