Sarah Jane Maxted

Executive Director, MIT REAP


First ever entrepreneurial venture when you were younger

Crabapple Catcher in third grade … I won the Invention Convention.

Most influential book you’ve read

“The Giver” by Lois Lowry

Worst piece of advice you were ever given

“Everything happens for a reason.” (even though I still use it myself sometimes)

The thing you do away from the office that keeps you sane

Flywheel (with Eliza and Renee!)

Favorite quote

“Everything in moderation, even moderation.”

Best part of your job

The ability to translate, convene, and educate innovation ecosystems worldwide and then seeing the change real-time.

Responsibilities here at the Trust Center

Connecting with international visitors interested in accelerating their own entrepreneurial ecosystem, and engaging them in MIT REAP, and/or other relevant research and initiatives. Also, contributing and collaborating on related Trust Center programs like GFSA, Launch, and EEF.

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