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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

“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 SlaughterFrank 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.

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