Israelite explains his role at the Martin Trust Center and the Beehive's continuation. Read more here.
Music Hack Day @ MIT will be taking place this November 10th-11th (Veterans' Day Weekend) in the Stata Center. Over this weekend, some of the biggest companies in the music industry will be opening up their catalogs and interfaces to the MIT community. For more details, please visit the following site: http://boston.musichackday.org/2012
Ready, Set, Pitch! MIT $100K Pitch Contest is open. Read more: http://www.mit100k.org/register/
MIT Entrepreneurship Events
MITER Happy Hour
Tue, 10/2/12, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, The Muddy Charles Pub, Building 50
Join thought leaders from all across campus and learn more about the MIT Entrepreneurship Review (MITER), a student-run online publication at the intersection of technology, science and entrepreneurship. Please RSVP to Ido Salama (firstname.lastname@example.org) since food will be provided. Read more at http://miter.mit.edu
MIT $100K Pitch Workshop
Thu, 10/04/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm, E25-111
READY? SET. PITCH!
The MIT $100K team is hosting a workshop where you can learn tactics and strategies for delivering an effective elevator pitch. MIT Sloan's Howard
Anderson will give his tried and true advice on effective pitching strategies.Be sure to sign up through Eventbrite to reserve your spot: http://100kworkshop.eventbrite.com/
AT&T Mobile App Hackathon Cambridge Fri, 10/05/2012 - 6:00pm - Sat, 10/06/2012 - 8:00pm, 32-124
Mobile App Hackathon is an event produced by the AT&T Developer Program and MIT Sloan Business Club that is designed for attendees (technical & non-technical) to build apps/mobile apps, get fed, compete for prizes across different categories and most importantly: meet new people and scout for teammates to work on new or current projects. To sign up and see an event schedule visit: http://mobileappmit.eventbrite.com/
Mon, 10/08/2012 (Columbus Day) - 9:00am - 5:00pm, Kresge Auditorium, W16
Startup Bootcamp, run by StartLabs, brings ten varied and inspiring startup founders to MIT's Kresge Auditorium for a free talk series each year. Open to the wider community, Startup Bootcamp has become one of the premier Boston-area startup events each year. Admission, coffee, and a light breakfast will be provided free of charge. http://startupbootcamp.mit.edu
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1,000 Pirates Party Fri, 10/05/2012 - 6:30pm - 9:45pm, Boston Harbor Join Filepicker.io and 1,000 other Boston startup community members for an evening of fun. There will be a cash bar, a DJ (Monster.com founder Jeff Taylor!), plenty of people dressed in pirate costumes (so suit up!) and lively chatter on building things that people want. RSVP at http://1000pirates2012.eventbrite.com/
Greenhorn Summit Sat, 10/06/2012 - 10:00am - 4:30pm, Microsoft NERD 1 Memorial Dr Cambridge, MA 02142 The Greenhorn Summit is a one-day conference for students interested in Boston-area startups. Boston's best entrepreneurs and tech influencers will explain their experiences and insights so you can succeed in this startup environment. RSVP at http://greenhornsummit.eventbrite.com/
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MIT $100K Pitch Contest Registration
Deadline: Fri, 10/12/2012
The Pitch Contest (former Elevator Pitch Contest) is the first of three contests hosted by the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition. It's about idea generation, connecting with others who have similar interests, and learning how to present your pitch to a potential investor in a moment's notice. 60 seconds for a chance to win $5,000! http://www.mit100k.org/pitch/
Calling All Inventive Seniors & Graduate Students at MIT for the $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize Deadline: Fri, 11/30/2012 Individual inventors and/or key contributors to a team project, or who have otherwise demonstrated a portfolio of inventiveness are encouraged to apply. Applicants become a part of a cohort, benefitting from events, networking, and other opportunities. In addition to monetary support, Winners (and up to 2 Finalists) gain national media attention, enabling them to further develop their ideas and/ or entrepreneurial ventures. Interested? Find out more at http://web.mit.edu/invent/a-student-2.html
The above listings are some of the many events that happen throughout MIT and the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem. For more, take a look at our event calendar at entrepreneurship.mit.edu/calendar.
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Deadlines: Legatum Center's Zambezi Prize Deadline and more!
Greater Community: HBS SPARK Conference and more!
Looking Ahead: MIT Water Innovation Prize Idea Pitch Generator Dinner and more!
