2022 MIT Startup Showcase in Seoul - Startup Exchange Lightning Talks

November 4, 2022
Seoul, Korea
2022 MIT Startup Showcase in Seoul - Startup Exchange Lightning Talks

Location

Seoul, Korea

Overview

The MIT Startup Exchange Lightning Talks and Startup Exhibit listed below are part of the full agenda for 2022 MIT Startup Showcase in Seoul.

The MIT Startup Showcase in Seoul, Korea, will feature MIT-connected startups leading innovation and disruption in Artificial Intelligence, Energy, Metaverse, Life Science, Quantum Computing, Robotics, Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Nanostructured Carbon, and more. 

The day’s agenda will include lightning talks, startup exhibits, and networking opportunities with MIT-connected startups and industry professionals.

MIT Startup Exchange actively promotes collaboration and partnerships between MIT-connected startups and industry, exclusively members of MIT's Industrial Liaison Program. MIT-connected startups are based on licensed MIT technology or are founded by MIT faculty, staff, and alumni. Currently, over 1,400 startups are registered with MIT Startup Exchange.

  • Overview

    The MIT Startup Exchange Lightning Talks and Startup Exhibit listed below are part of the full agenda for 2022 MIT Startup Showcase in Seoul.

    The MIT Startup Showcase in Seoul, Korea, will feature MIT-connected startups leading innovation and disruption in Artificial Intelligence, Energy, Metaverse, Life Science, Quantum Computing, Robotics, Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Nanostructured Carbon, and more. 

    The day’s agenda will include lightning talks, startup exhibits, and networking opportunities with MIT-connected startups and industry professionals.

    MIT Startup Exchange actively promotes collaboration and partnerships between MIT-connected startups and industry, exclusively members of MIT's Industrial Liaison Program. MIT-connected startups are based on licensed MIT technology or are founded by MIT faculty, staff, and alumni. Currently, over 1,400 startups are registered with MIT Startup Exchange.


Agenda

3:05 PM
MIT Startup Exchange Lightning Talks - Part 1
AI-Powered Materials and Formulations Development for Sustainability
Patrick Teyssonneyre
Co-Founder & CEO, Xinterra
Patrick-Teyssonneyre-Xinterra
Patrick Teyssonneyre
Co-Founder & CEO

Patrick Teyssonneyre is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and accomplished senior executive with over 20 years of global experience in Deep Tech Ventures, Climate Tech and General Management of Innovation and Technology, having led the development of numerous Technologies, Products and Applications into successful commercialization in the Chemical and Materials Industries. Teyssonneyre has a B.S. in Materials Engineering, earned an M.B.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

 

Language understanding to mitigate risk and unlock opportunity
Catherine Havasi
Chief Product Officer, Basis Technology
Catherine Havasi
Chief Product Officer

Dr. Catherine Havasi is the Chief Product Officer at Basis Technology, which has been providing AI-powered identity resolution and text understanding for mission-critical industries such as finance, legal, insurance, and the public sector for 10 years. She taught machine learning and go-to-market strategy at MIT, where she ran the Digital Intuition Group and has been a pioneer in human and AI collaboration. She is also a two-time entrepreneur founding both Luminoso and the regtech company Dalang. She has been working on helping computers understand Japanese for over fifteen years. 

Intelligent automation for object handling and precision manipulation
Kota Weaver
Co-Founder and CTO, Skylla Technologies
Kota Weaver headshot
Kota Weaver
Co-Founder and CTO

Kota Weaver is a co-founder and CTO of Skylla Technologies, located in Lexington, Massachusetts, and a spin-off from Prof. Harry Asada’s lab at MIT. Skylla is transforming the manufacturing industry with its Jetstream Controller, a robot intelligence platform that features human-aware navigation and exceptional endpoint positioning accuracy. Skylla can help customers quickly and cost effectively deploy mobile manipulators and other vehicular robots for a wide range of applications in manufacturing, construction, and public service.

