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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 2018 (July 2017 to June 2018)

Eugene Achter

Jerry Ackerman

Carlton Aird

Jason Alonso and Catherine Havesi

Anonymous (5)

Ardeshir Falaki

Thomas Barocci

Gordon and Kate Baty

Stephen Bayle

Mamat Beck

Afarin Bellisario

Jeffrey Bernstein

Vivian Bolt

Adele Bozza

Lucille Braun and John Wasserlein

Bernice Broyde

Ryan Buckley

Aliki Collins

Shivang Dave

Carl and Anna Dietrich

Alec Dingee and Susan Gray

Jonathan Downey

Kyriaki Dunussi

Ardeshir Falaki

Michael Feldstein

Dawn Fitzgerald

Trish Fleming and David Brown

Geoff Gill

Eitan Glinert

Louis Goldish

Robert Goodof

Robert Gottlieb

Allan and Janet Green

Jonathan Green and Jennifer Stone

Sherwin and Vivian Greenblatt

Louis Gudema

Adi Guzdar

Joseph Hadzima

James Harrison

Paul Hartung

Daniel Housman

Andy Huang

Kathleen Huber

Catherine Iacobo

Charles Jernigan

Jonathan Katz

Steven and Carolyn Kelly

James Kemler

Robert Kessler

Charles Kiefer

Thomas Klein

Curt Kohlberg

Lawrence Krakauer

Kristin Kupres

Gene Landy

Eric and Yolanda Lau

Hikyu Lee

Howard Levin

David Levitt

Nancy Levy

Linda Lewi

Melinda Lindquist

Roman Lubynsky and Karen Golz

George Mabry

David Manns

Walter Massenburg

Ali Merchant

Morton Meyerson

Silvio Micali

John Miller

Peter Miller

Alex Min

Seth Muriph

Kirimania Murithi

Quinton Ng

John O’Donnell

Bruce Osterling

Andrew Percey

Geoff Phillips

Thomas Pounds

Peter and Meghan Quigley

Thomas Rarich

Neil and Anna Winter Rasmussen

Peter Rosenblum

Daniel Ross

Ernest Sabine

Ronald Scharlack

Joel Schindall

Richard Scott

Andrea Schievella and Robert Karp

Donald Shobrys and Carol Aronson

Kevin Sieck

Mimi and Frank Slaughter

Stephen Smith

Jerry Socol

Joseph Soussou

Robert Stearns

Emmanuel Stefanakis

Rochelle Robbins & Donald Steinbrecher

Bruce Sunstein

Rajeev Surati

Jessamy Tang and John Blascovich

Carol Todreas

William Townsend

John Turner and Tee Taggart

James Van Alen

Amy and Pierre Villeneuve

Susan Wagner

Melinda Watman

Ted Werth

Brandon Westley

Victoria Wu Davis

Charles Yie

Jerome Zadow

Kambiz Zangi

Kent Zelle

Charles Ziering

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Donor Spotlight - Frank and Mimi Slaughter

“Our experiences since graduating from MIT have given us an appreciation for entrepreneurship and the value of thinking creatively, exploring ideas with peers and mentors, and learning by doing. MIT VMS supports entrepreneurs throughout their journey by offering invaluable insight and advice from mentors who have been through it all - through the highs and lows and all the surprises in between. The network of mentors is at the heart of MIT VMS and their generosity and desire to give back to the MIT community is a very special gift. We support the continued success of MIT VMS." - Mimi & Frank Slaughter

Frank and Mimi Slaughter are on the leadership team of MotiveMetrics, an SaaS start-up that melds marketers' insights with complex digital marketing. Initially founding investors, they moved in 2014 from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to Palo Alto to join the company full-time— Frank as CTO and Mimi as Head of Product.

In 1985 Frank co-founded Shiva Corporation, which pioneered remote access networking to become a global computer networking equipment manufacturer with $150M in sales and 500 employees. After leaving Shiva, Frank became an investor and board member for many successful startups, including Arris Networks, Aptis, Altiga, eDial, and Teton Gravity Research. Frank, ’84 SB XVI, is a member of the MIT Sandbox.

Mimi has brought her leadership skills to a number of social impact organizations including Open Blue, a sustainable ocean aquaculture farm in Panama; Mountain Roots, a food company startup in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Global Healthcare, a provider of healthcare to remote areas in Nepal and Bali. She has served on the board of Teton Science Schools. Mimi, ’88 SB,MS VI-1, is a member of the MIT School of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council, MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering Visiting Committee, and MIT Sandbox.

Frank and Mimi have been generous donors and champions of VMS for many years. We thank them for their support and friendship.