NewsAlumni in the NewsAlumni founded SolidEnergy recently achieved a major breakthrough, breaking the world record in battery energy density, they achieved 1337 Wh/L (validated by A123), more than twice that of conventional Li-ion batteries.Alumni founded LTG Exam Prep and peerTransfer, and several professors including Martin Trust Center affiliate Sanjay Sarma, are nominated for BostInno's 50 on Fire in Education.MIT Alumna, Zoe Schagrin, launches Fleetfit, a startup that brings fitness trainers to your home or office.Forget Dating Apps, These Millennials Want to Use Startups to Change the World. Julie Lein (SM '12) and Clara Brenner (SM '12) launch business accelerator Tumml.Tech Licensing Office director Lita Nelsen wins lifetime achievement award from Global University Venturing.UpcomingWhat Legal Stuff Do I Really Need to Know When Starting a Company? A Founder's Orientation to Startup LawWed, Nov 12th, 12-1pm, E40-160Martin Trust Center program coordinator Sam Breen, a trained lawyer, will discuss startup formation, founder's agreements, intellectual property, and immigration basics, as well as how to work effectively with lawyers. You will come away with a broad-based introduction to startup law so you get it right the first time. RSVP Here.hack/reduce Lecture Series: Steve Papa on Startups & Big Data OpportunitiesWed, Nov 12th, 5:30-7pm, E25-117Steve Papa was the founder and CEO of Endeca until it was acquired by Oracle in 2011 ($1.1 billion). Before founding Endeca, Steve was part of the original team creating Akamai; a member of the early team at Inktomi in charge of creating the company's infrastructure caching business; a product manager at Teradata; and a venture associate at Venrock. Steve has served as Chairman and Director of Infinio Systems Incorporated since May 7, 2013. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Operations Research and Economics from Princeton University.Learn More.MIT $100K Pitch FinaleWed, Nov 12th, 7-10pm, Wong AuditoriumThese 21 finalists were selected from over 150 teams in October, and now they will present their ideas in 60-second pitches in front of a panel of five expert judges - and the MIT community. The event will also feature a keynote from Dharmesh Shah, co-founder and CTO of HubSpot and MIT alumnus. In addition to recently guiding his inbound marketing firm through a successful IPO, Dharmesh is an active member of the Boston area entrepreneurial community and an angel investor in over 40 startups. Register Here. VMS From the Trenches: Start-up War Story with Peter Quigley of FibersparThurs, Nov 13th, 5:30-7pm, 2-105Hear the frank and exciting account of how an MIT entrepreneur grew and reinvented a successful technology company -- from leading maker of patented fiber-reinforced tubing for the high-performance sporting goods market to one of the fastest growing oil-field service companies in North America. Learn More.StartIAP 2015 Bootcamp Info Sessions Fri, Nov 14th, 11-11:30am, 5-134Tue, Nov 18th, 12-12:30pm, E40-160Learn more about StartIAP, where startup teams from across the Institute -- undergraduate and graduate, from all disciplines -- have the opportunity to buckle down and make progress on their ideas, with close advising and education from the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and its acclaimed Disciplined Entrepreneurship methodology. Non-pizza lunch will be provided. RSVP Here.Product Management Speaker Series: Hans Robertson '99 M.Eng '03, co-founder, Meraki (acquired by Cisco)Fri, Nov 14th, 12-1pm, E40-160Hans Robertson co-founded Meraki Networks, Inc. (acquired by Cisco in 2012 for $1.2B) in 2006 and serves as its Vice President of Product Management. He holds an S.B. and M.Eng in Computer Science from MIT. Non-pizza lunch will be provided. RSVP Here.athenahealth HackathonFri - Sun, Nov 14-16, Watertown MAathenahealth is hosting a hackathon as part of their More Disruption Please (MDP) program! The goal of this event is to bring together inventive, forward-thinking minds to change the status quo and create disruptive solutions in healthcare today. If you are an engineer, entrepreneur, physician, designer, or scientist, then come get involved to help drive the much-needed change in healthcare. athenahealth's aim is to provide APIs for hackers to utilize as part of the hackathon! Learn More.MIT-CHIEF Annual ConferenceSat-Sun, Nov 15-16th, Stata CenterTwo-day annually-held conference of leading authorities from academia, industries, enterprises, businesses and the government institutions, from both China and the US, will deliver presentations and showcase their work at MIT. Addressing not only the current development and potential collaborations of technologies and enterprises in the US and China in areas such as clean technology, information technology, health care and biotechnology, but also the related policies and future directions China should take for continued future development in innovation and entrepreneurship. Learn