Kota has prior experience at Neurala and Boston Incubation Center, working on various AI/ML, computer vision and robotics projects. He has a BS degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

 

Safety-rated advanced 3D sensing for fluid human-robot collaboration
Alberto Moel
VP, Partnerships and Strategy, Veo Robotics
Alberto Moel headshot
Alberto Moel
VP, Partnerships and Strategy

Alberto Moel is the VP, Partnerships and Strategy at Veo Robotics, making industrial robots collaborative. He is responsible for industry partnerships, intellectual property, market and competitive analysis, and company strategy. Previously a Senior Research Analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein in Hong Kong, where he covered Asian high technology companies in the automation and robotics, manufacturing technology, display, and PC OEM sectors. In a former life, he was Principal in the Hong Kong office and co-leader of the Tokyo office of Monitor Group. At Monitor, he specialized in technology strategy and corporate finance for Asian high-tech companies, with an industry focus in consumer electronics, flat panel displays, and semiconductors. Worked extensively with private equity and other financial investors in identifying opportunities, performing due diligence, and supporting turnaround efforts post-acquisition or investment. In addition, a Professor and Lecturer at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and at Harvard Business School, co-founded a successful Brazilian hedge fund, and worked at JP Morgan (New York and Mexico City), Toshiba Corporation in Japan, and IBM Corporation in New York, Cambridge, and Zurich. A native of Mexico, he has SB, SM, and ScD degrees from MIT, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Building the best-in-class Workplace Metaverse MMO
Vishal Punwani
CEO, SoWork
Vishal Punwani headshot
Vishal Punwani
CEO

Vishal (‘Vish’) is the CEO and co-founder of SoWork - the 'Workplace Metaverse' - founded at Harvard's iLab. SoWork started off as a more human way for his team to internally communicate, and now Fortune 10 companies and thousands of companies and startups alike enter the SoWork Metaverse to work, socialize, build communities, and host events. Besides being a CEO, Vishal is a medical doctor, an Entrepreneur-in-Residence with Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs, a Mentor at the Oxford Foundry, and Alumni Advisor at MassChallenge Boston. In his prior life, Vish worked at the World Health Organization in Geneva, and became one of the highest rated Teaching Fellows at Khan Academy in Health and Medicine. Vish likes traveling, playing videogames and hockey, and building things with smart people.

Collaborative Remote Workspaces for Industrial Metaverse Applications
Ali Merchant
Founder & CEO, iQ3Connect
iQ3_Merchant
Ali Merchant
Founder & CEO

Ali Merchant is the co-founder and CEO of iQ3Connect. He has worked and published in the aerospace industry in the area of numerical simulation and design optimization of gas turbines. Design methods and tools he has developed are used for gas turbine design in universities and industry. He brings 15 years of experience and knowledge of CAD, CAE, and multi-disciplinary product design to the iQ3Connect team. Ali holds a Masters and Ph.D. from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

DNA: The original purpose-fit storage and computation platform
Sean Mihm
Director of Mechanical Engineering, CATALOG
Sean Mihm headshot
Sean Mihm
Director of Mechanical Engineering

Sean Mihm is Director of Mechanical Engineering at CATALOG where he is responsible for leading CATALOG’s storage efforts through hardware and process development of DNA Writing, platform advancement, and supporting the drive toward commercial readiness. As part of the team for nearly four years, Sean has been instrumental in the development of the world’s first automated, high throughput DNA Data Storage Writer, Shannon, which was awarded Time 100 best inventions in 2019.

Previously, Sean co-founded a point-of-care blood based diagnostic device leveraging protein engineering and novel microfluidic strategies to offer personalized blood thinner recommendations to patients. Sean is passionate about the unique utilization of biology to solve the world’s most complex problems, innovative design, and sustainability. Sean holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.


