Tough Tech Summit. 10.29.2018. Boston.

Tough Tech
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Summit
10.29.2018. Boston.

  About •

The Tough Tech movement starts here.

Equal parts collaborative and visionary, the Tough Tech Summit aims to bring together dedicated individuals interested in building a Tough Tech movement.

What is Tough Tech?

Tough Tech is transformative technology that takes the long view, solving the world’s important challenges through the convergence of breakthrough science, engineering, and leadership.

A day to learn, contribute, connect, and explore.

This is not a traditional conference. It’s focused on uniting an ecosystem and forging new paths forward. Tough Tech entrepreneurs, leaders in business and academia, investors, and other key community members will work and learn together. It will be a hands-on day, galvanized by the challenges we see throughout the world of Tough Tech.

The Tough Tech Summit is by invitation only.

Where to stay

Getting Here

Questions?

  Agenda •

8:00 09:00:00

Breakfast and registration

9:00 10:10:00

Why Tough Tech Matters

  • Welcome by Katie Rae, CEO and Managing Partner of The Engine
  • Remarks by L. Rafael Reif, President of MIT
  • Keynote Speakers
10:10 10:30:00

Break

10:30 12:00:00

Company Building

  • Funding Tough Tech at Every Stage
  • Building and Nurturing Successful Strategic Partnerships
  • Transforming Academic Leaders into Leaders in Business
12:00 13:00:00

Lunch

  • Optional lunch session hosted by Breakthrough Energy Ventures 
1:00 14:30:00

Technology & Product Strategy

  • Supply chain strategy and its effects on commercialization
  • Managing the tension between R&D and market demands
  • Strategies that inform a successful downselect process
2:30 15:00:00

Break

3:00 16:00:00

Founder Keynotes

4:00 16:30:00

Takeaways

4:30 19:00:00

Connecting with Tough Tech Founders

  Sponsors •

  Learn •

Request an invite.

The Tough Tech Summit is by invitation only.

If you’re interested in attending, send us a note and we’ll get back to you.

Tough Tech is transformative technology that takes the long view, solving the world’s important challenges through the convergence of breakthrough science, engineering, and leadership.