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VMS relies heavily on financial support from our mentors, mentees, and friends. With your generous financial support, you will join those who have shown their commitment to helping VMS educate MIT's emerging entrepreneurs. 

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Payable to MIT, and mailed with a contribution form, noting designation to MIT Venture Mentoring Service (2730500), to the following address:

MIT Annual Fund
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
600 Memorial Drive, W98-200
Cambridge, MA 02139-4822

Donor Spotlight - Edward Ahn

A VMS-mentored entrepreneur and now mentor on why he gives back


Edward Ahn "I was in the first class of VMS-mentored entrepreneurs, and my VMS mentors helped me launch my company, Angstrom Medica. Throughout my relationship with VMS, I was awestruck by the generosity of the VMS mentors. They have become role models in my professional career, and after many years, I am finally in a position to support VMS as a donor and a mentor. I am so excited to help the next generation of VMS entrepreneurs!” - Edward Ahn


Ed is a seasoned start-up, private equity backed and public company C-level executive and has built and led innovative life sciences and healthcare companies. His company, Angstrom Medica, founded in 2001 and one of VMS’s earliest ventures, developed the first nanotechnology device to be FDA approved. Currently, he is a Principal of X-Factor Capital, a strategic planning consultancy specializing in “tough tech” regenerative medicine, cell and gene therapy to help companies grow from pre-revenue early start-up to their commercial growth phase. He received an M.S. in Chemical Engineering Practice and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from MIT.


MIT Venture Mentoring Service Donor Honor Roll

The MIT Venture Mentoring Service is pleased to recognize the financial support of our mentors and friends for Fiscal Year 2019 (July 2018 to June 2019)

Jerry Ackerman
Carlton Aird
Henry Ancona
Thomas Barocci
Gordon and Kate Baty
Stephen Bayle
Afarin Bellisario
Jeffrey Bernstein
Biostrategics Consulting
Vivian Bolt
Paul Bosco
Everett Bramhall
Bernice Broyde
Aliki Collins
Diana Dabby
Carol Derner
Carl and Anna Dietrich
Kyriaki Dunussi-Joannopoulos
Yechiel Engelhard
Ardeshir Falaki
Michael Foster
Geoff Gill
Louis Goldish
Robert Goodof
Robert Gottlieb
Jonathan Green and Jennifer Stone
Sherwin and Vivian Greenblatt
Louis Gudema
Joseph Hadzima
James Harrison
John Warren Harthorne
Paul Hartung
Michael Francis Hayes
Pei-Lin Hsu
Andy Huang
Kathleen Huber
Dominque Hurley
Catherine Iacobo
Karl Iagnemma
Charles Jernigan
Elsbeth Kahn
Steven and Carolyn Kelly
Robert Kessler
Charles Kiefer
David King
Curt Kohlberg
Richard Kosowsky
Lawrence Krakauer
Kristin Kupres
Gene Landy
Eric and Yolanda Lau
Hikyu Lee
Douglas Levin
Howard Levin
David Levitt
Nancy Levy
Linda Lewi
Roman Lubynsky and Karen Golz
George Mabry
David Manns
Walter Massenburg
Ali Merchant
Silvio Micali
John Miller
Peter Miller
P. R. Nayak
Quinton Ng
John O’Donnell
Bruce Osterling
Peter and Meghan Quigley
Thomas Rarich
Neil and Anna Winter Rasmussen
Thomas Ricciardelli
Daniel Ross
Ernest Sabine
Ronald Scharlack
John Schwartz
Richard Scott
Andrea Schievella and Robert Karp
William Severns
Donald Shobrys and Carol Aronson
Kevin Sieck
Neil C. Singer
Shawna Slack
Emilie and Frank Slaughter
Stephen Smith
Jerry Socol
Joseph Soussou
Robert Stearns
Daniel Sturtevant
Rochelle Robbins & Donald Steinbrecher
Bruce Sunstein
Rajeev Surati
Elliot Swan
Jessamy Tang
Carol Todreas
William Townsend
John Turner and Tee Taggart
James Van Alen
Amy and Pierre Villeneuve
Susan Wagner
Melinda Watman
David Wilson
Charles Yie
Jerome Zadow
Kambiz Zangi
Charles Ziering

In Memory of Alec Dingee
Jerry Ackerman
Dianne Anderson
Henry and Susan Bass
Margaret Button
Marie Foss
Chester and Ellen Clark
Phillip Cutter
Marie Foss
Essex County Community Foundation
Garth and Lindsay Greimann
Janice Cane and Walter Hess
Juniper Center
Constance and Chuck Kauffman
John Linzee and Elizabeth Coolidge
Roman Lubynsky and Karen Golz
Sally and Kevin Kane
Richard and Claire Morse
Margery Piercey
Elizabeth St. Germain
Bob and Anne Rosenthal
Hazel von Rosenvinge
Robert Wagner
Stephanie Woolf
Jerome Zadow