The Engine: How we Support “Tough Tech” Startups (hosted by MIT Technology Licensing Office)

Learn how the Engine, an MIT built venture capitalist firm, approaches investment and supports companies.



The Engine, built by MIT, is a venture capital firm that invests into “Tough Tech” companies and that provides a variety of services and facilities to those companies and to the greater “tough tech” ecosystem. This session will cover our approach to investments and how we support companies.

This session will be hosted by Reed Sturtevant, General Partner on the Investment team at the Engine.

Reed is a General Partner on the investment team at The Engine. He serves as a Board Member for Celestial AI, Hyperlight, Rise Robotics, C2Sense, The Routing Company, Cambridge Electronics, and Emvolon. Reed was a founder and Managing Director at Project 11 Ventures and Techstars Boston. He attended MIT and has a background in software. He ran Microsoft Startup Labs in Cambridge and was VP of Technology at Idealab, Boston. Early in his career he created Freelance Graphics which was acquired by Lotus Development Corp. He has been a lecturer at MIT Sloan and is a frequent speaker at MIT entrepreneurship courses and programs.

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Jan 05 2022


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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