An exploration of how entrepreneurship can thrive in traditional corporate environments …

A look at groundbreaking insights coming out of MIT …

And a chance to build connections with top innovators from some of the world’s leading organizations.

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As a student in the E&I Track, you will:

  • meet and work with a cohort of like-minded peers
  • gain exposure to key MIT faculty, staff, and other entrepreneurship resources
  • tap into a global entrepreneurship network

Additionally:

  • Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis and requires a written statement of application during the summer prior to your entry to MIT Sloan.
  • Admission is tentative until you have completed a brief online E&I survey of your background and interests.
  • A Wait List is maintained for those who exceed the maximum number permitted by classroom constraints. Many students are admitted to the E&I Track from the Wait List prior to the cutoff deadline in mid-September.

2019 SYMPOSIUM & AGENDA

AGENDA: Thursday May 2nd, 2019

2:00 – 5:00 pm  Student-led tours of the MIT campus & local startups founded by MIT alumni.

2:00 – 3:00   MIT Campus Tour (meets at Trust Center, 1 Amherst St, Cambridge)

Ministry of Supply: Performance Professional Clothing (299 Newbury St, Boston)

EMBR Labs: Your Personal Thermostat (285 Washington St, Suite C, Somerville)

The Engine: MIT’s Home for Tough Tech Founders (501 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge)

3:30 – 4:30   MIT Campus Tour

Ministry of Supply: Performance Professional Clothing (299 Newbury St, Boston)

Ori Living: Robotic Furniture to Multiply Your Space (12 Channel St #502, Boston)

Accion Systems: The In-Space Propulsion Company (529 Main St, Suite 114, Boston)

5:30 – 8:30 pm  “Celebration of Entrepreneurship” at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

This annual party celebrates all the students, faculty, staff, and alumni who make MIT such a thriving center for entrepreneurial activity. Enjoy food and drink while networking with your fellow entrepreneurs, corporate innovators, and MIT’s brightest.

AGENDA: Friday May 3rd, 2019

8:00 – 8:30 am  Registration & Coffee

8:30 – 9:00 am  Opening Remarks by Bill Aulet, Managing Director, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

9:00 – 9:40 am  Keynote by Sue Siegel, Chief Innovation Officer, GE; CEO, GE Ventures

9:40 – 10:20 am  Lightning Talks with MIT alumni entrepreneurs

Birju Shah, Head of AI for Cities, Uber

Noa Oron, Bertelsmann Entrepreneurs Program, Bertelsmann

10:20 – 10:40 am  Coffee break

10:40 – 11:20 am  “AI for Good” by Julie Shah, Asst. Professor, MIT Aero / Astro; Interactive Robotics Group Lead, MIT CSAIL

11:25 am – 12:15 pm  Breakout Sessions

Future of Mobility Panel:
Peter Kunsch (Audi), Kimberly Casiano (Ford), Prof. Carlo Ratti (MIT), Debora Frodl (XL Fleet and Renewable Energy Group), moderated by Thomas Andrae (AtomLeap)

The Changing Consumer Experience Panel:
Caroline Brown (Closed Loop Partners), David Beck (WarnerMedia), Kit Hickey (Ministry of Supply), moderated by Aagya Mathur (Aavia)

Design Thinking Talk & Workshop:
led by Suzi Hamill (former Head of Design Thinking, Fidelity Investments)

12:20 – 1:20 pm  Lunch and Student Showcase

1:20 – 1:55 pm  Lightning Talks with MIT alumni entrepreneurs

Lucia Kamm, COO and Co-Founder, Flexetail

Dip Patel, CTO, Soluna

Yan Liu, CEO and Co-Founder, TVision Insights

2:00 – 2:50 pm  “The Future of AI” with Kai-Fu Lee

2:50 – 3:20 pm  Unconference! Breakout Workshops (audience choice)

3:20 – 3:50 pm  Fireside Chat with Peter Senge, MIT Professor; author of acclaimed book “The Fifth Discipline”

3:50 – 4:00 pm  Closing remarks

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