More.Innovation in Hospitals: Myths and RealitiesMon, Nov 17th, 12-1pm, E40-160Dr. Ayesha Khalid MBA '14 will discuss the challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurship in the hospital setting, in particular in the surgical space, and how prospective entrepreneurs should approach the sector. Non-pizza lunch will be provided. RSVP Here.DeadlinesApplication Deadline for Startup Trade Show and Blitz Competition at the Sloan Sports Analytics ConferenceDeadline: Fri, Nov 14thApplications are now open for the Startup Trade Show and Blitz Competition at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference (Feb 27-28). This is a unique opportunity for sports-industry startups to demonstrate their exciting products or services to potential customers, business partners and employees. Apply before November 14th to have the chance to showcase your startup at the world's largest sports conference and pitch for a chance to win $5,000.Learn More.Application deadline for the Legatum Center's Zambezi PrizeDeadline: Sat, Nov 15thThe Zambezi Prize raises awareness of entrepreneurship and financial inclusion, encourages the flow of capital to financial inclusion ventures, and advances entrepreneurship and financial inclusion to fuel broad-based prosperity.Learn More.Greater CommunitySprint Mobile Health Accelerator EventWed, Nov 12th, 6-9pm, NuVu Studio CambridgeThe SprintAccelerator powered by Techstars is a three-month, immersive, mentorship-driven startup accelerator with a focus on healthcare. With access to Sprint technologies, engineers and executives, along with the massive 3,000+ network of Techstars entrepreneurs, mentors, investors and corporate partners, we are helping startups build the future of mobile health. Techstars and Health 2.0 Boston are coming together for an event to help start-ups learn about the accelerator and how to get involved. Learn More.The Digital Trust: The Technology of Trust, BostonThurs, Nov 13, 8:30-10:30am, The State Room, Harborside SalonThe digital economy is built on trust: that transactions are protected from fraud and crime, and that personal, business, and government data are used appropriately and stored securely. Bloomberg Government is coming to Boston-home to some of the nation's top universities, start-ups, financial institutions and leading corporations-to convene a conversation about commerce, technology and trust. Learn More. Executive Summary Submission Deadline for Baylor New Venture CompetitionFri, Nov 14thThe Baylor New Venture Competition is a two-day, dual round business plan competition and speed pitch competition promoting entrepreneurship and small business development. Learn More.Harvard Business School SPARK ConferenceSat, Nov 15th, Harvard Business SchoolOrganized by the HBS Entrepreneurship Club, the Entrepreneurship Conference is one of the largest and most anticipated conferences of the year at HBS. Students from HBS, Harvard University, MIT, and entrepreneurs from across Boston meet with dozens of experienced entrepreneurs, investors and experts for one exciting day exploring the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Learn More. Looking Ahead
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11/17 MIT Water Innovation Prize: Idea pitch & Generator Dinner
11/18 MITEF Cambridge Beantown Throwdown
11/19* Immigration Law Workshop: A Focus on Startups
11/19 How Do I Find a Co-Founder? A Founder's Orientation to Building a Team
11/19 How Can MIT Resources Help My Startup Idea? A Founder's Orientation to the Martin Trust Center
11/19 MIT Student Entrepreneurship Meetup & Cornhole
11/20-22 Qatar Hackathon
11/21 Product Mgmt Speaker Series: Raj Bhatia MBA '10, VP of Product, AtlSchool and former General Manager, Zynga
11/21-23 Undergraduate How to Hack Healthcare (H^3)
11/21-23 Boston Startup Weekend EDU
12/3 I Have My Product Idea. Now Where Do I Get Customers? A Founder's Orientation to Customer Development
12/12 17th Annual MIT Venture Capital & Innovation Conference
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ments into educating 300000 children at a time staring kenya 9 december wiyth intel world possible, yazmi and deep bangalore connections
moreover as we track china g20 invitations to collaborate in infrastructure banking - yesterday saw China announcing parnership in constructing Bangladesh.s first mass transit system -http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-12/02/c_135874139.htm
we are undertaking a complete review of where to focus youth exchanges and content reporting - we welcome any feedback on whether there is any value continuing to cover year round reporting from traditional MIT (boston) sources close to Mpesa and bkash - there is no evidence they connect with blockchain networks nor the 5 top education summits that connect around the goal of building the greatest LearningGeneration http://smbaworld.com/id190.html…
. Larger enterprises including Oracle and Merck acquired 30 of those.
