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Women-led VCs, Entrepreneurs & Leaders Panel Event (BIEN #25)

MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

Women-led VCs, Entrepreneurs & Leaders Panel Event...

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
MIT & Sloan Alumni   more info Oct 9, 2019 Free $0.00
MIT Students Oct 9, 2019 Free $0.00
MIT Employees Oct 9, 2019 $10.00 $0.00
General Public Oct 9, 2019 $40.00 $0.00
Panelists/VIPs Oct 9, 2019 Free $0.00

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We would like to thank Brex for sponsoring this event.


Wednesday, October 9, 2019 (Unfortunately, our event falls on Yom Kippur. We are sorry that we are unable to reschedule. Thank you for joining us.)


Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.


5:30 pm: Registration/light dinner

6:00 pm: Introductions by Christina Qi, MITSBAA Board Member & Founding Partner of Domeyard, LP

6:05 pm: Sponsor Introduction and presentation by Brex

6:10 pm: Fireside Chat with Lucy Deland, Partner at Inspired Capital & Founding COO of Paperless Post

6:45 pm: CEO panel - Stories from the Top 

Female founders raised 2.2% of VC dollars in 2018, making our CEO panel is a rare anomaly. Our speakers have collectively raised over $50 million dollars for their fintech and AI-driven startups. Learn about their biggest challenges and triumphs, as well as candid advice for aspiring entrepreneurs and CEOs. 

  • Moderator: Amaka Ubaka, 2X Emmy-Nominated News Journalis at 7News WHDH Boston
  • Julie Johnson,CEO, Armored Things
  • Laurel Taylor, CEO, FutureFuel 
  • Rebecca Liebman, CEO, LearnLux

7:30 pm: VC Panel - Real Talk on Startups and the VC Ecosystem

Women make up 11% of decision-makers at US-based VC firms, so we decided to gather the top decision-makers in Boston for our VC Panel. Maureen Boyce, Millie Liu and Rudina Seseri are founders and managing partners at their respective VC funds, investing in dozens of startups across various industries and geographies.

  • Moderator, Jinane Abounadi, Executive Director, MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund Program
  • Maureen Boyce, Managing Partner, Good Growth Capital
  • Millie Liu, Managing Partner, First Star Ventures
  • Rudina Seseri, Founder, Glasswing Ventures

8:15 pm: Networking with dessert


Venue: MIT Sloan School, Building E62, Room 262, 100 Main Street, Cambridge


On-Campus Free Parking:  Due to the never-ending construction, Sloan's Hermann Garage is only accessable via Main Street. It is a small garage without a gate, and directly under the Sloan library. Another option is the Amherst Street/E51 lot. These parking lots are free after 5pm. The closest public parking is Kendall Center Green Garage, next to the Marriott Hotel. The entrance is 90 Broadway Street. For other public parking suggesions, click here.


Registration: Alumni may bring one guest for free. Given the limited spots available and that we are ordering food and beverages, please email Tina Kruczynski at (, if you need to canel your registration. This will allow us to take a fellow alumni off the waitlist.


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MIT Sloan School
Building E62, Room 262
100 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association

Welcome to the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association.  Our mission is to build an extensive and vibrant MIT Sloan Alumni community across New England.   We:

  • Promote continuing personal and professional development
  • Provide fulfilling social outlets and opportunities for giving back
  • Make a positive impact on the business world through world class conferences

We strive toward our mission by providing: world-class conferences, industry & academic speakers, career support, networking opportunities, recreational events and philanthropic projects. 


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