MIT STEX25 Showcase

May 18, 2021
Virtual Event
MIT STEX25 Showcase

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Virtual Event

Overview

MIT Startup Exchange is convening our STEX25 Showcase on Tuesday, May 18, 11 AM ET.

The STEX25 Showcase features some of the most promising and industry-ready startups from across MIT. These startups are all part of STEX25, an accelerator run by MIT Startup Exchange, an integrated program of MIT Corporate Relations. This is a must-attend event for executives at industry-leading corporations, especially those who work in innovation, emerging technology, corporate venture capital, and/or corporate development & strategy. The format is fast paced, exposing attendees to a broad cross selection of technologies and use cases applicable to many different companies and industries globally. These will include AI, IIoT, advanced manufacturing, fintech, energy and life science and advanced materials, highlighting the increased focus on sustainability, supply chains and security, to address and solve some of the pressing problems of today and tomorrow in collaboration with industry.

This event is for ILP members and the MIT community. You can confirm your company's ILP membership here: https://ilp.mit.edu/search/members.

  • Overview

    MIT Startup Exchange is convening our STEX25 Showcase on Tuesday, May 18, 11 AM ET.

    The STEX25 Showcase features some of the most promising and industry-ready startups from across MIT. These startups are all part of STEX25, an accelerator run by MIT Startup Exchange, an integrated program of MIT Corporate Relations. This is a must-attend event for executives at industry-leading corporations, especially those who work in innovation, emerging technology, corporate venture capital, and/or corporate development & strategy. The format is fast paced, exposing attendees to a broad cross selection of technologies and use cases applicable to many different companies and industries globally. These will include AI, IIoT, advanced manufacturing, fintech, energy and life science and advanced materials, highlighting the increased focus on sustainability, supply chains and security, to address and solve some of the pressing problems of today and tomorrow in collaboration with industry.

    This event is for ILP members and the MIT community. You can confirm your company's ILP membership here: https://ilp.mit.edu/search/members.

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Agenda

11:00 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Program Director, MIT Startup Exchange
Marcus Dahllöf
Marcus Dahllöf
Program Director

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.

11:05 AM
Startup Lightning Talks with Q&A
Endor: First do-it-yourself predictive behavioral analytics platform
Tomer Srulevich
Chief Business Officer, Endor
Tomer Srulevich
Chief Business Officer

Tomer is an experienced technology start-up builder, Angel Investor and business growth strategist with 20+ years of experience founding, managing and advising technology companies across fintech, insuretech, retail and public sectors.

He serves as the Chief Business Officer at Endor, MIT spinoff Artificial Intelligence software SaaS company that provides a predictive analytics platform using Social Physics science to automates the process of answering predictive business questions based on human behavior.

In addition, he serves as a council member at The Digital Economist to define ways to leverage disruptive technologies and investable opportunities for the new human-centered Digital Economy.

Prior to joining Endor, he was an Executive VP at Voyager Labs, an Artificial Intelligence software startup that raised +$100M to provide cognitive analytics based on unstructured human behavior data. Tomer joined Sapiens as Executive VP (NASDAQ: SPNS) and was the Co-Founder & Executive VP of Sapiens DECISION, a spinoff of a decision management business unit to serve global financial services markets.

Prior to this, Tomer managed product development teams and led complex project implementations globally working with global Fortune 500 firms.

Mr. Srulevich is an Alumnus of Harvard Business School and a Computer Science graduate from IDC.

Kebotix: Advanced materials and chemicals invented with AI speed
Jill Becker
CEO, Kebotix
Jill Becker
CEO

Dr. Jill S. Becker is CEO of Kebotix, a technology platform company for new AI-discovered chemicals & materials. Jill has done a lot of other entrepreneurial endeavors including founding two successful tech companies, 02139 & Cambridge NanoTech. She is a past Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year winner in energy & materials and a YPOer. Jill earned her PhD & MA in chemistry from Harvard. In her spare time, besides travelling, she loves to spend time with her friends & family. Like most chemists, Jill is a foodie and deeply appreciates hauté gastronomy.

