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Start-up Resources Panel (BIEN #26)


Moderator: Christina Qi, is Co-Founder and Partner of Domeyard LP. She started Domeyard LP, an HFT hedge fund 7 years ago with $1000 in savings. Domeyard closed its Series C in 2017 and trades up to $1 billion USD per day. Her company’s story has been featured on the front page of Forbes, Nikkei, and other publications. Christina brings experience in investment management, sales and trading, derivatives operations, and technology across Goldman Sachs, UBS Securities, Zions Bank, and MIT Lincoln Labs. She is a visiting lecturer at MIT, within Nobel Laureate Robert Merton’s “Retirement Finance” class since 2014 and is a case study protagonist at Harvard Business School. Christina has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg News, and Financial Times, and has contributed to the World Economic Forum research on AI in financial services. Christina sits on the Board of Directors of The Financial Executives Alliance (FEA) Hedge Fund Group, the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association (MIT SBAA), Invest in Girls, the U.S. Non-Profit Boards Committee of 100 Women in Finance, and the Scholarship Committee of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association. Christina and her team have been named to Forbes 30 Under 30 and Boston Business Journal 40 Under 40. She holds an S.B. in Management Science from MIT and is a CAIA Charterholder.

Cait Brumme joined MassChallenge in 2019 as a Managing Director overseeing its flagship Boston accelerator, which supports more than 100 startups a year. Prior to MassChallenge, Cait was Director of the Impact Collaboratory at Harvard Business School, where she was responsible for advancing HBS’s leadership in sustainable and impact investing. Previously, she was a Director at Social Finance US.

Gabor Garai, Partner, Foley & Lardner

Melissa Yee, Program Manager,

Steven Zapolskiy, Manager, EY

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

  • 6:00pm: Registration
  • 6:30pm: Resources panel
  • 7:30pm: Networking reception with dessert
Venue: MIT Sloan School, Building E62, Room 262, 100 Main Street, Cambridge, MA

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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