Wed, Aug 30, 2023 11:30 AM –

Fri, Sep 1, 2023 1:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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Registration for the MIT REAP Impact Summit is now Closed to Waitlist Only.

  • All Tickets are now Waitlist only - questions may be directed to
  • As of July 31 (deadline) - we'll begin reconfirmation of attendance and admit as many people from the waitlist as we can!
  • For those who are already registered - please let us know if your plans have changed and you cannot attend

MIT REAP (Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program) is an initiative of the MIT Sloan School of Management that engages with communities around the world to strengthen innovation-driven entrepreneurial ecosystems and transform economies. MIT REAP translates research insights into practical frameworks, convenes stakeholders focused on innovation-driven entrepreneurship (IDE), and educates regional leaders through team-based interaction to achieve economic and social progress.

To celebrate 10 years of MIT REAP impact, this event will bring together alumni from over 85+ regions around the world and relevant stakeholders from the innovation and entrepreneurship community.
  • Event Dates: Wednesday Aug 30, Thursday, Aug 31, and Friday Sep1 
  • Location: The Engine (adjacent to MIT Campus) 
  • Event Type: In-Person only. We are excited to have the opportunity to gather, reconnect, and learn from each other in person!

  • Celebration! Join us in celebrating 10 years of MIT REAP impact.  

  • New Faculty Research – all MIT REAP faculty will be present and plan to share not only the impact the program has had over the last 10 years, but also the ecosystem trends they’re seeing emerge in this space.  

  • Keynotes Speakers from the MIT REAP faculty team, members of the MIT/Innovation Community, and Alumni of MIT REAP sharing stories of impact and lessons learned.  

  • Networking – leverage this powerful global networking opportunity to connect with the innovation ecosystem community! In addition to dedicated social reception events, alumni will have the opportunity to reunite with their MIT REAP Cohort as well as meet alumni of the broader MIT REAP Global Network. This event is also open to guests who are interested in learning more about the MIT REAP experience and its rich innovation ecosystem community.




Wednesday, August 30

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, Registration & Lunch 

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, Tour of The Engine

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Sessions

  • MIT REAP Reunion
  • Final presentations from MIT REAP Cohort 8 
  • Insights from MIT REAP Alumni on their stories of impact, led by Phil Budden
  • Breakout sessions + Alumni Speakers

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evening Reception

  • Location: Samberg Conference Center (MIT building E52, 7th Floor)
  • MIT REAP Impact Summit Kick Off
  • Opening Remarks, Fiona Murray
  • Keynote Speaker: Katie Rae, CEO & Managing Partner, The Engine
  • Cohort 8 Graduation (plus graduates in attendance from Cohort 6 & 7 who graduated virtually during the pandemic)

Thursday, August 31

8:15am - 9:00am, Breakfast

9:00am - 5:00pm, Sessions

  • Lessions from 10 Years of MIT REAP, all MIT REAP faculty
  • Maintaining MIT REAP Momentum + Alumni Speakers, led by Michael Cusumano
  • Startups and Social Progress, led by Scott Stern

12:00 - 1:30pm, Networking Lunch + Resource Fair

  • Resource Fair will consist of representatives from various Innovation & Entrepreneurship ecosystem partners across MIT, Boston, and Cambridge.
  • Grab some lunch and enjoy the chance to learn and network directly with representatives and attendees alike!

1:30pm - 5:00pm, Sessions

  • Updated MIT REAP Faculty Research and Content across all stakeholder categories 
  • Building Diverse Investment Communities, led by Shari Loesserg
  • Multi-Stakeholder Approaches to Global Challenges, led by Fiona Murray
  • Breakout sessions + Alumni Speakers
6:00pm - 8:00pm, MIT REAP Impact Summit Reception
  • LocationMIT Museum
  • Opening Remarks: David C Schmittlein, John C Head III Dean at the MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Keynote Speaker: Tim Rowe, Founder & CEO, Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC)

Friday, September 1 

8:15am - 9:00am, Breakfast

9:00am - 12:00pm, Sessions
  • Enabling Mission Impact, led by Fiona Murray & Lars Frolund
    • Today, many regions are ‘mission-driven’, focusing their innovation ecosystem a challenge that connects stakeholders through a sense of urgency. Missions we have identified range from a healthy society, to energy and food security or clean oceans. These missions create a common purpose, they serve as the basis for economic growth and can provide much needed solutions to important challenges.
    • Join us in exploring the missions that are critical to today's innovation & entrepreneurship ecosystems.
12:00pm - 1:00pm, Closing Remarks + Farewell Lunch 


Contact us at and we'll be happy to answer any questions.

Dress Business Casual
Food Provided (Breakfast, lunch, breaks, and two evening receptions. There will always be a variety including vegetarian and vegan options.)


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Fiona Murray

William Porter Professor of Entrepreneurship, MIT Sloan School of Management - Associate Dean for Innovation and Inclusion

MIT Sloan School of Management

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Scott Stern

David Sarnoff Professor of Management, Faculty Director, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

MIT Sloan School of Management

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Phil Budden

Senior Lecturer & Diplomatic Advisor

MIT Sloan School of Management

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Michael Cusumano

Sloan Management Review Distinguished Professor of Management - Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management and Engineering Systems

MIT Sloan School of Management

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Shari Loessberg

Senior Lecturer - Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

MIT Sloan School of Management

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Lars Frolund


MIT Sloan School of Management

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Travis Hunter


MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program

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Haya Al Ghanim

Director, RDI Programs

Qatar Research, Development and Innovation Council

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Musa Ali Baba



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Gren Armstrong

Head of Entrepreneurship

Invest NI

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Osama Ashri


Saudi Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Lab

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David Aspin


Munroe K

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Rowena Barrett

Pro Vice Chancellor Entrepreneurship


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Fiona Bennington

Head of Entrepreneurship and Growth


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Stuart Brocklehurst

Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Business Engagement and Innovation

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Nathalie Cely



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Dominique Demonte


Brussels South Charleroi BioPark

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Vince Edwards


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Manizales Más

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Dylan Evans

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Marco Ferretti


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Nordic Ignite

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Duncan Hamer

Director of Operations

Welsh Government

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Bronwyn Harch



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Smadar Itskovich

CEO & Founder

Israel Living Lab

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Ari Jonnson

Former President

Reykjavik University

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Rusty Justice


Bit Source

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Vijay Kamineni

Chief Innovation & Technology Leader

Logan Aluminum Inc

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Energy Hub Ventures

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Monica Martinez

Chief Innovation Officer


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Alex McCann

Executive Director


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Bernie Miller

General Counsel


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Victor Moctezuma


Hub iLab

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Iklima Musa Salihu 

Special Assistant to the DG (Strategy and Innovation)

National Information Technology Development Agency

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Eva Panetti

Assistant Professor

Università degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope

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Eve Roodhouse

Chief Officer, Culture & Economy

Leeds City Council

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Luis Sena

Project Manager, Senior Advisor for Innovation Policies

Ministerio de Industria

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Martin Stow

PVC: Business Engagement and Enterprise

University of Leeds

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Helga Valfells

Founding Partner

Crowberry Capital

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Gerome Vanherf

Innovation Director


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Gonzalo Villaran Cordova

Business Development

TUMI Genomics

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Richard Zeiger


MSW Capital

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Lourdes Nunez Muller

Director of Knowledge Transfer, Internationalization and Entrepreneurship

Granada Health Technology Park Foundation

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