Following last year's successful Silicon Valley Showcase, MIT Startup Exchange is once again excited to feature this October countless advances in innovation, entrepreneurship and industry collaboration to impact not only how companies can do business but also how we function in our daily lives. What exciting new innovations are emerging from the MIT startup ecosystem? How will the latest technology trends affect your business? How can startups help transform a difficult landscape under COVID-19 and beyond? MIT Startup Exchange, an integrated program of MIT Corporate Relations, is hosting a Startup Showcase to feature West Coast startups and their technologies focused on AI and IoT, finance, customer analytics, energy, supply chain and manufacturing, among other key themes. Join us, as this promises to be an excellent forum where potential partnerships between corporates and startups can emerge!
Marcus leads the MIT Startup Exchange, which facilitates connections between MIT-connected startups and corporate members of the MIT Industrial Liaison Program (ILP). Marcus manages networking events, workshops, the STEX25 accelerator, opportunity postings, and helps define the strategic direction of MIT Startup Exchange. He is a two-time tech entrepreneur (one exit in cybersecurity), and has previously held roles in finance, software engineering, corporate strategy, and business development at emerging tech companies and Fortune 100 corporations in the U.S., Latin America, and Europe. Marcus was a member of the Swedish national rowing team and he is a mentor at the MIT Venture Mentoring Service.
Aaron is responsible for OmniSci’s marketing strategy and execution, building and leading the team that fosters, nurtures, and enables demand for the OmniSci platform. He comes to OmniSci with more than two decades of previous success as an entrepreneur, building demand for some of software’s most familiar platforms. Most recently he ran the global community for D2IQ (formerly Mesosphere), including leading the launch and growth of DC/OS as an open source project. Prior to that he led the Java Community Process at Sun Microsystems, and ecosystem programs at SAP. Aaron has also served as the founding CEO of two startups in the entertainment space. Aaron has an MS in Computer Science and BS in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.
Will Tashman is cofounder and Chief Revenue Officer at Uncountable. In his role, he works closely with Uncountable's customers to implement the larger vision for material informatics across vastly different fields, delivering solutions that transform R&D organizations into a digital operations. Tashman graduated from MIT with a degree in materials science, and worked for Apple for 3 years on the Product Design team.
Ido is the Founder and CEO of SafeMode, developing a unique Driver-engagement platform to engage and reward fleet drivers. Ido has more than ten years of experience in the leading innovative teams; prior to SafeMode, Ido served in the IDF as an officer ranked as a captain in the Israeli counter-terrorism unit developed out of the box solution and products in challenging environments. Ido has been shortlisted at TU-Automotive 2020 "Rising start of the year under 30" award, awarded as "Top young entrepreneurs" of the European Union's ALARM program, and won the SAE's WCX connected cars challenge.
Formerly a research specialist at MIT Media Lab, Rohan is now the CEO and co-founder of Stable Auto which is working on software tools to help deploy EV charging infrastructure for fleets at minimal cost and maximum efficiency. The Stable team combines it's previous experience with deploying charging infrastructure with new data science models that help fleets and charging providers optimize their infrastructure rollout from a cost and utilization perspecitive.
Arjun Mendhi is an engineer, entrepreneur and artist, committed to empowering rights-holders of digital intellectual property. From his first patent application in this field in 2012 to now, as the CEO of MOLTEN, Arjun continues to lead innovation to solve the most pressing needs of the media and entertainment industry. Arjun brings a decade product and business leadership experience, from large organizations such as Danaher and Google, to startups such as Infinite Analytics. A two-time winner of the prestigious MIT $100K Web/IT Award, he has a CS undergraduate degree from Anna University and an MBA from MIT Sloan.
Dr. Barmak Heshmat is the CEO of BRELYON, a display technology startup in Silicon Valley. Barmak was former head of optics at Meta Augmented Reality where he was leading a team of engineers to realize the next generation of augmented reality headsets. Before that, Barmak was a research scientist at MIT Media Lab for 4 years where he was mentoring graduate students and directing research on advanced imaging and display systems. Dr. Heshmat has given six TEDx talks and has many publications and inventions, some of which are featured on cover of MIT news, Nature photonics and other mainstream media outlets such as BBC, CBS, Tech Crunch, etc.
Victor is a co-founder and CTO of OnSpecta. An engineer by training, and a deep-tech entrepreneur by choice, he’s passionate about solving hard, technical problems.
Prior to OnSpecta, Victor did research at MIT CSAIL, started a YCombinator-backed fintech company, and represented Great Britain at the International Olympiad in Informatics. Victor holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from MIT, where he was an Intel Research Scholar.
Disclaimer: MIT Startup Exchange provides introductions that ideally provides open ended discussions in order to share mutual interests and potentially create common ground that incite the parties to collaborate. MIT Startup Exchange introductions may eventually lead to mutual partnerships, but that is not in any way guaranteed by MIT, MIT Corporate Relations, MIT Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) or MIT Startup Exchange, which take no responsibility for the outcome of such discussions and takes no formal part in such discussions following our introduction. MIT Startup Exchange and its activities and events are not for purposes of soliciting investment or offering securities.