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From Concept to Company: Navigating a Non-Linear Path
September 23, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Please join the Edward G. Galante Engineering Business Program in welcoming guest speaker Christina Chase for her presentation From Concept to Company: Navigating a Non-Linear Path. This talk will explore the different aspects of entrepreneurship, what it means to be entrepreneurial, and the concepts, tools and frameworks the most successful entrepreneurs employ to go from concept to company.
Christina Chase is a Lecturer at the MIT School of Engineering and the Managing Director of the MIT Sports Lab, which she co-founded in 2015. The lab works with global leaders across the field of sports to advance research in the fields of artificial intelligence, computer vision, mechanics, human and institutional behavior, machine learning, and statistics in areas, such as athlete health and performance, talent identification and development, game strategy, and fan engagement. The Sports Lab also focuses on the design and discovery of new materials and products to advance high-performance personal and protective equipment.
Chase teaches a number of courses in the School of Engineering, including Sports Technology: Engineering & Innovation, which she established to work with pro-sports teams, leagues and brands to tackle the challenges at the intersection of sports, engineering and data. She is also one of the contributing authors of 21st Century Sports: How Technologies Will Change Sports in the Digital Age (Springer 2021).
Chase also teaches in the MIT Sloan Executive Education in the field of sports analytics, as well as for international programs, such as MIT-Skoltech and the MIT-Portugal, in the field of innovation. In 2015, she helped establish and co-chair MIT’s Start6, now StartMIT, a bootcamp for MIT entrepreneurs and innovators.
Prior to this she was the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence at MIT’s Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship where she helped hundreds of teams go from concept to company. In 2013, she was named one of the 25 Most Influential Women in the Boston Tech Community and in 2014, Mashable named her one of the 15 People Shaping Boston’s Tech Scene.
Chase started her first company at the age of 18 and is a former cyclist where she was one of 12 women selected by the US Cycling Federation to train at the US Olympic Training Center.
Chase serves on the External Evaluation Board for EIT Health, the European Union’s Institute of Innovation and Technology, is a Techstars mentor, and advisor and board member for multiple startups.