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2018 MIT Startup Ecosystem Conference

Innovating in AI, Data, and Hard Tech
May 15, 2018
 

8:00

Registration and Breakfast

9:00

Welcome Remarks: MIT Innovation Ecosystem

9:20

Introduction of MIT Startup Exchange

9:30

STEX25 Startup Lightning Talks: Data
  • Arundo: Machine learning for energy & industrial
  • Enigma: Blockchain for data privacy
  • TetraScience: Data for R&D in life sciences and beyond
  • TVision Insights: Better data for TV marketing / the new Nielsen
  • NeuroMesh: Blockchain for IoT cybersecurity

9:55

Panel Discussion: Case Study in Advanced Manufacturing
Moderator: Marcus Dahllöf, Program Director, MIT Startup Exchange
Panelists:
  • Keith Hearon, CEO, Poly6
  • John Kelly, Director, Empower Innovation at BAE Systems
  • Erik Mirandette, Head of Customer Success, Tulip
  • Konomi Scott, Director, Business Development, Corporate Engineering and R&D, Magna International

10:30

Networking Break

11:00

Keynote: Humatics - Precision Navigation in Advanced Manufacturing and Mobility

11:20

STEX25 Startup Lightning Talks: Other Hard Tech

11:45

Panel Discussion: Corporate VC, Funding of Innovation
Moderator: Leon Sandler, Executive Director, MIT Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation
Panelists:
  • Alex Benik, Partner, Battery Ventures
  • Thomas d'Halluin, CEO, Airbus Ventures
  • Greg Dracon, Partner, 406 Ventures
  • Quinn Li, Vice President and Head, Qualcomm Ventures

12:15

STEX25 Startup Lightning Talks: Advanced Manufacturing
  • Poly6: Advanced polymers for manufacturing
  • Ginkgo Bioworks: Biotech platform for new products
  • Desktop Metal: 3D printing, on-demand manufacturing
  • figur8: Health platform, worker safety/wellness

12:40

Lunch with Startup Exhibition

2:00

Keynote: Accelerating the Commercialization of Invention at MIT

2:20

STEX25 Startup Lightning Talks: AI

2:45

Panel Discussion: Academic-Corporate Partnerships
Moderator: Scott Kirsner, Editor & Co-Founder, Innovation Leader
Panelists:
  • Alex Amouyel, Executive Director, Solve
  • Daniel Curran, Head, Center for External Innovation, Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • Ann DeWitt, COO, The Engine
  • Massimiliano (Max) Pieri, VP, Eni

3:15

Closing Keynote

4:00

Adjournment