2019
Karthikeyan Raman
Bandhu’
Rushil Palavajjhala
Bandhu’
Dharmaraj Solanki
Bandhu’
Jacob Kohn
Bandhu’
Chaoyun Wu
DomusAI
Wenzhe Peng
DomusAI
Ricardo Alvarez
PlaceInt
Fabio Duarte
PlaceInt
Penny Zheng
PlaceInt
Bill Cai
PlaceInt
Zhoutong Wang
PlaceInt
Darren Bennett
Ogee!
Mercedes Bidart
Quipu
Gonzalo Ortega
Quipu
Juan Cristobal Constain
Quipu
Jonathan Laguna
Quipu
Francisco Susmel
Quipu
Sonal Singh
Spatio Metrics
Jim Peraino
Spatio Metrics
Chandra Christmas-Rouse
Roux
Dasjon Jordan
Roux
Stefan Dienstag
Roux
Rhett James
Stakd
Daniel Zillante
Zilper Trenchless
Robert Zillante
Zilper Trenchless
Rahul Agarwal
Zilper Trenchless
Luis Alayon
Zilper Trenchless
Meg Meaney
VP Market Operations Carbonite
Eric Gunther
Co-Founder SosoLimited
Amy Quigley
President MITX
Molly Heath
Executive VP JLL
Jason Vassiliades
Partner Path LLC
Jenny Larios-Berlin
CMO Optimus RIde
Alex Nasson
Advisor Zagster
Tom Pounds
CEO Yonward
Mark Gallagher
Co-founder Black Coffee
Melissa Marsh
Founder and CEO Plastarc
Prataap Patrose
Senior Advisor Long Term Planning BPDA
Svafa Grönfeldt
Senior Advisor to the Dean MIT SA+P
Ziad Hourani
Investor
Jeffrey Gates
Senior VP AvisonYoung
Karin Brandt
CEO Co-Urbanize
Meredith McPherron
Co-Founder Studio H Ventures
Eric Williams
Founder The Silver Room
Chitra Sundaram
Senior Analyst Cardinal Capital Management LLC
Leila Kamal
Principal DSK Architects+Planners
Jess Charlap
Marketing Manager Perkins Eastman
Dan Arons
Principal Perkins Eastman
Daniel Tsai
Research Fellow and Instructor
John Young
CEO Young Brands
Christina Luconi
Chief People Officer Rapid7
Pierre Beaudreau
Principal Designer & Urban Strategist Optimus Ride
Jeffrey Cassis
Business Venture Advisor
Kathleen Kennedy
Executive Director MIT Center for Collective Intelligence
Amit Seth
Senior Vice President & Head of Global Strategy Hana (A CBRE Company)
Angie UyHam
Co-designer Cambridge Educators Design Lab/Cambridge Public Schools
Jason Lee
Founder FMRA
Ian Howell
Entrepreneur in Residence Building Ventures
David Block-Schachter
Chief Business Officer Transit
Travis Connors
Venture Partner Building Ventures
Alex Klatskin
General Partner Forsgate Industrial Partners
Adrian Albus
Director Growth Strategy Zagster

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