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How to Support VMS

MIT Venture Mentoring Service Donors

The MIT Venture Mentoring Service is pleased to recognize the financial support of our mentors and friends for Fiscal Year 2015 (July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016).

  • Eugene Achter
  • Jerry Ackerman
  • Henry Ancona
  • Anonymous
  • Thomas Barocci
  • Gordon Baty
  • Stephen Bayle
  • Afarin Bellisario
  • Jeffrey Bernstein
  • Vivian Bolt
  • Kerry Bowie
  • David Brown and
  • Trish Fleming
  • Gregg Brown
  • Bernice Broyde
  • Cary Bullock
  • Karl Buttner
  • Charles Cameron
  • Aliki Collins
  • Marcus Dahllof
  • Richard Dana
  • Alan deLespinasse
  • Alec Dingee and
  • Susan Gray
  • Athanasios Dousis
  • Kyri Dunussi
  • Ralf Faber
  • Ardeshir Falaki
  • Marco Farsheed
  • Michael Feldstein
  • Nitzan Gadish
  • Geoffrey Gill
  • Louis Goldish
  • Robert Goodof
  • Robert Gottlieb
  • Jonathan Green and
  • Jennifer Stone
  • Sherwin and
  • Vivian Greenblatt
  • Louis Gudema
  • Adi Guzdar
  • Joseph Hadzima
  • Alain Hanover
  • James Harrison
  • Paul Hartung
  • Thomas Hennessey
  • James Herriman
  • Kathleen Huber
  • Catherine Iacobo
  • Arnold Judson
  • Robert Karp and
  • Andrea Schievella
  • Jonathan Katz
  • James Kemler
  • Kent-Lucas Foundation
  • Robert Kessler
  • Robert Kiburz
  • Charles Kiefer
  • David King
  • Aaron Kleiner
  • Curt Kohlberg
  • Lawrence Krakauer
  • Thomas Lancaster
  • Gene Landy
  • Eric and Yolanda Lau
  • Oscar Lazaro
  • Hikyu Lee
  • Howard Levin
  • Nancy Levy
  • Roman Lubynsky and
  • Karen Golz
  • George Mabry, Jr.
  • David Manns
  • Walter Massenburg
  • Liana Metzger
  • John Miller
  • Peter Miller
  • Jean Montagu
  • John T. O’Donnell
  • Bruce Osterling
  • Peter Quigley
  • Thomas Rarich
  • Neil Rasmussen
  • Daniel and Kate Relihan
  • Peter Rosenblum
  • Daniel Ross
  • Ernest Sabine
  • Samuel Schaevitz
  • Ronald Scharlack
  • Henriette Schoen
  • Richard Scott
  • Donald Shobrys and
  • Carol Aronson
  • Frank and Mimi Slaughter
  • Stephen Smith
  • Joseph Soussou
  • Robert Stearns
  • Donald Steinbrecher and
  • Rochelle Robbins
  • Kent Summers
  • Howard Sumner
  • Bruce Sunstein
  • Jessamy Tang and
  • John Blascovich
  • Carol Todreas
  • William Townsend
  • John Turner
  • and Tee Taggart
  • Pierre Villeneuve
  • Xuntao Wang
  • John Wasserlein and
  • Luci Braun
  • David Wilson
  • Charles Yie
  • Charles and
  • Margaret Ziering
  • Todd Zion

Support VMS

Did you know that the MIT Venture Mentoring Service relies almost entirely on private donations? With your generous financial support, you will join those who have shown their commitment to helping VMS educate MIT's emerging entrepreneurs. Click here to donate online.

Donor Spotlight - Bob Stearns

VMS mentor Bob Stearns is an entrepreneur and high technology executive with background in technology, marketing, planning, venture capital, computing, communications, medical and scientific devices, the Internet, and enterprise software. He was an executive at Compaq Computer, McKinsey & Co, Codex, Motorola, and Management Technologies, Inc. which he co-founded. Involved in over sixty start-up companies, he co-founded Sternhill Partners, a venture capital firm, and more recently, Sternhill Associates. He is on the advisory boards of SparkCognition and Hyliion, and is a member of The Council for The Arts at MIT. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Brown University, and an M.S. in Physics from MIT. VMS thanks Bob for his volunteerism, generosity and service to MIT and the entrepreneurial community.


I am thrilled to be part of VMS. Initially, I joined because it sounded like a lot of fun, but it has become so much more for me. It permits me to give back, of my time, experience, and money, to both MIT and to the many entrepreneurs who are part of the VMS effort. It also lets me play a small part in the vital coupling between institutional scientific research and the development of our high tech economy. There are other programs in the world similar to MIT’s VMS, but in my experience, none come close to its breadth, scale, sheer efficiency, and success rate. This kind of know-how is unique and invaluable. Please help me support this wonderful organization and its staff, many volunteers, students, and faculty members.