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Friday, April 17
12:00—12:30 — Social Innovation at MIT
Presented by IDEAS
IDEAS is an annual innovation and social entrepreneurship program for MIT students and their collaborators housed in the PKG Center for Public Service. We enable students to apply their MIT education in real-world situations to tackle quality of life issues for people around the world.
Meet this year’s finalists at their virtual showcase: bit.ly/IDEAS20vote
7:00PM — Startup+VC Pictionary with StartLabs!
Presented by StartLabs
60 seconds on the clock: your word is IPO. Join StartLabs, MIT’s undergraduate entrepreneurship club, for a game of startup-themed pictionary! We’ll tell you about the startup scene at MIT and quiz you on venture capital. No knowledge of anything ever required. BYOD: bring your own dinner.
7:00PM — Snacks & Stories with SWE!
Presented by Society of Women Engineers
Join the MIT Society of Women Engineers chapter to talk about who we are, what we do, and what it’s like to be a female engineer. We’ll be answering questions about our experiences with SWE and MIT – questions will be taken live and ahead of time at https://tinyurl.com/ro4x2t8.
Stories provided by MIT SWE, snacks provided by you!
9:00PM — Slideshow Karaoke with HackMIT!
Presented by HackMIT
HackMIT is MIT’s largest hackathon, held annually every fall for undergraduates around the world. For 24 hours, over 1,000 hackers gather on campus to experiment and innovate on cool software and hardware projects! Our 30-member organizing team is a close-knit group of undergraduates who put on HackMIT and Blueprint, a high school hackathon in the spring. Slideshow karaoke is an improv game where participants give presentations based on slides they’ve never seen before — if you’re interested in giving or seeing us give some *interesting* presentations, then come join us for some good vibes!
Saturday, April 18
MEET THE INNOVATORS
Student Innovator Stories
11:00 — Jeremy Ney
Earned Credit Project
The Earned Credit Project is joining data science with community organizing to help low-income Americans get access to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
11:15 — Piyush Verma
11:30 — Hector Castillo
Ice dams are winter’s most destructive problem for building owners. They are formed by a combination of winter precipitation and heat differential on a roof, trapping melted snow that leads to wanter damage inside the building. Floe is a smart, cleantech solution that discharges this standing water by creating channels in the ice dam with a non-corrosive, biodegradable, and pet and plant safe deicing fluid. Floe provides customers with asset protection and peace of mind at a fraction of the cost and environmental impact of current solutions.
MIT I&E PARTICIPATION
11:45 — Elorm Koto
Modern public transportation on Ghana
MIT I&E PARTICIPATION
12:00 — Jakub Chudik
We help free-to-play mobile games make more money by personalizing in-game purchases so that every player can buy what they want, when they want it at a price they can afford.
MIT I&E PARTICIPATION
12:15 — Ignacio Ortega Castineiras
12:30 — Andrea Moncada
UROP for Barrier Contraception
Creating an applicator for condoms that encourages their use to better prevent STIs and unintended pregnancies.
MIT I&E PARTICIPATION
12:45 — Catherine Zeng
1:00 — CovEd Team
1:15 — Stephanie Hu
1:30 — Sabrina Khan
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JOIN THE CLUB
Student Club Chats
11:00 — UAV Club: Drones, Drones, Drones!!!
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Student Group
The UAV club works on projects involving drones. These include anything from building drones from scratch to using a fleet of drones to perform pest control in giant farmland. Come learn about the work we do and cool projects you might feel like joining.
11:30 — Brainstorm and Play with the Undergraduate Innovation Committee
3:00— Startup Family Feud with StartLabs!
We asked 100 MIT geniuses 20 startup related questions. Can you guess their answers better than the StartLabs team? Join StartLabs, MIT’s undergraduate entrepreneurship club, in talking about the MIT entrepreneurship community and how much we all love/hate/admire/despise Elon Musk.
MIT’S I&E COMMUNITY
Talk with I&E Organizations
11:00 and 11:45 — Beaver Works Q&A
11:00 and 12:00 — MIT Sandbox: Entrepreneurship Opportunities
Presented by MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund Program
Entrepreneurship is not merely about starting new companies. At MIT, It’s about developing a mindset and learning skills that are complementary to those you acquire through the rigorous academic and research programs. MIT is about a well-rounded education and Sandbox provides a great way to explore and possible get a start-up off the ground while pursuing a meaningful interest.
11:15 and 12:15 — Lemelson-MIT Student Prize Q&A
Presented by Lemelson-MIT
Janell will provide a brief overview about the Lemelson-MIT Program as a whole, and more specifically, the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize collegiate invention competition, which is most applicable to this audience. She is available to answer any questions after the overview.
11:15 and 12:30 — Arts at MIT: Creative Arts Competition
Presented by the MIT Creative Arts Competition
The MIT Creative Arts Competition is an annual contest designed to encourage arts-focused startups at the Institute. The $15,000 prize is offered as a grant to help launch the winning enterprise and enable the recipient(s) to join the ranks of MIT’s successful startup founders.
11:30 and 12:15 — Technology Licensing Office: From the Lab to the Marketplace
Presented by the Technology Licensing Office (TLO)
Have you ever wondered how an invention becomes a product? Do you know what is considered intellectual property (IP) and how it can be protected through the patenting process? The process by which MIT commercializes its intellectual property is called technology transfer and is managed by the MIT Technology Licensing Office. Join us to learn how we serve the MIT community of inventors through assessing, protecting, and commercializing MIT’s intellectual property. Please bring your questions!
11:30 and 12:30 — The Martin Trust Center: Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Students
Presented by the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship will answer your questions about the vast opportunities for MIT students interested in learning more about entrepreneurship at MIT. Included will be a tour of Orbit, MIT’s online platform of customized entrepreneurship resources that incoming first years can start to take advantage of now!
11:45 and 12:45 — SOLVE at MIT: Get Exposed to Social Innovation Ecosystem!
Presented by SOLVE
Learn more about Solve, MIT’s marketplace for social impact innovation and how you can get involved! Through open innovation Challenges, Solve finds incredible tech-based social entrepreneurs all around the world. Solve then brings together MIT’s innovation ecosystem and a community of Members to fund and support these entrepreneurs to help them drive lasting, transformational impact.
The I&E Ecosystem Map
WHAT IS THE MIT INNOVATION INITIATIVE?
The MIT Innovation Initiative is a small team of unceasingly inquisitive, data-obsessed MIT-ers tasked by The Office of the Provost to develop and strengthen the innovation & entrepreneurial community at MIT…and beyond. We’ve built an innovation infrastructure at MIT to inspire, support, and connect the most innovative people, programs, places, and partnerships at MIT—stewarding the innovation process from idea to impact.