Rana K Gupta

Title Executive Director
Email rkgupta@mit.edu

Rana K Gupta bears a wealth of experience in both academia and industry.

As the Director of Faculty Entrepreneurship at Boston University and the Managing Director of its Business Innovation Center, Rana oversaw BU’s educational and facility resources to advance research-driven ideas. He launched over 15 educational programs resulting in a growing pipeline of commercializable ideas. Core to these resources, he managed BU’s Ignition Awards, providing internal commercialization development funding designed to de-risk research ideas.

In addition to his work at BU, Rana served as CEO of cancer diagnostics company and Yale University spinout HistoRx; founder and CEO of mechanical adhesive technology company and UMass Amherst spinout Felsuma, LLC; and was a managing director at Navigator Technology Ventures, an early-stage technology venture capital firm spun out of Draper Laboratory. He has extensive experience consulting CEOs, entrepreneurs, and innovators across tech industries. 
Rana received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Earlham College, a master’s in operations research from Stanford University, and an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business.