(From left) Anand Dass, Liyan David Chang, Brett van Zuiden and Thomas Georgiou of CloudTop impressed judges with technology that makes digital content easier to access.
The $100,000 cash prize and top honors went to CloudTop, a software-as-a service business founded by 22-year-old undergraduate Brett van Zuiden, with co-founders Anand Dass, Liyan David Chang and Thomas Georgiou. CloudTop’s first product, Filepicker.io, makes digital content portable and usable between any devices, browsers, sites and applications.
CloudTop’s tech could, for example, let a Google user drag and drop a photo from Picasa into their Facebook Timeline, then over to a WordPress blog post, and a board on Pinterest–all without redundant uploading, downloading and file re-labeling. It works even if someone is accessing their files via the Safari browser on an iPad.
The company has already won its first customer, a French media business called Tactilize, and is offering a “freemium” version of its technology to web developers now. Since launching in April, Filepicker.io has had 1,100 developer signups.
After its founders graduate from MIT and Sloan this spring, CloudTop seeks to forge relationships with “the makers of the top sixty apps used by consumers,” and to scale its product so that it works across every available device and browser. They’re thinking about apps like Picasa, Zoho, Docusign, Balsamiq, Picplum, Pixlr, HelloFax, TinkerCAD and Walgreen’s photo printing app (photo.walgreens.com) immediately. Their eventual goal is to become “the content hub for the web, as we integrate with popular services like Gmail, Facebook and Dropbox,” said van Zuiden.
Everyone’s a winnerThe $100K competition's runner-up, LiquiGlide, pitched a product that would solve a particularly sticky problem: The team invented a slippery, biocompatible coating that could be used to line ketchup and mustard bottles. A video illustrating the product showed a blob of ketchup sliding through a glass bottle with a simple tilt of the hand — a frictionless alternative to today’s less user-friendly condiment designs. The group’s quirky pitch earned it the Audience Choice Award, along with $2,000.
The company’s acting spokesman and co-founder, J. David Smith, explained the coating could save consumers from the annoying, sometimes messy process of pounding out the last ounce. But the applications for LiquiGlide technology could expand to oil and gas and other industries. Though the coating is made from plants and FDA-approved, food-safe materials, it has anti-corrosive properties as well. The co-founders of the team met in a research lab at MIT. They envision LiquiGlide as an R&D lab that licenses out its proprietary coating and related technologies, starting with food, bath and beauty product manufacturers
Two teams pitched health-related business plans: IoVista, a finalist in the emerging markets track, presented a plan for a handheld device that quickly performs eye tests. The team said the device could be useful in areas such as rural India and China that have few trained eye specialists.
Podimetrics, a finalist in the life sciences track, made its case for what looked like a bath mat — but when a team member stood on the mat, a screen overhead projected an image of his feet. The team designed the mat’s sensors to quickly detect abnormalities that are common complications for patients with diabetes. In the products and services track,
Cryoocyte pitched a new method to freeze fish eggs — a tricky operation that the team said may help rejuvenate fisheries if stocks collapse. The team hopes to both make a profit and replenish fish stocks, a solution team members envisioned as “enabling the blue revolution.”
Several teams presented solutions to energy and web-based problems. SolidEnergy, a finalist in the energy track, pitched a new battery design that would stretch a laptop’s battery life on a single charge to 16 hours. Team member Qichao Hu, whose PhD thesis spawned the design, listed the many MIT collaborations that helped to improve the design. “The story of SolidEnergy is only possible at MIT,” Hu said.
The team MegaMIMO sought to unjam wireless connections. The team pointed out that in one of the late Steve Jobs’ presentations, the Apple co-founder had asked the audience to power down all laptops and smartphones, so Jobs himself could connect to a wireless network. “This might work for Steve Jobs, but not for the rest of us,” a team member said. MegaMIMO’s solution is an “access point design” for overcrowded networks that clears up interfering signals, allowing more users to wirelessly connect without losing data transmission speed. The team capped their presentation with the tagline: “Mo’ MIMO, no problems.”
