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.
Donate by Check
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 - Karl Iagnemma
A VMS-mentored entrepreneur on why he gives back
"I connected with VMS as a first-time entrepreneur and received sound advice and insight from the mentors, which was very helpful in getting my venture off the ground. I was pleased to be able to give back to VMS, with the hope that it will benefit the next generation of MIT entrepreneurs."
- Karl Iagnemma
Karl is former director of the Robotic Mobility Group at MIT, where his research resulted in more than 150 technical publications, 50 issued or filed patents, and numerous edited volumes. In 2013, Karl co-founded nuTonomy, one of the world's first autonomous vehicles start-ups, and saw the company through acquisition by Aptiv in 2017. He is now president and CEO of Motional, which was formed as a joint venture by Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv in 2020. Motional is developing and commercializing SAE Level 4 autonomous vehicles.
We thank Karl for his generous support.
MIT Venture Mentoring Service Donor Honor Roll
We thank the mentors, entrepreneurs and friends of VMS who supported our operations in FY ’21 (July 2020-June 2021).
Charles Victor Fracchia
Jonathan Green and Jennifer Stone
Sherwin and Vivian Greenblatt
Robert C. Jones
Steven and Carolyn Kelly
Eric and Yolanda Lau
Roman Lubynsky and Karen Golz
George Mabry, Jr.
P. R. Nayak
Neil and Anna Winter Rasmussen
Andrea Schievella and Robert Karp
Donald Shobrys and Carol Aronson
Emilie and Frank Slaughter
Donald Steinbrecher and Rochelle Robbins
John Turner and Tee Taggart
James Van Alan
Pierre and Amy Villeneuve
Charles and Margo Yie