Bill Aulet is the managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship at MIT and also a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. The center is responsible for entrepreneurship across all five schools at MIT starting with education but also extending well outside the class room with student clubs, conferences, competitions, networking events, awards, hackathons, student trips and most recently accelerators. Bill teaches at least three different classes per year (introductory to advanced entrepreneurship classes) in addition to his responsibilities of running the center. His work has won numerous awards and most recently, in April 2013, Bill was awarded the Adolf F. Monosson Prize for Entrepreneurial Mentoring at MIT.
(As Executive Director of MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF), Antoinette identifies, recruits and manages licensing partnerships for the MITEF globally. Her focus is to provide strategic direction on content conceptualization, programming conferences, designing technology entrepreneurship workshops and events, fundraising, and working with licensing partners to build robust and sustainable MIT Enterprise Forum chapters in their countries so they may foster and grow their local entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystems. Antoinette also serves as Director of International Business Development for MIT Technology Review. MIT Enterprise Forum is the entrepreneurial community organization of MIT Technology Review, the global, independent media company owned by MIT.
In 2009, the MIT Entrepreneurship Center awarded her the Adolf F. Monosson Prize for Entrepreneurship Mentoring that honors those who counsel and guide the business pioneers who blaze new pathways in entrepreneurship. Antoinette received her degree in Marketing and Financial Management from the University of Pretoria.)
Alfonso Perez is the co-founder and CEO of New Valence® Robotics Corporation. AJ holds a Masters in Advanced Manufacturing and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, with a focus on mechanical design and manufacturing processes automation. After completing his studies, AJ returned to MIT to teach several classes, most recently co-developing the first graduate-level 3D printing class for the department of Mechanical Engineering. A lifelong champion of STEM education, he developed a team-based experiential 3D design and 3D printing class for 5th, 6th and 7th grade students in collaboration with Citizen Schools. AJ owns several patents, including a novel gynecological surgery device and an automated network 3D printer.)