 

3:55 PM
Networking Break

 

4:10 PM
MIT Startup Exchange Lightning Talks - Part 2
Liquid Metal(TM) Batteries for Gridscale Energy Storage
Adam Briggs
Chief Commercial Officer, Ambri
Adam Briggs headshot
Adam Briggs
Chief Commercial Officer

Adam’s career has spanned over three decades advancing new battery and fuel cell products for energy storage, consumer electronics, military and industrial markets.  Adam led Duracell’s OEM sales and consulting group.  He was president of Millennium Cell and CEO of Acumentrics, fuel cell technology developers and manufacturers.  Most recently as the Chief Commercial Officer of NEC Energy Solutions, he led the capture of grid scale energy storage projects for that leading energy storage integrator over a four-year growth period.

Adam’s experience in the introduction of new battery products has been instrumental in guiding Ambri towards energy storage markets and partnerships.

Chemical Reactor Platform Powered by Electricity, Not Combustion
Trevor Best
CEO and Co-Founder, Syzygy Plasmonics
Trevor Best
Trevor Best
CEO and Co-Founder

Trevor Best is the CEO and Co-Founder of Syzygy Plasmonics. Syzygy Plasmonics is pioneering a new type of chemical reactor driven by light rather than heat, enabling the potential for dramatically more efficient chemical manufacturing. At Syzygy, he has successfully raised three funding rounds. He is currently focusing on bringing Syzygy’s revolutionary photochemical technology to market. Before starting Syzygy, he worked for Baker Hughes. There he steadily progressed into management, where he gained expertise in quality assurance (Six Sigma Black Belt), regulatory compliance, technology development management, project and personnel management, supply chain management, internal/external communications, and business process architecture.

Enterprise Software for Quantum Computing
Shoji Nishiura
Senior Business Development Executive, Zapata Computing
Shoji Nishiura headshot
Shoji Nishiura
Senior Business Development Executive

Shoji Nishiura has over thirty years of experience architecting and selling solutions for BSS/OSS, Big Data, and Cloud financial management across many verticals. Shoji's past experience includes working 15 years at HP, working at Vodafone/SoftBank, and a management consulting firm. He graduated with a masters in opto-electronics and bachelors in solid state physics/electronics engineering from Tokushima University in Japan.

Building High-Performance Solar for the Next Generation
Joel Jean
CEO and Co-Founder, Swift Solar
Joel Jean headshot
Joel Jean
CEO and Co-Founder

Joel is above all an advocate for climate action and is the co-founder and CEO of Swift Solar, a CA-based startup developing next-generation perovskite solar cell technology. Before founding Swift in 2017, he served as Executive Director of the Tata-MIT GridEdge Solar research program, which focuses on scale-up of new solar photovoltaic technologies for India and other developing countries. As an NSF Fellow at MIT, Joel developed ultra-lightweight and flexible solar cells that were recognized by the 2017 Katerva Award. He was named a Forbes 30 Under 30 Fellow in Energy and one of Business Insider’s Rising Stars of Clean Energy. He co-authored the MIT Future of Solar Energy Study and has worked extensively on emerging PV materials and devices, techno-economic analysis, and energy and climate policy. Joel holds a PhD and SM in electrical engineering from MIT and a BS with distinction from Stanford University.

Cutting-edge simulation driven small molecule drug discovery
S. Roy Kimura
Co-Founder & CEO, Modulus Discovery
Roy Kimura headshot
S. Roy Kimura
Co-Founder & CEO

Roy has over 20 years of computational drug discovery experience, including 5 years as co-founder and CEO of Modulus Discovery, and prior to this, 10 years at Bristol-Myers Squibb in Connecticut, 2 years at Variagenics, a personalized medicine company formerly in Cambridge, MA, and 4 years at Schrodinger, Inc. where he was responsible for launching collaborative research projects with global pharmaceutical firms and top academic laboratories. Roy also previously served as Visiting Associate Professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology where he lectured on drug discovery and biotechnology entrepreneurship. Roy received his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Boston University and completed his post-doctoral studies at MIT.

