Media Lab Venture Summit 2020

Habib Haddad

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Tuesday — Wednesday
January 28, 2020 —
January 29, 2020
8:30am — 7:00pm ET

For more than three decades, the people of the Media Lab have spurred progress and change across startups, nonprofits, research institutions, enterprise, government, and more. Twice a year, the Lab’s research has been showcased, probed, and improved when the Media Lab convenes its member meeting. For the first time, we’re gathering to celebrate the people who have taken Media Lab work down the path of entrepreneurship; look for new collaborations and partnerships; learn and challenge ourselves with new ideas, new products, and new companies—all with the continued goal of scaling our positive impact on the world.

MLVS is organized by E14 Fund and MIT Media Lab. With thanks to MIT Industrial Liaison Program for sponsoring the lunch session, Formlabs, Tulip, and Ginkgo Bioworks for offering site tours, and all the 37 participating startups!


Tuesday, January 28

  • 8:30am | Registration and breakfast
  • 9:00am | Welcome: Deb Roy, Habib Haddad, Calvin Chin
  • 9:15am | Opening panel: Joe Chung (Redstar) | moderator, John Underkoffler (Oblong), Ayah Bdeir (littleBits), Eran Egozy (Harmonix), Rana El Kaliouby (Affectiva), Nan-Wei Gong (Figur8)
  • 10:15am | Venture Showcase: Session 1: Formlabs, Ori, 10xMotion, Treau, Graviky, Labby, Cortico, SAIL, Wise Systems, Lendbuzz, Kiwi Technologies, Catalia Health, Humanyze, OptimusRide, Tulip (company descriptions)
  • 11:15am | Break
  • 11:30am | Rebecca Xiong (MIT ILP)
  • 11:35am | Lightning round: Riff Learning, Mui Lab, Leela, Hint, Graph Commons, Akkio (company descriptions)
  • 11:40am | Venture Showcase: Session 2: Figur8, Desktop Metal, OPT Industries, Pathr, Sourcemap, Lumii, Scratch, Empatica, Overjet, Biobot, Elemind, Ramona Optics, Volta Labs, C16 Biosciences, Brelyon (company descriptions)
  • 12:40pm | Lunch
  • 1:30pm | Demos + Meet the Founders
  • 3:30pm | Breakout sessions 
  • 5:00pm | Reception + Demos

Wednesday, January 29

  • 9:00am | Startup site visits: Formlabs, Tulip, Ginkgo Bioworks
  • 12:30pm | Lunch (Meadhall, 90 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142)
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