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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: Smarter operations through industrial analytics
  • TetraScience: Data platform for the life science industry
  • TVision Insights: The television attention measurement company
  • Gamalon: Teaching computers actual ideas
  • NeuroMesh: A vaccine for your IOT
  • Feature Labs: Tools and APIs for data science automation



9:55

Panel Discussion: Corporate-Startup Partnerships
Moderator: Marcus Dahllöf, Program Director, MIT Startup Exchange
Panelists:
  • Keith Hearon, Co-founder and CEO, Poly6
  • John Kelly, Director, Empower Innovation, 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 - Revolutionizing how people and machines locate, navigate, and collaborate

11:20

STEX25 Startup Lightning Talks: Other Hard Tech
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11:45

Panel Discussion: Funding of Innovation
Moderator: Leon Sandler, Executive Director, MIT Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation
Panelists:
  • Alex Benik, Partner, Battery Ventures
  • Greg Dracon, Partner, .406 Ventures
  • Julien Etaix, Portfolio Manager and Senior Investment Partner, Airbus Ventures
  • Quinn Li, Vice President and Head, Qualcomm Ventures
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12:15

STEX25 Startup Lightning Talks: Advanced Manufacturing

  • Poly6: Digitizing industrial manufacturing processes using new materials
  • Ginkgo Bioworks: Manufacturing custom microbes for cross-industry applications
  • Desktop Metal: Metal 3D printing
  • figur8: Quantifying the micro-expressions of your body movement
  • Formlabs: Powerful, affordable 3D printers for professionals

12:40

MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (REAP)

12:45

Lunch with Startup Exhibition

2:00

Keynote: Accelerating the Commercialization of Invention at MIT

2:20

STEX25 Startup Lightning Talks: AI

  • twoXAR: Artificial intelligence-driven drug discovery
  • Affectiva: Humanizing technology with Emotion AI
  • PathAI: Advanced learning for faster, more accurate diagnosis of disease
  • Cogito: Real-time emotional intelligence software with live behavioral guidance
  • Asimov: Programming living cells to bring impossible biotechnologies to life
  • Legit: An operating system for invention powered by AI

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2:45

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

3:15

Closing Keynote

3:35

Adjournment and Networking Reception