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10 MIT alumnae named to Inc.'s Female Founders 100

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Shape-shifting furniture. Rocket launchers. A blind audition hiring app.

Included in that list are celebrities like actress Reese Witherspoon, and the women behind well-known company names like Bumble, Credit Karma, and 23andMe. Here are the 10 from MIT who made the list.

Natalya Bailey, PhD ’15 — Accion Systems

Accion Systems is building a new electric propulsion system for spaceships.

Jessica Banks, SM ’01, MEng ’07 — RockPaperRobot

RockPaperRobot is a design and engineering company that builds shape-shifting and connected furniture.

Ayah Bdeir, SM ’06 — littleBits

littleBits is an education startup that uses electronic and magnetic building blocks to introduce children to tech innovation.

Limor Fried, MEng ’05 — Adafruit

Adafruit is an open-source hardware company that builds electronic learning tools for all ages.

Nancy Hua, SB ’07 — Apptimize

Apptimize provides cross-platform A/B testing software.

Rana el Kaliouby, PD ’06  — Affectiva

Affectiva is a company providing software that measures human emotions.

Christina Lampe-Onnerud, PD ’96 — Cadenza Innovation

Cadenza Innovation designs large lithium-ion batteries.

Stephanie Lampkin, MBA ’13 — Blendoor

Blendoor is a mobile app that connects women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans with technology companies seeking qualified and diverse job candidates.

Alicia Chong Rodriguez, SM ’18 — Bloomer Tech

Bloomer Tech combines wearable technology and women’s clothing — like a bra with a heart monitor — to help collect and analyze health data.

Heidi Zak, MBA ’07 — ThirdLove

ThirdLove designs bras for women who don’t fit standard store sizes — large or small.

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