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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

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Donor Spotlight - Carter Jernigan

Carter is an inventor and entrepreneur, with 8 issued patents and having started 3 technology businesses. Carter's latest startup is Frictionless Systems, which is developing technologies to get people "in the zone" so they can be their most effective. Carter is also teaching a class at MIT in the spring for first-year students, based on the neuroscience research being done at his startup. Beyond his own ventures, Carter has 13 years of tech industry experience at giants like Apple, Akamai, and Intel, and well as startups in finance, analytics, logistics, and food.


I first engaged with the VMS about 10 years ago when I launched a mobile app business. My mentors guided me through a lot of early startup challenges to an exit that took me to California. After a five year stint in Silicon Valley, I recently moved back to Cambridge to launch a new startup. I'm so excited to be able to work with the VMS again—I never found anything else like it in Silicon Valley. From the moment you walk in the door at the VMS, everyone is incredibly supportive. At the same time, my mentors also challenge me and bring a variety of different perspectives. For me giving back to the VMS is an opportunity to have a big positive impact, as I've seen firsthand how mentorship helps entrepreneurs succeed.