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Meet Women-led VCs, Entrepreneurs and Leaders (BIEN #25)-All are welcome!!

Join MITSBAA for a unique evening with the top CEOs and VCs in town - who happen to be women! - ROOM CHANGE

We would like to thank Brex for sponsoring this event.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 (Unfortunately, our event falls on Yom Kippur. We are sorry that we are unable to reschedule. Thank you for joining us.)

Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

5:30pm: Registration/light dinner

6:00pm: Introductions by Christina Qi, MITSBAA Board Member & Founding Partnerof Domeyard, LP

6:05pm: Sponsor Introduction and presentation by Brex

6:10pm: Fireside Chat with Lucy Deland, Partner at Inspired Capital & FoundingCOO of Paperless Post

6:45pm: CEO panel - Stories from the Top 

Femalefounders raised 2.2% of VC dollars in 2018, making our CEO panel is a rareanomaly. Our speakers have collectively raised over $50 million dollars fortheir fintech and AI-driven startups. Learn about their biggest challenges andtriumphs, as well as candid advice for aspiring entrepreneurs and CEOs. 

  • Moderator: Amaka Ubaka, 2X Emmy-Nominated News Journalis at 7News WHDH Boston
  • Julie Johnson,CEO, Armored Things
  • Laurel Taylor, CEO, FutureFuel 
  • Rebecca Liebman, CEO, LearnLux

7:30 pm: VC Panel - Real Talk on Startups and the VC Ecosystem

Womenmake up 11% of decision-makers at US-based VC firms, so we decided to gatherthe top decision-makers in Boston for our VC Panel. Maureen Boyce, Millie Liuand Rudina Seseri are founders and managing partners at their respective VCfunds, investing in dozens of startups across various industries andgeographies.

  • Moderator, Jinane Abounadi, Executive Director, MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund Program
  • Maureen Boyce, Managing Partner, Good Growth Capital
  • Millie Liu, Managing Partner, First Star Ventures
  • Rudina Seseri, Founder and Managing Partner, Glasswing Ventures

8:15 pm: Networkingwith dessert

Venue: ROOM CHANGE - MIT Sloan School, Tang Center, 70 Memorial Drive, Building E51, Room 345, Cambridge

On-Campus Free Parking:  Due to the never-ending construction, Sloan's Hermann Garage is only accessable via Main Street. It is a small garage without a gate, and directly under the Sloan library. Another option is the Amherst Street/E51 lot. These parking lots are free after 5pm. The closest public parking is Kendall Center Green Garage, next to the Marriott Hotel. The entrance is 90 Broadway Street. For other public parking suggesions, click here.

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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