Accelerated drug discovery through well-orchestrated research and sound science
Andrew A. Radin
CEO & Co-Founder, Aria Pharmaceuticals
Andrew A Radin headshot
Andrew A. Radin
CEO & Co-Founder

Andrew A. Radin is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Aria Pharmaceuticals, a preclinical-stage pharmaceutical company discovering and developing novel small molecule therapies for complex and hard-to-treat diseases. Andrew created the company’s first drug development algorithms as part of his studies in biomedical informatics at Stanford University in 2014. Since co-founding Aria, Andrew was named an Emerging Pharma Leader by Pharma Executive magazine, was invited to give a TEDMED talk, and was named a Top 100 AI Leader by Deep Knowledge Analytics.

Prior to co-founding Aria, Andrew served as Chief Technology Officer at several successful internet startups. His prior projects have reached tens of millions of people in telephony systems, advertising networks, video games, and geographical mapping systems. Andrew studied Biomedical Informatics in Stanford University's SCPD graduate program and holds Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Nanostructured Carbon to Power our World
Kerin Perez Harwood
Director of Business Development, Nano-C
KPHarwood headshot
Kerin Perez Harwood
Director of Business Development

Ms. Kerin Perez Harwood, Director of Business Development at Nano-C, has 10 years of global industry experience in bringing new materials and chemicals to market. She has a diverse professional background spanning commercial, operations, and development roles. Ms. Perez Harwood leads all business and strategy-related activities for the Semiconductor and Optical Semiconductor materials business at Nano-C and is an active member of the executive management team. She also works with small local businesses as a business planning and marketing consultant primarily focused on upgrading business technology systems and marketing strategy. Prior to joining Nano-C, Ms. Perez Harwood was Business Development Manager for Merck KGaA / EMD Performance Materials (now EMD Electronics) covering Lighting, Photovoltaics, Display Technologies, and related materials for printed electronics. She successfully built and managed relationships with customers and strategic partners with major U.S. solar and lighting manufacturers, leading U.S. technology companies, and high-tech startups. With a focus on driving multi-million-dollar sales growth and market expansion, Ms. Perez Harwood led and executed commercial agreements driving the diversification of Merck’s product pipeline. With her years of corporate experience, she brings a unique and valuable perspective to Nano-C, as she views negotiations through the corporate lens.  Ms. Perez Harwood managed all commercial activities related to customer programs from the early stage to mass production, including communications strategy, price negotiation, and forecasting. Prior to Merck, she was with Siemens HealthCare Diagnostics (now Siemens Healthineers). She also has a personal interest in health and wellness and has pursued several related entrepreneurial endeavors. Ms. Perez Harwood holds an MBA from F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.

5:00 PM
Networking with Startup Exhibit

 

 


 

  • Agenda
    3:05 PM
    MIT Startup Exchange Lightning Talks - Part 1
    AI-Powered Materials and Formulations Development for Sustainability
    Patrick Teyssonneyre
    Co-Founder & CEO, Xinterra
    Patrick-Teyssonneyre-Xinterra
    Patrick Teyssonneyre
    Co-Founder & CEO

    Patrick Teyssonneyre is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and accomplished senior executive with over 20 years of global experience in Deep Tech Ventures, Climate Tech and General Management of Innovation and Technology, having led the development of numerous Technologies, Products and Applications into successful commercialization in the Chemical and Materials Industries. Teyssonneyre has a B.S. in Materials Engineering, earned an M.B.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

     

    Language understanding to mitigate risk and unlock opportunity
    Catherine Havasi
    Chief Product Officer, Basis Technology
    Catherine Havasi
    Chief Product Officer

    Dr. Catherine Havasi is the Chief Product Officer at Basis Technology, which has been providing AI-powered identity resolution and text understanding for mission-critical industries such as finance, legal, insurance, and the public sector for 10 years. She taught machine learning and go-to-market strategy at MIT, where she ran the Digital Intuition Group and has been a pioneer in human and AI collaboration. She is also a two-time entrepreneur founding both Luminoso and the regtech company Dalang. She has been working on helping computers understand Japanese for over fifteen years. 