A potential alternative to Craigslist came in the form of Peddl, a team that pitched an app for buying and selling goods and services online. Like Craigslist, the application emphasizes local goods, but with an added bonus: The app creates maps, flagging listings close to a user’s location or address. The user-friendly interface allows a customer to indicate interest in a listing, contact a buyer, ask for a lower price, or post a listing. “For the last decade, Craigslist has dominated the local market,” the team pitched. “We think this area is ripe for disruption.”Judges at the 2012 MIT 100k competition included Carl Yankowski–a serial entrepreneur who led Palm through its IPO as chief executive, led Sony into a digital era, and helped Pepsi beat Coke in the late 70s
A general partner at Highland Capital Partners in Boston, Sean Dalton, In the past his firm invested in alumni competitors GemVara and QDVision.…
Generator Dinner Tue, 10/16/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Building 50 Walker Memorial The MIT Public Service Center invites you to to learn about the IDEAS Global Challenge and find out what other teams are working on. With the first chance to submit an Initial Scope Statement on October 23, here's your chance to share your idea, meet teammates and form a team. To learn more, visit: http://globalchallenge.mit.edu/events/view/263MIT $100K Pitch Contest Finale Mon, 10/22/2012 - 7:00pm, 32-Kirsch Auditorium The first of three contests in the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition, students and researchers in the MIT community will pitch their idea in 60 seconds to potential investors for cash prizes. Watch the promotional video everyone's talking about and attend the event with an MIT ID on October 22! Find out more at mit100k.org/pitch/.
MIT Entrepreneurship Events
Technology Spawning and the Genesis of New Science-Based Inventions Wed, 10/17/2012 - 3:00pm, E25-401 Michaël Bikard, a PhD candidate in Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management at MIT Sloan and the Center for Biomedical Innovation will present a talk entitled "Technology Spawning and the Genesis of New Science-Based Inventions." Find out more at: http://sloanm.it/PAdDE0 StartLabs Open Project Time Wed, 10/17/2012 - 5:00pm - 11:59pm, N52-3rd floor StartLabs will be hosting an opportunity to work on projects and chat with interesting folks at their space in N52. Food will be served from 7 - 8pm. Energy Circle Event: The Water/Energy Nexus Innovation and Opportunity Now Wed, 10/17/2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm, UK Trade and Investment, One Broadway 7th floor, Cambridge The MIT Enterprise Forum will host a panel discussing global trends in water innovation and its reliance on energy. Register at: http://bit.ly/SZmlqe Kamcord Info Session Thu, 10/18/2012 - 7:00pm, N52 (door to the right of the MIT Museum) Curious about incubators? Mobile development? Building games? Startlabs.org will be hosting Aditya Rathnam, an '07 in course 6, and founder of Kamcord, a new startup participating in Y Combinator, to lead a discussion on audience chosen topics. Rathnam will be joined by Erik Nordlander of Google Ventures. More info at: http://bit.ly/RyIgoX MIT Energy Night Fri, 10/19/2012 - 5:00pm - 8:30pm, N51-MIT Museum MIT's annual energy research showcase event featuring poster presentations that cover energy research, start-ups, clubs, and initiatives. This is a great opportunity to meet experts from various energy-related fields to discuss ideas for new energy research and business opportunities. Topics include the production, transmission, consumption, policy and business of energy. MIT Energy Night is free and open to the public. mitenergynight.org Communicating Inventiveness Workshop Mon, 10/22/2012 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm, 10-105 Designed to help Lemelson-MIT Student Prize applicants assemble and hone their applications, this workshop offers practical tips and encouragement for anyone in the MIT community who wishes to develop their professional communication skills in writing, speaking, and video making. Register for the event at http://communicatinginventiveness.eventbrite.com. To learn more about the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize visit: http://web.mit.edu/invent.
Community Entrepreneurship Events
Hack the Presidential Debate Fri, 10/19/2012 - 7:00pm to Sat, 10/20/2012 - 5:00pm, E14-525 Sponsored by the The Boston Globe, the MIT Media Lab, & Hacks/Hackers Boston, this hackathon has a twist: a hack on a presidential debate *before* it's held. Register and find out more at: http://meetupbos.hackshackers.com/events/84502712/
Important Deadlines MIT Sloan International MBA Sales Competition Entry Deadline: Fri, 10/19/2012 - 5:00pm The competition is a unique opportunity for MBA students to win prestige, $10,000 in cash prizes, recruiting opportunities, and to network with fellow MBA students and professionals from around the world. Read more http://sloansalescompetition2012.com/ MIT IDEAS Global Challenge - First Chance to Enter Deadline: Tue, 10/23/2012 - 11:59pm The MIT IDEAS Global Challenge connects students with the passion and talent to improve the world with the experience and resources of the MIT community worldwide. To register and find out more please visit http://globalchallenge.mit.edu/competition/how-to-enter
$30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize Deadline: Fri, 11/30/2012 Individual inventors and/or key contributors to a team project, or who have otherwise demonstrated a portfolio of inventiveness are encouraged to apply. Applicants become a part of a cohort, benefitting from events, networking, and other opportunities. In addition to monetary support, Winners (and up to 2 Finalists) gain national media attention, enabling them to further develop their ideas and/ or entrepreneurial ventures. Interested? Find out more at http://web.mit.edu/invent/a-student-2.html
The above listings are some of the many events that happen throughout MIT and the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem. For more, take a look at our event calendar at entrepreneurship.mit.edu/calendar.