Immunai: Reprogram Immunity
Danny Wells
Co-founder & SVP of Strategic Research, Immunai
Danny Wells
Co-founder & SVP of Strategic Research

Danny Wells is a Co-founder and the SVP of Strategic Research at Immunai, a biotech company using single cell functional genomics to map the immune system in order to discover new therapies. He Co-founded Immunai while at the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, where he founded and led the Genomic Data Science and Immunotherapy Resistance group. His research has appeared in Nature, Cell and Nature Medicine and he has given invited talks around the world on his work. He completed his PhD in Applied Math and Computational Biology at Northwestern and a postdoc at UC Berkeley in Evolutionary Biology. He lives in Berkeley, CA with his wife and son. 

Jeeva Wireless: Automating consumable product replenishment with real-time data
Scott Bright
Scott Bright
CEO

Scott is an accomplished technology executive with 30 years of entrepreneurial and growth-phase experience. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at Seattle University. Prior to joining Jeeva, Scott was co-founder and CEO of Synapse Product Development, overseeing a 10-year growth in positive EBITDA annual revenue to $60M and a staff of 250+ people with offices in Seattle, San Francisco, Orlando, and Hong Kong. Scott holds four U.S. patents, received his B.S. Electrical Engineering from Ohio University and M.B.A. from University of Washington, and is a Governance Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors.

JETCOOL: Cooling for today’s high power electronics
Bernie Malouin
Founder & CEO, JETCOOL
Bernie Malouin
Founder & CEO

Dr. Bernie Malouin is the founder and CEO of JETCOOL Technologies. Previously, Dr. Malouin spent 8 years at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he served as Chief Engineer on a $100M airborne hardware program. He was also the Principal Investigator on a $1.2M research and development project on cooling high power electronics, and has 13 years of experience in liquid cooling of electronics. Dr. Malouin holds a PhD in mechanical engineering and a BS in aeronautical engineering, both from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. You may also find him fixing a tractor, flying an airplane, or bicycling a rail trail.

Hosta Labs: Merging intelligence and infrastructure
Henriette Fleischmann
Co-Founder and COO, Hosta Labs
Henriette Fleischmann
Co-Founder and COO

Henriette received her MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management and has worked in top tier consulting, managing multi-million $ projects for Fortune 100 companies on process optimization, strategy development, and restructuring for more than 12 years. 

 

Meter: Intuitive inspection equipment for engineers and manufacturers
Eduardo Torrealba
Co-Founder and CEO, Meter
Eduardo Torrealba
Co-Founder and CEO

 

 

OpenSpace: Your jobsite, fully captured. Just tap record and go
Jeevan Kalanithi
CEO, OpenSpace
Jeevan Kalanithi
CEO

Jeevan Kalanithi is CEO of OpenSpace, a technologist, and an entrepreneur. His background is in artificial intelligence, software and hardware engineering, and design. His first startup shipped two generations of a consumer electronic product into national retail. This company was acquired by North America's largest drone company at that time, 3D Robotics (also known as 3DR), in 2014. At 3DR, Jeevan served as VP Product, Chief Product Officer, and President. At 3DR, Jeevan helped build the team that launched Solo, 3DR’s prosumer and enterprise-grade drone. Solo did $45M in revenue in its first two quarters. Site Scan, 3DR’s SaaS-based survey, mapping, and inspection software product, launched in 2016 in partnership with Autodesk and is now 3DR's flagship product. After 3DR, Jeevan joined Lux Capital, a $3B fund, as an EIR (Entrepreneur-in-Residence). He began working on the OpenSpace concept at that time with his co-founders, Mike Fleischman and Philip DeCamp, whom he met at MIT: both completed computer vision Ph.D.'s there. Mike founded a company based on his computer vision work; this company became one of Twitter's largest acquisitions before it IPO'd. OpenSpace officially launched in the summer of 2018. Jeevan completed his bachelor’s degree at Stanford and his MS at MIT, where he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow.

Sourcemap: Technology to achieve 100% traceable, transparent supply chains
Leonardo Bonanni
Founder and CEO, Sourcemap
Leonardo Bonanni
Founder and CEO

Dr. Leonardo Bonanni is the founder and CEO of Sourcemap, the supply chain transparency platform. Leading brands and manufacturers use Sourcemap software to trace their products to the source and ensure that corporate standards are met every step of the way, including zero-deforestation, zero-child labor, and the highest standards for raw materials such as recycled, fair trade and organic. You can see Timberland and The North Face, Mars and Hershey, all publishing their Sourcemap-verified supply chains on open.sourcemap.com, the world's largest supply chain disclosure website. Leo developed Sourcemap as part of his PhD at the MIT Media Lab and has been named among America's 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics and America's Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs.

