Announcements 2020-05-01

Week #2 (May 1 – May 7, 2020)

Explorer Teams Agreement

Every team member must read and agree to the Explorer Participation Guidelines here. Please make sure to review and agree to it by May 15th, 2020.

Subsession #1 Survey

Please fill out this survey to provide your feedback to the Explorer team. Thank you!  The survey will close on Monday May 4th, 2020.


Richard Amster : Friday May 8th, 14:00 – 15:00. Richard is a Cross-cultural expert & experienced global project and IT manager-Helping IT professionals communicate & manage globally. 

The Workshop will go over all aspects of the Lean Business Model Canvas, with special focus given to Customer Discovery, Problem Definition, as well as leveraging your Unique Advantage against competition. 

Office Hours

Sami Jitan: Monday, May 4th, 14:00 – 17:00. Sami is a social entrepreneur with an educational background in Cultural Anthropology. Sami co-founded an award-winning historical tourism AR/VR company at the Harvard Innovation Lab in 2014.  As a mentor Sami specializes in pitch coaching, value propositions, and product development. 

Monty Sharma: Thursday, May 7th, 13:00 – 14:00. Monty is the Managing Director of MassDiGI and long time MIT Sandbox Mentor and an Explorer Mentor.  Monty has extensive experience in the gaming industry. 

Catherine Mannick : Friday, May 8th, 13:00 – 15:00. Catherine is an angel investor and former international business lawyer, with experience in Fin Tech and Software as a Service.  As an angel investor, she focuses on social impact investing.  Catherine has mentored start-ups both in the US and internationally, in Italy, Russia and Ukraine. As a mentor she specializes in team building and pitching to potential investors.