owledged Giant) were Youth and Yunus bookclub 2000, and Youth and Yunus dvd club10000
The first two projects celebrating Norman Macrae's remembrance are:
Journal of Pro-Youth economics edited by Adam Smith Scholars out of Glasgow
Mapping the number 1 exponentially sustainable growth network in the world
Please join this discussion of how to do this. To make a first round map we foresee up to 10 scouts each nominating 500 collaborative youth - these include the free university mandela partners movement out of s.africa, the bangladeshi village wizard tech youth, japanese economics friends of norman macrae,...
we are hoping to include a scout from the 2 places that started community-rising economics - galsgow from 1758 and paris from 1800 where the E word entrepreneur was coined ; a scout from the boston region whose MIT is officially audited as number 1 job creating alumni network in world
whom else would you nominate for electing 5000 youth whose colaboration can grow more of the world economy than any other 5000 people let alone 5000 bankers' traders or political bureaucrats of other keynes feared as most likely to destroy the world
for elders (or those with big decision-making responsibilities) who want to help we recommend krugman book on end depression now - it should be on merkel's bed side table
and anyone in brussels who cannot pass an iq test on this most elementary application of keynes should be sent to athens until they have regenerated that nation
for people who want to be in the middle of the last gamechanger of banking we recommend issue 4 of mit innovations 2011 - its edited by the quadir whose mobile interventions have done most to change village economics; while his younger brother is currently designing the number 1 mobile bank for the poorest
-meanwhile if food security is your thing, then countries with ubiquitous mobiles would best advised to re-engineer the combination of value chains of agriculture and the value chains of mobile banking - about 3 years ago two chinese entrepreneurs said that's already started over there but I am looking for links to confirm that
partner at Bessemer Venture Partners;
Maura O’Neill, Chief Innovation Officer of USAID.
2012 energy Judging Panels
Bill Joy Investment Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers David Danielson Assistant Secretary of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, US Department of Energy Penni McLean-Conner VP Customer Care, NSTAR Ray Rothrock Partner, Venrock Tom Burton Chair of Energy and Clean Technology Practice, Mintz Levin Susan Tierney Managing Principal, Analysis Group Trond Uneland VP and and Managing Executive, Chevron Technology Ventures Charles Cooney Robert T. Haslam Professor of Chemical Engineering, MIT
Bill Schnoor Partner, Goodwin & Procter David Brewster Co-founder & President, EnerNOC Mark Sylvia Commissioner, Department of Energy Resources, MA Ric Fulop Partner, North Bridge Venture Partners Geoff Chapin Founder and CEO, Next Step Living Eric Ducharme Vice President, Global Technology, GE Transportation
David Wells Investment Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caulfield Byers Fiona Murray Associate Professor Management of Technological Innovation & Entrepreneurship, MIT Michael J. Pomianek Shareholder and Chair of Cleantech Practice Group, Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. Kevin Reed Head of Advisory, Cleantech Group Glen Davis CEO and Co-Founder, Agile Energy, Inc
Deployment and Infrastructure
Mark Barnett Co-Chair of Energy Technology and Renewables Practice, Foley Hoag Patrick Cloney Executive Director, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Rob Day Partner, Black Coral Capital Alicia Jackson Program Manager, DARPA Jigar Shah CEO and Co-Founder, Carbon War Room
Jeffrey Cassis CEO, Philips Color Kinetics Jason Hanna President and Founder, Coincident, Inc Eric Graham Director, Tech Bridge Program, Fraunhofer – CSE Harvey Michaels Energy Efficiency Scientist and Lecturer, MIT Rees Hawkins Associate, Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP Nick Adams Director of Client Solutions, Opower
Sean Biggs Director, Climate Change and Clean Energy, IHS CERA Bradford Swing Director of Energy Policy, City of Boston Sandra Kreis Green Program Manager, CB Insights Edward Greer Manager, Ventures & Business Development, Dow Chemical Steve Kaufman Operating Partner, Riverside Partners
Deployment and Infrastructure
Marguerite Clark Vice President, GDF Suez Nick deMarco Assistant Vice President, Venture Capital GE Energy Steve Derezinski CEO and Co-Founder, Metal Oxygen Separation Technologies, Inc. Mike Jacobs Director Regulatory Affairs, Xtreme Power Matthew Nordan Vice Principal, Venrock
Want to turn it into an actual product or service?