    Intelligent automation for object handling and precision manipulation
    Kota Weaver
    Co-Founder and CTO, Skylla Technologies
    Kota Weaver headshot
    Kota Weaver
    Co-Founder and CTO

    Kota Weaver is a co-founder and CTO of Skylla Technologies, located in Lexington, Massachusetts, and a spin-off from Prof. Harry Asada’s lab at MIT. Skylla is transforming the manufacturing industry with its Jetstream Controller, a robot intelligence platform that features human-aware navigation and exceptional endpoint positioning accuracy. Skylla can help customers quickly and cost effectively deploy mobile manipulators and other vehicular robots for a wide range of applications in manufacturing, construction, and public service.

    Kota has prior experience at Neurala and Boston Incubation Center, working on various AI/ML, computer vision and robotics projects. He has a BS degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

     

    Safety-rated advanced 3D sensing for fluid human-robot collaboration
    Alberto Moel
    VP, Partnerships and Strategy, Veo Robotics
    Alberto Moel headshot
    Alberto Moel
    VP, Partnerships and Strategy

    Alberto Moel is the VP, Partnerships and Strategy at Veo Robotics, making industrial robots collaborative. He is responsible for industry partnerships, intellectual property, market and competitive analysis, and company strategy. Previously a Senior Research Analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein in Hong Kong, where he covered Asian high technology companies in the automation and robotics, manufacturing technology, display, and PC OEM sectors. In a former life, he was Principal in the Hong Kong office and co-leader of the Tokyo office of Monitor Group. At Monitor, he specialized in technology strategy and corporate finance for Asian high-tech companies, with an industry focus in consumer electronics, flat panel displays, and semiconductors. Worked extensively with private equity and other financial investors in identifying opportunities, performing due diligence, and supporting turnaround efforts post-acquisition or investment. In addition, a Professor and Lecturer at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and at Harvard Business School, co-founded a successful Brazilian hedge fund, and worked at JP Morgan (New York and Mexico City), Toshiba Corporation in Japan, and IBM Corporation in New York, Cambridge, and Zurich. A native of Mexico, he has SB, SM, and ScD degrees from MIT, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

    Building the best-in-class Workplace Metaverse MMO
    Vishal Punwani
    CEO, SoWork
    Vishal Punwani headshot
    Vishal Punwani
    CEO

    Vishal (‘Vish’) is the CEO and co-founder of SoWork - the 'Workplace Metaverse' - founded at Harvard's iLab. SoWork started off as a more human way for his team to internally communicate, and now Fortune 10 companies and thousands of companies and startups alike enter the SoWork Metaverse to work, socialize, build communities, and host events. Besides being a CEO, Vishal is a medical doctor, an Entrepreneur-in-Residence with Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs, a Mentor at the Oxford Foundry, and Alumni Advisor at MassChallenge Boston. In his prior life, Vish worked at the World Health Organization in Geneva, and became one of the highest rated Teaching Fellows at Khan Academy in Health and Medicine. Vish likes traveling, playing videogames and hockey, and building things with smart people.

    Collaborative Remote Workspaces for Industrial Metaverse Applications
    Ali Merchant
    Founder & CEO, iQ3Connect
    iQ3_Merchant
    Ali Merchant
    Founder & CEO

    Ali Merchant is the co-founder and CEO of iQ3Connect. He has worked and published in the aerospace industry in the area of numerical simulation and design optimization of gas turbines. Design methods and tools he has developed are used for gas turbine design in universities and industry. He brings 15 years of experience and knowledge of CAD, CAE, and multi-disciplinary product design to the iQ3Connect team. Ali holds a Masters and Ph.D. from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    DNA: The original purpose-fit storage and computation platform
    Sean Mihm
    Director of Mechanical Engineering, CATALOG
    Sean Mihm headshot
    Sean Mihm
    Director of Mechanical Engineering

    Sean Mihm is Director of Mechanical Engineering at CATALOG where he is responsible for leading CATALOG’s storage efforts through hardware and process development of DNA Writing, platform advancement, and supporting the drive toward commercial readiness. As part of the team for nearly four years, Sean has been instrumental in the development of the world’s first automated, high throughput DNA Data Storage Writer, Shannon, which was awarded Time 100 best inventions in 2019.

