This session provides an overview of the Startup Exchange program, and how startups can engage. It is intended for MIT-connected startups that are new to the program as well as others that might have registered a while ago and pivoted or achieved significant milestones.
All startups have to be registered with the MIT Startup Exchange program to participate. As a next step, please sign up for the session via the registration form and select a timeslot.
This is a virtual/remote session on Wednesday, March 6 (10 AM to 11:30 AM EST).
All startups are strongly encouraged to participate and will be considered eligible to present to corporates at one Startup Exchange quarterly Demo Days. In addition to start receiving targeted connection and speaking opportunities and in US and internationally.
Catarina Madeira joined Corporate Relations in May 2021 as Program Director, Startup Exchange.
Madeira has been working with the Cambridge/Boston startup ecosystem for the past 10 years and joins Corporate Relations with a solid network in the innovation and entrepreneurial community. In 2010, she joined the startup accelerator IUL MIT Portugal working in Lisbon and working with the Cambridge team on all aspects related to the accelerator’s launch. She held positions including Operations Coordinator, Program Manager, and Business Developer. The accelerator soon achieved steady growth in large part due to the partnerships that Catarina led with regional and global startup ecosystems. Most recently she worked at NECEC, leading a program that connects cleantech startups and industry. In this role, she developed and built a pipeline of startups and forged strong relationships with both domestic and European companies. She has also held positions in Portugal and France including at L’Oréal and Saboaria e Perfumaria Confiança as Pharmacist and Technical Director.
Madeira earned her Bachelor in Chemistry at the University of Porto and her Bachelor in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Coimbra in Portugal. She went on to earn her Master of Engineering for Health and Medicines at University Lyon 1 and EM Lyon in France.
Each startup that signs up to participate in the assessment call has a 10 minute 1-on-1 meeting with the Startup Exchange Program Director. Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) Directors, are invited to attend. Time slots are available in the registration form.
Disclaimer: MIT Startup Exchange can make introductions that ideally provide 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 takes no responsibility for these outcomes and 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.