The deadline to apply to Accelerate is tomorrow!
Accelerate is MIT $100K's second competition of the year and it's all about prototyping. Applications are due TOMORROW, Sunday 12/4 at 11:59pm.
The purpose is prototyping. Semi-finalists will have a small budget, access to industry experts, and all of January to turn the idea into a product or service. They then present their prototypes behind closed doors and t
Applications due - TOMORROW! Sunday, 12/4 (11:59pm)
Finals held - 2/15
APPLY NOW: https://app.reviewr.com/s1/site/100k-Accelerate20162017
Other Entrepreneurship News
Apply to the MIT Water Innovation Prize
Passionate about solving water challenges?
Submit your statement of intent to compete in the MIT Water Innovation Prize for $30K in innovation grants! Translate your research or idea into a business, get access to mentors and resources, and build your network of industry professionals and like-minded entrepreneurs passionate about water.
Apply by December 31: http://www.mitwaterinnovation.org/statement-of-intent
MIT Sloan Healthcare Innovations Prize
Applications are open for the second annual MIT Sloan Healthcare pitch competition, held February 23. If you have an idea or start up in the healthcare space, apply to pitch live in front of an expert panel of judges. The grand prize is $25,000 and the competition is open to all teams with at least one member who is a current student at MIT, Harvard, Boston University, or Tufts.
Applications are now open online, and are due on January 6th: www.sloan-hbc.mit.edu/innovation-prize
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For Immediate Release May 13, 2014 Contact: Village Capital: Lily Bowles, firstname.lastname@example.org; VentureWell: Jo Ellen Warner, email@example.com, 202-420-9297 Village Capital-VentureWell Announces Health Technology Companies Selected for Boston Health Accelerator Program - with a Twist Companies will converge to collaborate and choose best... Read More & Comment
Ecovative featured in New Yorker
Posted on Monday, May 20, 2013 - 8:13pm in ecovative
NCIIA E-Team Ecovative was recently featured in a special issue on innovation from The New Yorker. The article, "Form and Fungus," by Ian Frazier, asks if mushrooms can help us get rid of styrofoam. Ecovative has been working on making that happen since receiving an E-Team grant in 2007 to develop mushroom-based, environmentally friendly home insulation material. They have since... Read More & Comment
Smartplanet interviews Sanergy co-founder Nathan Cooke
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013 - 4:11pm in sanergy
Check out this in-depth interview of Sanergy co-founder Nathan Cooke in Smartplanet. Sanergy, which recently won NCIIA's first Sustainable Practice Impact Award, is focused on providing hygienic, accessible, affordable sanitation for everyone in Nairobi's urban slums. In the interview, Cooke talks about innovative toilets, design in underserved communities and how students in New England can help... Read More & Comment
Sanergy wins NCIIA's inaugural Sustainable Practice Impact Award
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 2:35pm in Open 2013, sanergy
Congratulations to Sanergy, winner of NCIIA's first Sustainable Practice Impact Award, given last week at our annual conference. Sanergy is focused on providing hygienic, accessible, affordable sanitation for everyone in Nairobi's urban slums. Read Sanergy's blog post thanking NCIIA and the Lemelson Foundation for the award. We wish them the best in the future! Read More & Comment
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September 2011: Report on NCIIA Neonatal Technologies Forum
November 2011: NCIIA Provides Venture Mentorship and Training to Winners of Intel Innovators $100K Competition
September 2012: Village Capital and VentureWell Bring Peer Investment Program to Boston
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August 2013: NCIIA Announces more than $500,000 in grants
March 2014: College Students Unveil Technology Innovations in the Heart of Silicon Valley That Address Critical Societal Issues
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