    Previously, Sean co-founded a point-of-care blood based diagnostic device leveraging protein engineering and novel microfluidic strategies to offer personalized blood thinner recommendations to patients. Sean is passionate about the unique utilization of biology to solve the world’s most complex problems, innovative design, and sustainability. Sean holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.


     

    3:55 PM
    Networking Break

     

    4:10 PM
    MIT Startup Exchange Lightning Talks - Part 2
    Liquid Metal(TM) Batteries for Gridscale Energy Storage
    Adam Briggs
    Chief Commercial Officer, Ambri
    Adam Briggs headshot
    Adam Briggs
    Chief Commercial Officer

    Adam’s career has spanned over three decades advancing new battery and fuel cell products for energy storage, consumer electronics, military and industrial markets.  Adam led Duracell’s OEM sales and consulting group.  He was president of Millennium Cell and CEO of Acumentrics, fuel cell technology developers and manufacturers.  Most recently as the Chief Commercial Officer of NEC Energy Solutions, he led the capture of grid scale energy storage projects for that leading energy storage integrator over a four-year growth period.

    Adam’s experience in the introduction of new battery products has been instrumental in guiding Ambri towards energy storage markets and partnerships.

    Chemical Reactor Platform Powered by Electricity, Not Combustion
    Trevor Best
    CEO and Co-Founder, Syzygy Plasmonics
    Trevor Best
    Trevor Best
    CEO and Co-Founder

    Trevor Best is the CEO and Co-Founder of Syzygy Plasmonics. Syzygy Plasmonics is pioneering a new type of chemical reactor driven by light rather than heat, enabling the potential for dramatically more efficient chemical manufacturing. At Syzygy, he has successfully raised three funding rounds. He is currently focusing on bringing Syzygy’s revolutionary photochemical technology to market. Before starting Syzygy, he worked for Baker Hughes. There he steadily progressed into management, where he gained expertise in quality assurance (Six Sigma Black Belt), regulatory compliance, technology development management, project and personnel management, supply chain management, internal/external communications, and business process architecture.

    Enterprise Software for Quantum Computing
    Shoji Nishiura
    Senior Business Development Executive, Zapata Computing
    Shoji Nishiura headshot
    Shoji Nishiura
    Senior Business Development Executive

    Shoji Nishiura has over thirty years of experience architecting and selling solutions for BSS/OSS, Big Data, and Cloud financial management across many verticals. Shoji's past experience includes working 15 years at HP, working at Vodafone/SoftBank, and a management consulting firm. He graduated with a masters in opto-electronics and bachelors in solid state physics/electronics engineering from Tokushima University in Japan.

    Building High-Performance Solar for the Next Generation
    Joel Jean
    CEO and Co-Founder, Swift Solar
    Joel Jean headshot
    Joel Jean
    CEO and Co-Founder

    Joel is above all an advocate for climate action and is the co-founder and CEO of Swift Solar, a CA-based startup developing next-generation perovskite solar cell technology. Before founding Swift in 2017, he served as Executive Director of the Tata-MIT GridEdge Solar research program, which focuses on scale-up of new solar photovoltaic technologies for India and other developing countries. As an NSF Fellow at MIT, Joel developed ultra-lightweight and flexible solar cells that were recognized by the 2017 Katerva Award. He was named a Forbes 30 Under 30 Fellow in Energy and one of Business Insider’s Rising Stars of Clean Energy. He co-authored the MIT Future of Solar Energy Study and has worked extensively on emerging PV materials and devices, techno-economic analysis, and energy and climate policy. Joel holds a PhD and SM in electrical engineering from MIT and a BS with distinction from Stanford University.

