Douglas Hwang

Douglas Hwang is the Director of Product at comiXology (acquired by in 2014), trying to make everyone a comic book fan. Douglas has been working as a Product Manager for many years in areas like Growth, International, Marketing, and Mobile. His work experience includes working at Nike, GE, Apple, Audible, and Etsy. Born and…


Aman Advani

Aman Advani is Co-founder and CEO of Ministry of Supply, a clothing brand inventing a new category: Performance Professional. The company was founded in 2012 with the mission to incorporate fundamental engineering principles into clothing staples, ultimately building a wardrobe that fits an evolving modern lifestyle (think lululemon meets Brooks Brothers). Prior to co-founding Ministry…


Hyungsoo Kim

Hyungsoo Kim is the founder & CEO of Eone. He is a firm believer in the importance of universal design with the goal to co-design innovative products that are accessible and useful to everyone. Eone’s goal is to establish a bridgehead for linking together seemingly disparate groups — the blind and the non-blind — by…


Max Faingezicht

Co-founder of ThriveHive, a Techstars Boston 2015 startup that developed a SaaS Guided Marketing solution for small business owners. Former small business owner, MIT Sloan graduate interested in technology, web, startups, entrepreneurship, mobile tech and marketing. Actively involved with the MIT entrepreneurial community through the $100K Competition, MIT 15.390x, MIT Sloan, the MIT Martin Trust…


Adam Blake

Adam Blake is a passionate entrepreneur with a track record of delivering value at the intersection of technology and business. He is currently the co-founder and COO at ThriveHive, a software startup that makes small business marketing simple and effective with an all-in-one platform that lets businesses build, manage, and measure all of their marketing….


Jeffrey Grossman

Jeffrey C. Grossman received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Illinois, performed postdoctoral work at U.C. Berkeley, and was a Lawrence Fellow at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He returned to Berkeley as Director of a Nanoscience Center and Head of the Computational Nanoscience research group with focus on energy applications. Prof….


Charles Fine

Charles Fine is the Chrysler Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management, a Professor of Operations Management and Engineering Systems, and the Co-Director of the International Motor Vehicle Program at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Fine teaches and consults widely with such clients as 3M, Accenture, BellSouth, Chrysler, Ingelheim, Delphi Automotive, Deutsche Bank Alex…


Steven Eppinger

Eppinger served as deputy dean of MIT Sloan from 2004 to 2009; as faculty co-director of the Leaders for Global Operations (formerly MIT Leaders for Manufacturing) and the System Design and Management programs from 2001 to 2003; and as co-director of the Center for Innovation in Product Development from 1999 to 2001. Prior to joining…


Eric von Hippel

Eric von Hippel is T Wilson Professor of Innovation Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT.  Von Hippel is known for his research into the sources of innovation.  He and his colleagues find that innovation is shifting away from product and service producers to product and service…


Iman Urooj
Innovating in a Family Business

The Pakistani-Venezuelan Iman Urooj began her entrepreneurial journey in childhood as part of her family’s business.  The company, PakCaribe International, enables companies worldwide to bring food products to Middle Eastern markets.  When Iman graduated from college at New York University, where she studied history and economics, she took on greater roles at PakCaribe. Traveling the…