ISEE: AI for advanced autonomous yard truck solutions
Yibiao Zhao
Co-founder & CEO, iSee
Yibiao Zhao
Co-founder & CEO

 

Yibiao Zhao is the co-founder and CEO of ISEE, an autonomous technology company specializing in developing AI that understands human decision making and intention to enhance performance and safety in the transportation and logistics markets. ISEE is building towards a future where autonomous machines can thrive alongside humans and seamlessly and safely integrate into any environment. Yibiao completed his PhD at UCLA studying computer vision and his Postdoc at MIT studying cognitive robots. He is a pioneer of engineering common sense for visual understanding and cognitive robots, and he is the co-chair of the interdisciplinary workshop series at the CVPR and CogSci conferences.

OnSpecta: Unique Virtualization Technology for Best Inference Hardware Performance
Victor Jakubiuk
Co-founder & CTO, OnSpecta
Victor Jakubiuk
Co-founder & CTO

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.

AirWorks: Automatically turning aerial data into maps and engineering plans
David Morczinek
CEO, AirWorks
David Morczinek
CEO

David Morczinek is the Co-Founder and CEO of AirWorks where he spearheads the development of AirWorks’ autonomous drafting technology to advance the application of aerial intelligence and transform the engineering and construction industries. Previously David had a successful career with Airbus in both France and Spain, where he led the first delivery and completion of Airbus’ newest aircraft, and secured contracts for $275M. David holds an MBA from MIT Sloan, as well as M.S. in aerospace engineering from Hamburg University of Technology.

 

Leela AI: Breakthrough AI for Causal Video Understanding
Cyrus Shaoul
Co-Founder and CEO, Leela AI
Cyrus Shaoul
Co-Founder and CEO

Dr. Cyrus Shaoul is an entrepreneur and computational psycholinguist with extensive experience in computational cognitive modeling. Dr. Shaoul was a co-founder and CTO of Digital Garage Inc until its IPO in 2001. He has deep experience with natural language models and machine learning  techniques. He is a graduate of MIT (BSc) and the University of Alberta (MSc, Phd).

 

Volta Labs: Biological automation as agile and scalable as digital electronics
Udayan Umapathi
Co-founder & CEO, Volta Labs
Udayan Umapathi
Co-founder & CEO

Udayan is currently co-founder, board member, and Chief Executive Officer of Volta Labs, Inc. a company building scalable and agile automation for genomic and genetic engineering. Since the inception of Volta 3 years ago, Udayan has a built an anti-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers and has attracted the support of Y Combinator and top-tier life sciences VCs. Prior to Volta, Udayan pursued research at various global research institutions including the MIT Media Lab. During these stints he invented and patented several microfluidic technologies, digital fabrication methods and human-computer interaction techniques.

12:30
Adjournment
  • Agenda
    11:00 AM
    Welcome and Introduction
    Program Director, MIT Startup Exchange
    Marcus Dahllöf
    Marcus Dahllöf
    Program Director

    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.

    11:05 AM
    Startup Lightning Talks with Q&A
    Endor: First do-it-yourself predictive behavioral analytics platform
    Tomer Srulevich
    Chief Business Officer, Endor
    Tomer Srulevich
    Chief Business Officer

    Tomer is an experienced technology start-up builder, Angel Investor and business growth strategist with 20+ years of experience founding, managing and advising technology companies across fintech, insuretech, retail and public sectors.

    He serves as the Chief Business Officer at Endor, MIT spinoff Artificial Intelligence software SaaS company that provides a predictive analytics platform using Social Physics science to automates the process of answering predictive business questions based on human behavior.

    In addition, he serves as a council member at The Digital Economist to define ways to leverage disruptive technologies and investable opportunities for the new human-centered Digital Economy.

    Prior to joining Endor, he was an Executive VP at Voyager Labs, an Artificial Intelligence software startup that raised +$100M to provide cognitive analytics based on unstructured human behavior data. Tomer joined Sapiens as Executive VP (NASDAQ: SPNS) and was the Co-Founder & Executive VP of Sapiens DECISION, a spinoff of a decision management business unit to serve global financial services markets.