    Cutting-edge simulation driven small molecule drug discovery
    S. Roy Kimura
    Co-Founder & CEO, Modulus Discovery
    Roy Kimura headshot
    S. Roy Kimura
    Co-Founder & CEO

    Roy has over 20 years of computational drug discovery experience, including 5 years as co-founder and CEO of Modulus Discovery, and prior to this, 10 years at Bristol-Myers Squibb in Connecticut, 2 years at Variagenics, a personalized medicine company formerly in Cambridge, MA, and 4 years at Schrodinger, Inc. where he was responsible for launching collaborative research projects with global pharmaceutical firms and top academic laboratories. Roy also previously served as Visiting Associate Professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology where he lectured on drug discovery and biotechnology entrepreneurship. Roy received his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Boston University and completed his post-doctoral studies at MIT.

    Accelerated drug discovery through well-orchestrated research and sound science
    Andrew A. Radin
    CEO & Co-Founder, Aria Pharmaceuticals
    Andrew A Radin headshot
    Andrew A. Radin
    CEO & Co-Founder

    Andrew A. Radin is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Aria Pharmaceuticals, a preclinical-stage pharmaceutical company discovering and developing novel small molecule therapies for complex and hard-to-treat diseases. Andrew created the company’s first drug development algorithms as part of his studies in biomedical informatics at Stanford University in 2014. Since co-founding Aria, Andrew was named an Emerging Pharma Leader by Pharma Executive magazine, was invited to give a TEDMED talk, and was named a Top 100 AI Leader by Deep Knowledge Analytics.

    Prior to co-founding Aria, Andrew served as Chief Technology Officer at several successful internet startups. His prior projects have reached tens of millions of people in telephony systems, advertising networks, video games, and geographical mapping systems. Andrew studied Biomedical Informatics in Stanford University's SCPD graduate program and holds Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science from Rochester Institute of Technology.

    Nanostructured Carbon to Power our World
    Kerin Perez Harwood
    Director of Business Development, Nano-C
    KPHarwood headshot
    Kerin Perez Harwood
    Director of Business Development

    Ms. Kerin Perez Harwood, Director of Business Development at Nano-C, has 10 years of global industry experience in bringing new materials and chemicals to market. She has a diverse professional background spanning commercial, operations, and development roles. Ms. Perez Harwood leads all business and strategy-related activities for the Semiconductor and Optical Semiconductor materials business at Nano-C and is an active member of the executive management team. She also works with small local businesses as a business planning and marketing consultant primarily focused on upgrading business technology systems and marketing strategy. Prior to joining Nano-C, Ms. Perez Harwood was Business Development Manager for Merck KGaA / EMD Performance Materials (now EMD Electronics) covering Lighting, Photovoltaics, Display Technologies, and related materials for printed electronics. She successfully built and managed relationships with customers and strategic partners with major U.S. solar and lighting manufacturers, leading U.S. technology companies, and high-tech startups. With a focus on driving multi-million-dollar sales growth and market expansion, Ms. Perez Harwood led and executed commercial agreements driving the diversification of Merck’s product pipeline. With her years of corporate experience, she brings a unique and valuable perspective to Nano-C, as she views negotiations through the corporate lens.  Ms. Perez Harwood managed all commercial activities related to customer programs from the early stage to mass production, including communications strategy, price negotiation, and forecasting. Prior to Merck, she was with Siemens HealthCare Diagnostics (now Siemens Healthineers). She also has a personal interest in health and wellness and has pursued several related entrepreneurial endeavors. Ms. Perez Harwood holds an MBA from F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.

    5:00 PM
    Networking with Startup Exhibit

     

     


     


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