MIT Entrepreneurship Awards

The Patrick J. McGovern, Jr. Award

The McGovern Award is given annually to an individual or team that, in working closely with the Trust Center, has made a significant impact on the quality and overall spirit of entrepreneurship at the Institute. The objective of the award is to motivate future student leaders, raise the profile of student-led organizations, and reward individuals for outstanding achievement in building entrepreneurial excellence.

2019

Anthony Cheng and Adam Zhao
Co-directors, StartLabs

2018

Gregory Ekchian
Healthcare Sector Practice Leader

Ingrid Oelschlager
Teaching Assistant “Scaling Entrepreneurial Ventures” & “Introduction to Technological Entrepreneurship”

2017

Jacob Lowenstein and Helen Smith
Creative Arts Sector Practice Leaders

2016

Alessandra Henderson, Natalie Pitcher, Isaac Stoner, and Liz Voeller
Sector Practice Leaders

2015

Carlos Sanchez Altable
MIT FinTech Club and Financial Innovation

Dan Elitzer and Jeremy Rubin
MIT Bitcoin Project 

2014

Andrea Ippolito
Hacking Medicine

2013

Allen Cheng, Elliot Cohen, and Allison Yost
Hacking Medicine

Colin Sidoti
undergraduate entrepreneurship support and outreach

Will Whitney
StartLabs

2012

Kevin Clough, William Evans, Romi Kadri, Alexander List, Birju Shah, Parul Singh, and Brett van Zuiden
application of advanced entrepreneurial techniques

2011

Vanessa Green
MIT Energy Conference

Melinda Hale and Jarrod Phipps
Building Bridges

Rene Reinsberg
Linked Data Ventures and Startup Central

Nathan Trujillo
MIT Entrepreneurship Review

2010

Erdin Beshimov, Rob Lemos, and Eduard Viladesau
MIT Entrepreneurship Review

2009

Brian Cantwell, Amy Fazen, Diana Huidobro, Sombit Mishra, Lara Pierpoint, Pedro Santos, and Marcio von Muhlen
MIT Clean Energy Prize and MIT Energy Club

2008

Gaetan Bonhomme, Doug Bright, Freddy Kerrest, and Jeff Sabados
MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition

2007

Deric Corwin, Karina Drees, Josephine Duh, John Harthorne, Alex Min, and Trond Wuellner
MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition

2006

Ore Adeyemi, Jeff Coker, Anil Dharni, Bernard Lupien, Yulia Poltorak, Mark Roberge, and Vineet Thuvara
outstanding work, both in and outside the classroom

2005

Joost Bonsen, Tony Chen, Max Feng, Jason Fuller, Mehdi Gazor, Ali Khademhoseini, John Lock, Samuel Ngai,
and Jose Pacheco
chairs/founders and Co-Presidents of TechLink

2004

Omer Cedar and Hans Tung
iTeams

2003

Brian Curtis, Joern Kallmeyer, Craig Rottenberg, Julie Smith, Dave Spector, and Mike Volpe
Sloan Entrepreneurs

2002

Pablo Acosta, Eitan Becker, Julie Chang, Pavel Krapivin, Michael Parduhn, Anne Pelz, Sherwin Soo, Jelena Spasojevic, and Ajay Sudan
MIT $50K Competition

2001

Olalekan Akinyanmi, Norma Castro, Jeffrey Chi, Panida Chinsupakul, Ann Cho, Kathryn Cosgrove, Michael Falcon, Rami Habal, David Lam, Hai Ning, Abel Sanchez, Julian Ting, and Jennifer Wu
eMIT

2000

Rohini Chakravarthy, Ramzi Nassar, Laura Dorival Paglione, Joel Serface, Rodrigo Soares, and Jeffrey Williams
MIT/Sloan Venture Capital and Principal Investing Club

The Adolf F. Monosson Prize for Entrepreneurship Mentoring

Created to honor the memory of Adolf F. Monosson ’48, the prize recognizes entrepreneurship mentors who have committed their time, energy, and/or capital toward future generations of entrepreneurs. Established at the Sloan School of Management and made possible by Mr. & Mrs. William S. Grinker ’56, the prize continues Monosson’s mission of providing mentoring to potential entrepreneurs.

2019

Bob Metcalfe

2018

Trish Cotter

2017

Shari Loessberg

2016

Elaine Chen

2015

Jonathan Fleming

2014

Zen Chu

2013

Bill Aulet

2012

Charles Cooney, Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande, and Leon Sandler
MIT Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation

2010

Howard Anderson

2009

Antoinette Matthews
MIT Enterprise Forum, Inc.

Trish Fleming
MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge

2008

Edward B. Roberts

2007

Alec Dingee, Lou Goldish, Sherwin Greenblatt, and David Staelin
MIT Venture Mentoring Service

2006

Joseph G. Hadzima, Jr.

2005

Aaron Kleiner