    Prior to this, Tomer managed product development teams and led complex project implementations globally working with global Fortune 500 firms.

    Mr. Srulevich is an Alumnus of Harvard Business School and a Computer Science graduate from IDC.

    Kebotix: Advanced materials and chemicals invented with AI speed
    Jill Becker
    CEO, Kebotix
    Jill Becker
    CEO

    Dr. Jill S. Becker is CEO of Kebotix, a technology platform company for new AI-discovered chemicals & materials. Jill has done a lot of other entrepreneurial endeavors including founding two successful tech companies, 02139 & Cambridge NanoTech. She is a past Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year winner in energy & materials and a YPOer. Jill earned her PhD & MA in chemistry from Harvard. In her spare time, besides travelling, she loves to spend time with her friends & family. Like most chemists, Jill is a foodie and deeply appreciates hauté gastronomy.

    Immunai: Reprogram Immunity
    Danny Wells
    Co-founder & SVP of Strategic Research, Immunai
    Danny Wells
    Co-founder & SVP of Strategic Research

    Danny Wells is a Co-founder and the SVP of Strategic Research at Immunai, a biotech company using single cell functional genomics to map the immune system in order to discover new therapies. He Co-founded Immunai while at the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, where he founded and led the Genomic Data Science and Immunotherapy Resistance group. His research has appeared in Nature, Cell and Nature Medicine and he has given invited talks around the world on his work. He completed his PhD in Applied Math and Computational Biology at Northwestern and a postdoc at UC Berkeley in Evolutionary Biology. He lives in Berkeley, CA with his wife and son. 

    Jeeva Wireless: Automating consumable product replenishment with real-time data
    Scott Bright
    Scott Bright
    CEO

    Scott is an accomplished technology executive with 30 years of entrepreneurial and growth-phase experience. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at Seattle University. Prior to joining Jeeva, Scott was co-founder and CEO of Synapse Product Development, overseeing a 10-year growth in positive EBITDA annual revenue to $60M and a staff of 250+ people with offices in Seattle, San Francisco, Orlando, and Hong Kong. Scott holds four U.S. patents, received his B.S. Electrical Engineering from Ohio University and M.B.A. from University of Washington, and is a Governance Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors.

    JETCOOL: Cooling for today’s high power electronics
    Bernie Malouin
    Founder & CEO, JETCOOL
    Bernie Malouin
    Founder & CEO

    Dr. Bernie Malouin is the founder and CEO of JETCOOL Technologies. Previously, Dr. Malouin spent 8 years at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he served as Chief Engineer on a $100M airborne hardware program. He was also the Principal Investigator on a $1.2M research and development project on cooling high power electronics, and has 13 years of experience in liquid cooling of electronics. Dr. Malouin holds a PhD in mechanical engineering and a BS in aeronautical engineering, both from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. You may also find him fixing a tractor, flying an airplane, or bicycling a rail trail.

    Hosta Labs: Merging intelligence and infrastructure
    Henriette Fleischmann
    Co-Founder and COO, Hosta Labs
    Henriette Fleischmann
    Co-Founder and COO

    Henriette received her MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management and has worked in top tier consulting, managing multi-million $ projects for Fortune 100 companies on process optimization, strategy development, and restructuring for more than 12 years. 

     

    Meter: Intuitive inspection equipment for engineers and manufacturers
    Eduardo Torrealba
    Co-Founder and CEO, Meter
    Eduardo Torrealba
    Co-Founder and CEO

     

     

    OpenSpace: Your jobsite, fully captured. Just tap record and go
    Jeevan Kalanithi
    CEO, OpenSpace
    Jeevan Kalanithi
    CEO

    Jeevan Kalanithi is CEO of OpenSpace, a technologist, and an entrepreneur. His background is in artificial intelligence, software and hardware engineering, and design. His first startup shipped two generations of a consumer electronic product into national retail. This company was acquired by North America's largest drone company at that time, 3D Robotics (also known as 3DR), in 2014. At 3DR, Jeevan served as VP Product, Chief Product Officer, and President. At 3DR, Jeevan helped build the team that launched Solo, 3DR’s prosumer and enterprise-grade drone. Solo did $45M in revenue in its first two quarters. Site Scan, 3DR’s SaaS-based survey, mapping, and inspection software product, launched in 2016 in partnership with Autodesk and is now 3DR's flagship product. After 3DR, Jeevan joined Lux Capital, a $3B fund, as an EIR (Entrepreneur-in-Residence). He began working on the OpenSpace concept at that time with his co-founders, Mike Fleischman and Philip DeCamp, whom he met at MIT: both completed computer vision Ph.D.'s there. Mike founded a company based on his computer vision work; this company became one of Twitter's largest acquisitions before it IPO'd. OpenSpace officially launched in the summer of 2018. Jeevan completed his bachelor’s degree at Stanford and his MS at MIT, where he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow.

