April 13, 2018
Hyatt Regency, Cambridge

IdeaStream gathers together the leading minds in innovation and entrepreneurship for an invitation-only event each spring. Top-name venture capitalists, successful entrepreneurs, industry participants and MIT researchers consider this a must-attend event for several reasons:

Sneak peek: See cutting-edge research that will impact the marketplace in wide-ranging areas in the next 2-4 year.

People: Meet the thought leaders in innovation and entrepreneurship at this intimate gathering. Each year, we expect a balance of MIT researchers, entrepreneurs, corporate executives and investors.

Idea exchange: Participate in the thought-provoking program with plenty of opportunities for structured and unstructured networking.

Agenda: Included are innovation pitches, discussions, networking and posters.

This is a tentaitve agenda and is subject to change. Please check back often for updates and additional speakers.

                                           7:30 AM                      Registration opens

8:15 – 8:30 AM           Opening Remarks

                                    Introduction and possible invited speaker

8:30 – 9:35 AM           IdeaStream Forum

                                    Short presentations showcasing Deshpande projects

9:35 – 10:05 AM         Poster & Networking Break 

                                    Deshpande grant recipients available for questions and networking around project posters

10:05 AM –  11:00 AM IdeaStream Forum

                                     Continuation of the morning session with a new selection of presenters and projects

11:00 – 11:40 PM        Poster & Networking Break

                                    Another opportunity to network and interact with attendees, faculty and presenters

11:40 – 12:45 PM        IdeaStream Forum

                                    Continuation of the morning session with a new selection of presenters and projects

12:45 –1:15 PM           Lunch

1:15 – 2:30 PM            Keynote

2:30 – 3:00 PM            Dessert, Tea/Coffee and Networking

The 2018 IdeaStream will be held at the Hyatt Cambridge just up the river from MIT overlooking Boston.

Hyatt Regency Cambridge
575 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 02139-4896
Tel: +1 617 492 1234 Fax: +1 617 491 6906

Maps and directions available here.

IdeaStream is not just about ideas, but connections between people. At IdeaStream, MIT faculty, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and corporate executives come together to share ideas about new technologies and future opportunities for innovation. Attendees of this invitation-only event make this a must-attend event.

Participants at IdeaStream 2017 included the following organizations:

20/20 HealthCare Partners  

24M Technologies Inc



Arnold Strategies, LLC

Automizy Inc.

Bantam Group


BD Medical

BeON Home

Blue Sky Management

Boston Angel Club

Broad Foundry

Broad Institute

Broadland Advisors, LLC


Deshpande Foundation



Exact Sciences

Excel Venture Management

FarSight Ventures


Franklin Waverly Associates

Good Growth Capital

Gradiant Corporation



Honda Xcelerator

Huawei Technologies

IDA Ireland

ImmuneXcite, Inc.

Infinity Venture Group

Intel Corporation

Interface Ventures

J&J Development Corporation

Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research

Launch in US

Leading Business Ventures

Legit Patents

Lockheed Martin

Main Street Partners LLC

Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

Masdar Institute

Mass Tech Transfer Center

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

MassGlobal Partners

Materials Science and Engineering

Matrix Partners



MIT & Masdar Institute Cooperative Program

MIT Center for Biomedical Engineering

MIT Center for Synthetic Biology

MIT Corporate Relations


MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

MIT Department of Biological Engineering

MIT Department of Biology

MIT Department of Chemical Engineering

MIT Department of Chemistry

MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering

MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering

MIT Department of Physics

MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning

MIT Energy Initiative

MIT Industrial Liaison Program

MIT Innovation Initiative

MIT Media Lab

MIT News Office

MIT Portugal Program

MIT Resource Development

MIT School of Engineering

MIT Technology Licensing Office

MIT Venture Mentoring Service

MIT/Swager group

MNL Partners

MSR Healthcare Consultants LLC

Nano Terra Inc.


Noone Growth Associates

NordStar Consulting

North Bridge Venture Partners

Noveome Biotherapeutics, Inc.

Novo Nordisk

Ocular Therapeutix, Inc.

Peili Vision

Pickwick Capital Partners


Resolute Marine

Ripple Biotech LLC


Sagely Health


Samebug, Inc.

Samsung Electronics

Sands Capital Ventures


Sartar Therapeutics Ltd.

Scalable Display Technologies

Sinorich Capital

Sparta Group

The Dedon Lab

The Dow Chemical Company

The Engine

The Pennsylvania State University


Via Separations 

Weybridge Partners


WL Gore

Yonghua Capital

Z Corporation

Zero Stage Capital

Zetta Venture Partners