The Sector Practice Leaders Program recognizes that each industry presents unique challenges for entrepreneurs and focuses resources to help students succeed in these fields.
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Sector Practice Leaders (SPL) help to address the unique challenges different industries present to entrepreneurs. While broad-based entrepreneurship education is useful, there is an additional need to provide knowledge to address key obstacles faced when starting companies in specific industries.
Our SPL program focuses on five different industries. Student leaders for each sector were selected through a competitive process to develop plans and implement comprehensive, integrated, and cutting-edge programs such as advanced classes, active student clubs, annual conferences, business plan contests, hackathons, regular social events, guest speakers, and more.
Meet Our Sector Practice Leaders for the 2018-19 Academic Year:
Kaavya is a second-year MBA student at MIT Sloan. At MIT, she directs Hacking Arts, a festival that explores the intersection of arts, technology, and entrepreneurship, and regularly sings for the Rolling Sloans, the favorite cover band of MIT’s school of management. Prior to joining Sloan, Kaavya founded Alterbeat.com in India, a marketplace of curated opportunities in creative fields such as the arts, design, and writing. Following her passion for music, she founded a jazz/funk band in New Delhi and was a vocalist and flautist for Sony Music India. During the summer of 2018, she worked on the Competitive Intelligence team of Twilio, a cloud communications platform in San Francisco. She received her bachelor’s in economics from the University of Delhi and is a Young India Fellow.
Angele is an MBA candidate at MIT Sloan with a focus on education innovation and entrepreneurship. She serves as a co-president of the Education Club and is the project leader in crafting design options for middle and high schools to incorporate MIT’s philosophy into their STEAM education. Angele is also an EdSurge Independent Fellow who writes articles on various education topics. This past summer, Angele worked at Boston Public Schools to formulate and implement major operational initiatives for the school district. Prior to MIT, Angele worked as a management consultant at Boston Consulting Group, where she assisted schools, non-profits, corporations, and governments on their challenges related to strategy, growth, funding, impact, and efficiency.
Souhail is a second-year MBA at MIT Sloan. At MIT he co-leads the Education Club and is co-founding a venture in the early childhood education space. Prior to MIT, Souhail worked across strategy, operations, and program management roles at several rapidly growing education-technology companies such as GetSmarter (acquired by 2U) and McKinsey Academy. He began his career as a consultant at McKinsey & Company where he focused on education and economic development work. He received his bachelor’s in finance and management from the University of Pennsylvania.
Energy & Water
Miguel is a 2019 MBA candidate at MIT Sloan. At MIT, Miguel was managing director of the MIT Clean Energy Prize, the largest and oldest student-led clean energy business plan competition in the U.S. During the summer of 2018, Miguel worked in investment research and business development at The Engine, a tough-tech incubator and venture capital firm located in Cambridge. Prior to MIT, Miguel worked as a consultant for PowerAdvocate, a Boston-based energy consulting firm, and held various engineering positions both in the U.S. and Australia at Cummins. He received his bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Florida International University.
Guillermo Marroquín is a second-year MBA student at MIT Sloan. At MIT he has been focusing on emerging technologies in developing economies and new financial technologies for Latin America. He holds leadership positions in the Latin American Business Club, the Tech Conference, and the Finance Track Student Advisory Board. Guillermo joined BCG in its Sao Paulo office during the summer of 2018 where he focused on government and FinTech projects. Prior to joining MIT, Guillermo spent over six years working for financial institutions across the Americas. In his most recent role at UBS, he advised financial institutions on several M&As in Latin America. He completed his undergraduate studies in economics and business administration from Universidad de los Andes, and holds a master’s in banking and corporate finance from Toulouse Business School. Guillermo is originally from Colombia.
Stephanie is a second-year MBA student at MIT Sloan. At MIT, she is actively involved in organizing the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition. During the summer of 2018, Steph developed an enterprise marketing and sales strategy for Virta Health, a San Francisco-based startup whose mission is to reverse type-2 diabetes in 100M people by 2025. Steph also worked in corporate strategy for the world’s largest kidney dialysis provider and as a management consultant focused on operational and financial projects for hospital systems. She graduated from Boston University where she studied finance and accounting.