Fall 2017 Entrepreneurship Speaker Series


Saturday September 9, 2:00 pm

Kresge Auditorium – SOLD OUT

Shireen Yates is the co-founder and CEO of Nima, a producer of portable sensors that allow those with food sensitivities to test the food they eat. Shireen was the keynote speaker for MIT delta v Demo Day, and is an alum of the program as well, having been a member of the 2013 cohort.


Wednesday, October 11, 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Martin Trust Center, E40-160 – SOLD OUT

Stefania Mallett is CEO and co-founder of EZ Cater and an MIT and MIT Sloan alum. She has 25+ years building and growing technology-related companies that solved real problems. This will be an interactive conversation so come with an inquisitive mind!


Thursday, October 5, 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Martin Trust Center, E40-160 – SOLD OUT

What do technology entrepreneurs and the Navy SEALs have in common? “Speed, surprise, aggression” is how technology startups disrupt established incumbents. “Speed, surprise, aggression” is also the mantra of the Navy SEALs. You are invited to this speaker series with Jocko Willink to learn how you and your team can become the “Navy SEAL of Entrepreneurship”.


Tuesday October 17, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Martin Trust Center, E40-160 – SOLD OUT

Join us for a fireside chat between Caroline Brown, Fashion Industry Executive, and Martin Trust Center EIR and co-founder of Ministry of Supply, Kit Hickey. Caroline is a fashion industry veteran with nearly 25 years of experience as a a senior executive at companies such as Armani, Carolina Herrera, and Donna Karan.


Wednesday November 1, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Martin Trust Center, E40-160 – REGISTER

Come hear from MIT Professor Tauhid Zaman about the algorithm that picks ‘winning startups’. Find out how their model was able to construct sample portfolios with exit rates double that of top VC firms.


Tuesday, November 28, 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Martin Trust Center, E40-160 – REGISTER

Learn “how Peloton’s brand has made it the fastest growing company in NYC” from the SVP of Brand Marketing at Peloton. She’ll discuss the brand strategy that has set the company on the path to a unicorn valuation. She brings her experience of working with established brands such as American Express, Mountain Dew, and the New York Giants to her current role with Peloton.