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
Joseph Kim
CEO & Co-founder
Nexops, Inc.
Chapter Vice Chair
Cristina Dolan
Officer
MIT Club of NY
Chapter Vice Chair
Geng Tan
Program Manager
Facebook
Chapter Vice Chair
Nominating Chair
Sasha Manoosingh
Deputy General Manager
Citibike
Technology Chair
Ned Lomigora
CEO Cape Ann Tech
Chapter Treasurer
Nicholas Schiavo
CFO
Helmsley Charitable Trust
Programming Chair
Daniel O'Sullivan
CEO & Founder
Gyst
James Klaiber
Counsel
Huges Hubbard & Reed LLP
Nina Menezes
Director, Marketing Innovation
Abbott
Our people

Advisory Board

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

Board Observers

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