About Us
What we are best at
Our Vision: Build a Better World
For over forty years, we have supported entrepreneurs in their efforts to start and run technology-driven business ventures. Our vision is to build a better world by accelerating the creation and growth of world-class technology companies.
Our Mission: Inform, Connect, and Coach
We inform, connect, and coach technology entrepreneurs — enabling them to rapidly transform ideas into world-changing companies. We are a global network of local organizations, inspired by MIT, and open to the world.
Our History: Founded in 1971
The MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) was founded in 1971 by John Jenkins, an engineer who graduated from MIT. The Enterprise Forum was among the first organizations created to foster entrepreneurship. Seven years later, a national organization was established by MIT, which today consists of 28 chapters.
Our people

Board of Directors

Chapter Chair
Geng Tan
Program Manager
Facebook
Vice Chair
Daniel O'Sullivan
CEO & Founder
Gyst Technologies
Treasurer
Nicholas Schiavo
CFO
Helmsley Charitable Trust
Chapter Secretary
John Pelly
Founder/Managing Partner
Overlook Rock Asset Management
Program Chair
Elizabeth Ling
President
Emling Advisors
Technology Chair
Ned Lomigora
CEO
Cape Ann Tech
Sponsorship Chair
Scott Omelianuk
Editor In Chief
Inc. Magazine
Nominating Chair, Chair Emeritus
James Klaiber
Counsel
Huges Hubbard & Reed LLP
Chair Emeritus
Joseph Kim
Chief Automation Officer
PivotAi
Chair Emeritus
Cristina Dolan
CEO and Founder
insideCHAINS
Board Member
Vikram Pandit
Director
Houlihan Lokey
Our people

Advisory Board

Neil S. Carty
SVP, Innovation Strategy
Medialink
Marc Segan
President
Segan LLC
Paul N. Bowles III
Partner
Fitzpatrick & Hunt, Pagano, Aubert, LLP
Ralph V. Pagano
Partner
Fitzpatrick & Hunt, Pagano, Aubert, LLP
Michael Flannery
Managing Partner and Founder
Redwood Partners
Van Espahbodi
Co-founder and Partner
Starburst Accelerator
Michael Netter
Management Consultant & Innovator
Robin Bigelli
Partner
Falcon + Wolf
Tracy Chadwell
Founding Partner
1843 Capital
Christopher J. Noble
Partner
Anchin, Block, & Anchin, LLP
Charlotte Walker
Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer
Doolli, Inc.
Caryn Effron
Commercial real estate executive, Angel investor, Entrepreneur
Meryl Lynn Unger
Katsky Korins LLP
Corporate Partner

Board Observers

Christopher Merkle
Founder
MIME, Inc.
Michael Psathas
Corporate & Securities Associate
White & Williams LLP
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