New Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Symposium 2019


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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

Featured Speakers

Kai-Fu Lee

Entrepreneur, VC, Author

just dubbed “Oracle of AI” by 60 Minutes


Sue Siegel

Chief Innovation Officer, GE

CEO, GE Ventures


Peter Senge

MIT Lecturer

Author, “The 5th Discipline”


Suzi Hamill

Design Thinking Expert

former VP Design Thinking, Fidelity


Special Hotel Deals

Book early to take advantage of room blocks reserved for this event!

Mention the “MIT New Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Symposium” when booking your room for best rates.

Room blocks are available until April 15th at the Liberty.
Room block rate is no longer available at the Marriott.

Boston Marriott Cambridge
50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
(Kendall Square, two blocks from the event)
(617) 494-6600

Liberty Hotel
215 Charles St, Boston, MA
(just across the river from MIT; one subway stop or a 10-minute walk)
(617) 224-4000