    Sourcemap: Technology to achieve 100% traceable, transparent supply chains
    Leonardo Bonanni
    Founder and CEO, Sourcemap
    Leonardo Bonanni
    Founder and CEO

    Dr. Leonardo Bonanni is the founder and CEO of Sourcemap, the supply chain transparency platform. Leading brands and manufacturers use Sourcemap software to trace their products to the source and ensure that corporate standards are met every step of the way, including zero-deforestation, zero-child labor, and the highest standards for raw materials such as recycled, fair trade and organic. You can see Timberland and The North Face, Mars and Hershey, all publishing their Sourcemap-verified supply chains on open.sourcemap.com, the world's largest supply chain disclosure website. Leo developed Sourcemap as part of his PhD at the MIT Media Lab and has been named among America's 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics and America's Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs.

    ISEE: AI for advanced autonomous yard truck solutions
    Yibiao Zhao
    Co-founder & CEO, iSee
    Yibiao Zhao
    Co-founder & CEO

     

    Yibiao Zhao is the co-founder and CEO of ISEE, an autonomous technology company specializing in developing AI that understands human decision making and intention to enhance performance and safety in the transportation and logistics markets. ISEE is building towards a future where autonomous machines can thrive alongside humans and seamlessly and safely integrate into any environment. Yibiao completed his PhD at UCLA studying computer vision and his Postdoc at MIT studying cognitive robots. He is a pioneer of engineering common sense for visual understanding and cognitive robots, and he is the co-chair of the interdisciplinary workshop series at the CVPR and CogSci conferences.

    OnSpecta: Unique Virtualization Technology for Best Inference Hardware Performance
    Victor Jakubiuk
    Co-founder & CTO, OnSpecta
    Victor Jakubiuk
    Co-founder & CTO

    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.

    AirWorks: Automatically turning aerial data into maps and engineering plans
    David Morczinek
    CEO, AirWorks
    David Morczinek
    CEO

    David Morczinek is the Co-Founder and CEO of AirWorks where he spearheads the development of AirWorks’ autonomous drafting technology to advance the application of aerial intelligence and transform the engineering and construction industries. Previously David had a successful career with Airbus in both France and Spain, where he led the first delivery and completion of Airbus’ newest aircraft, and secured contracts for $275M. David holds an MBA from MIT Sloan, as well as M.S. in aerospace engineering from Hamburg University of Technology.

     

    Leela AI: Breakthrough AI for Causal Video Understanding
    Cyrus Shaoul
    Co-Founder and CEO, Leela AI
    Cyrus Shaoul
    Co-Founder and CEO

    Dr. Cyrus Shaoul is an entrepreneur and computational psycholinguist with extensive experience in computational cognitive modeling. Dr. Shaoul was a co-founder and CTO of Digital Garage Inc until its IPO in 2001. He has deep experience with natural language models and machine learning  techniques. He is a graduate of MIT (BSc) and the University of Alberta (MSc, Phd).

     

    Volta Labs: Biological automation as agile and scalable as digital electronics
    Udayan Umapathi
    Co-founder & CEO, Volta Labs
    Udayan Umapathi
    Co-founder & CEO

    Udayan is currently co-founder, board member, and Chief Executive Officer of Volta Labs, Inc. a company building scalable and agile automation for genomic and genetic engineering. Since the inception of Volta 3 years ago, Udayan has a built an anti-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers and has attracted the support of Y Combinator and top-tier life sciences VCs. Prior to Volta, Udayan pursued research at various global research institutions including the MIT Media Lab. During these stints he invented and patented several microfluidic technologies, digital fabrication methods and human-computer interaction techniques.

    12:30
    Adjournment

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