MIT Startup Exchange - Introduction and Lightning Talks
Xinjie (Jeff) Zhang
MIT Startup Exchange actively promotes collaboration and partnerships between MIT-connected startups and industry. Qualified startups are those founded and/or led by MIT faculty, staff, or alumni, or are based on MIT-licensed technology. Industry participants are principally members of MIT’s Industrial Liaison Program (ILP).
MIT Startup Exchange maintains a propriety database of over 1,500 MIT-connected startups with roots across MIT departments, labs and centers; it hosts a robust schedule of startup workshops and showcases, and facilitates networking and introductions between startups and corporate executives.
STEX25 is a startup accelerator within MIT Startup Exchange, featuring 25 “industry ready” startups that have proven to be exceptional with early use cases, clients, demos, or partnerships, and are poised for significant growth. STEX25 startups receive promotion, travel, and advisory support, and are prioritized for meetings with ILP’s 230 member companies.
MIT Startup Exchange and ILP are integrated programs of MIT Corporate Relations.
Dapeng Zhang, Co-Founder, Precision Instrument and Optics
Charlotte Wang, CEO & Founder, EQuota
Xiaoning He, CEO & Founder, BMF Material Technology Inc
Xinjie (Jeff) Zhang, CEO & Co-Founder, Novarials
Stephen Tsao, Managing Director, Greater China, WiTricity
Chazz Sims, CEO & Co-Founder, Wise Systems
Nan-Wei Gong, CEO & Co-Founder, figur8
Lan Shi, Founder and Co-Chair, spaceyun
Pinpin Zhu, CEO & Founder, Xiaoi Robot
Kamal Youcef-Toumi, Advisor, Pipeguard Robotics