We have more than 100 regular members involved in the events every semester. Our mailing list covers over 1000 students, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and mentors.
Co-President: Andrew Ramirez is a part-time graduate student in the Advanced Study Program focusing on Management (Course 15) while working full-time for MIT IS&T in the Emerging Solutions group. He holds a B.A. in Politics from Brandeis University. Andrew is interested in entrepreneurship and product design and hopes to help early stage MIT entrepreneurs achieve success through the Ventureships program.
Co-President: Laura is a passionate and driven¬ entrepreneur and intrapreneur who has always combined creativity with business. At New York University, she designed her own curriculum in studio art, business, and philosophy. While creating a thesis project at Parsons School of Design, Laura reconnected with her passion—making and selling products. Her winning thesis was adopted as a case study at the Milano Graduate School in New York for a Social Entrepreneurship class and she was invited to present her business plan at the Global Youth Conference at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. In 2011, Laura launched her own cosmetics manufacturing enterprise, Vonne, Inc., in Honduras and had her products sold in Walmart and TV Shopping.
After designing, developing, and launching mass consumer products in LATAM markets for 8yrs she realized she needed to take a sabbatical and continue her education. “Mr. Kressy´s integrated approach to engineering, business and design resonated with how businesses should operate and the hands-on lab experience makes the program unique. This model should be adopted in corporations as a C-Suite group leading strategy.”
Member: I came all the way from Nepal when I was 6, lucky to get a new chance at life in the United States. As I grew up, I never lost sight of my identity as Nepalese. I wanted to do as well as I could here so that someday, in the future, I could work hard to change Nepal and the world around me. As I grew, I realized that entrepreneurship is the best way to create change - bringing revolutionary new ideas to a place can change it forever. I hope to use my experience at MIT to understand more about how this can be done.
Member: Vipender is a fellow in the departments of Bioengineering and Chemistry at MIT, where he works on development of novel drug discovery platforms by integrating diverse technologies to design and produce next generation of powerful anticancer, antiviral and antibacterial drugs.