About

We strive to bring students together, interested in entrepreneurship and innovation from all over Brandeis and provide a platform for them to learn, network and grow.

SHORT TERM GOALS

1. Build a strong club structure, with clear responsibilities assigned to each member, and conduct regular meetings to discuss the progress and set new targets.

2. Plan and conduct our traditional events such as Speaker sessions and 3DS, and organize our signature Entrepreneurship and Innovation annual conference, based on the international environment.

3. Promote and strengthen the awareness of the club thru our social media platform and on-site promotion.

LONG TERM GOALS

1. Set up a team of mentors that would provide expertise in different fields for Brandeis students and startups.

2. Build a strong network and communication with students inside and outside Brandeis thru entrepreneurship activities and events.

3. Plan a smooth transition strategy for new members into the club board, to continue the tradition and assure the subsistence of the club.

BOARD MEMBERS

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Sai PraneethPresident 

1st year MBA student, Brandeis IBS

https://www.linkedin.com/in/saipraneeth512

Sai has 5 years experience in the construction field in several countries such as UAE, and India. Sai has worked in more than 8 projects and has experience in leaderships role, organization development and team building.

Sai is committed to integrating this club with the E&I events in and around the Boston area, building a spine for the club to make a lasting name for generations to come and to improving the overall experience of the club and members.

antonia Antonia KuntzeVicepresident

1st year MBA student, Brandeis IBS

https://www.linkedin.com/in/antonia-kuntze/en

Antonia has worked in the maritime shipping industry for five years as operations manager and controller. My experience in shipping showed me the lack of innovation in many industries.

With a strong belief that innovation is the wheel for global growth, she endeavors to trigger innovation in as many enterprises as possible. She volunteered to be a part of EIL and ever since seeks to make this club a great opportunity for Brandeis IBS to become more innovative and profit from the ideas from their students.

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Siwei XiaVicepresident

2nd year MA student, with specialization in Corporate Finance, Brandeis IBS

https://www.linkedin.com/in/siweixia

With a strong interest in both due diligence process and entrepreneurship field, Siwei has experienced in Deals Transaction Advisory, Search Fund and Strategy Consulting (Financial Service Industry) areas.

Siwei strives to build a positive and friendly environment for the entrepreneurship spirit at Brandeis International Business School. With her active involvement in the events at Brandeis thus far, she is a huge asset in integrating EIL with other departments in the school and nurturing a collaborative network for the entrepreneurship clubs in Boston area.

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Fernando AguileraMarketing Director

1st year MBA student, Brandeis IBS

https://www.linkedin.com/in/fernandoaguileras

Fernando has over 6 years of working experience in fields such as Entrepreneurship (branding, innovation and developing new products), corporate law and real estate; writing business contracts, achieving commercial and housing deals, developing business plans and founding a web-based startup.

Formal training in Entrepreneurship at The Start Smart program in the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge’s, law, politics, leadership, entrepreneurship, innovation and developing new products that can serve millions of people.

Specialties:

Market and brand strategy, product design, business development and planning, competitive analysis, social media, word of mouth, product evangelism and legal requirements.

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Weiwei JiangEvent Coordinator

https://www.linkedin.com/in/weiwei-jiang-728912b2/

Weiwei is studying International Economics and Finance at Brandeis International Business School. Starting from the first year here, she has been actively involved in the Brandeis Innovation Community. Working as Lean LaunchPad Champion, she has been working with student startup teams in the fields of FoodTech, FinTech, Life Safety and Security and E-Commerce.
Weiwei’s major responsibilities are helping these startup teams to walk through customer interviews and market research, making them connect to the mentors to work on MVP, and assisting them in getting to funding and even after that. Weiwei’s interested in Entrepreneurship ecosystem and willing to discuss how to build a sustainable business. What’s more, she would be happy to give opinions for your ideas to make it plausible.
Specialization: Customer Interview, User Experience

img_4171 Milos BecarevicTreasurer

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mbecar

Previous to commencing his Master’s of Science in Finance, Milos spent 5 years in China where he completed his undergraduate studies in International Politics, taught in Chinese, at Fudan University in Shanghai. He is fluent in another 4 languages and believes that globalization is a powerful tool that will propel innovation around the world. He is invested in promoting EIL, raising funds and ensuring that the organization’s projects remain financially feasible.

ADVISORS

violaViola Morse – Advisor

Director of Academic Affairs and Student Experience

https://www.linkedin.com/in/viola-morse-b7057510

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Ida YonasAdvisor

Senior Program Coordinator

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ida-yonas-30369770

MENTORS

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Prof. Charles Reed Jr.

Senior Lecturer in the Brandeis International Business School

Specializations:
Entrepreneurship, General Management, International Marketing.

Charles Reed’s early career was with Corning Inc., Johnson and Johnson, and Dennison Manufacturing, with which he held senior positions in sales management, manufacturing management, strategic planning, business development, research management and general management. He also managed divisions or subsidiary companies in the medical instrumentation, computer supplies, and test equipment industries.

Reed later bought KYBE Corporation from Dennison Manufacturing in a leveraged buyout. KYBE subsequently became the market leader in its industry. He then merged KYBE with Computer Link Corporation and, after consolidating these companies and paying down the debt, sold his business to Anacomp Corporation.

He has been the lead negotiator in seven company or division purchases or divestitures, including forming the first (1975) joint-venture in post-WWII Hungary involving an American company.

Reed has taught Entrepreneurship at Brandeis since 1997. He has developed courses in entrepreneurial management, entrepreneurial finance, business plans and venture business operations.

Degrees:
Harvard University, M.B.A.
Harvard University, B.A.

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Prof. Mitch Tyson

Adjunct Professor in the Brandeis International Business School

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitch-tyson-1b127

Specializations:
Innovation ecosystems, clean energy, start-ups, entrepreneurship, corporate sustainability, customer discovery, public/private partnerships, strategy development, advanced manufacturing, corporate values.

Mitch Tyson is an experienced high tech executive and entrepreneur. He serves on a number of corporate, non-profit, and governmental advisory boards. He lectures on clean energy, sustainability, entrepreneurship, innovation, management, and the triple bottom line and mentors early stage companies and entrepreneurs.

Current positions include:

Corporate-
Board Member – Photronics (NASD:PLAB)
Board Member – Big Belly Solar
Board Member – 7AC

Founding Partner – Great Dome Associates (consulting)

Investment-
Partner – Clean Energy Venture Group (angel investing)
Investment Advisory Committee – Castor Ventures (venture fund)

Non-Profits and Trade Associations-
Chair and Co-founder of the Northeast Clean Energy Council (trade association)
Advisory Board Member – Clean Tech Open (accelerator)
Chair of the Venture Cafe Foundation (innovation community building)
Board Member – Greentown Labs (incubator)
Board Member – Acadia Center (policy research and advocacy)
Board Member – New England Israel Business Council (trade association)

Government –
Member of the Board and Executive Committee – Mass Technology Collaborative (quasi-public state agency)
Member of Massport Security Advisory Committee – (advisory committee)

Academic Activities-
Adjunct Professor – International Business School, Brandeis University
Board Member – Printed Electronics Research Collaborative, UMass Lowell

Academic Background-
MIT BS Physics
MIT MS Nuclear Engineering
MIT MS Political Science

Formerly:
CEO of PRI Automation (PRIA)
Interim CEO of AmberWave Systems
CEO of Advanced Electron Beams
Legislative Assistant for Energy and Technology Policy to US Senator Paul Tsongas

Degrees:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.Sc.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.S.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S.