Women-led VCs, Entrepreneurs & Leaders Panel Event


MIT Sloan School Building E62
Room 262 100 Main Street
Cambridge, MA
United States

Wednesday, 9 October 2019 - 5:30pm

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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.


5:30 pm: Registration/light dinner

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

6:05 pm: Sponsor Introduction and presentation by Brex

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

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

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

  • Moderator: Amaka Ubaka, 2X Emmy-Nominated News Journalist 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

Women make up 11% of decision-makers at US-based VC firms, so we decided to gather the top decision-makers in Boston for our VC Panel. Maureen Boyce, Millie Liu and Rudina Seseri are founders and managing partners at their respective VC funds, investing in dozens of startups across various industries and geographies.

  • Moderator, Jinane Abounadi, Executive Director, MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund Program
  • Maureen Boyce, Managing Partner, Good Growth Capital, SM '91, SM '93, PhD '95
  • Millie Liu, Managing Partner, First Star Ventures
  • Rudina Seseri, Founder, Glasswing Ventures

8:15 pm: Networking with dessert


Venue: MIT Sloan School, Building E62, Room 262, 100 Main Street, 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 (tina@mitsloanboston.com), if you need to canel your registration. This will allow us to take a fellow alumni off the waitlist.