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2 from MIT Sloan make Boston Business Journal’s 40 under 40 list

MIT Sloan alumni honored for bolstering robotics, startups, innovation.

By Rebecca Linke  |  September 13, 2017

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Mira Wilczek (right) and Fady Saad were named to the Boston Business Journal “40 under 40” list.

Two MIT Sloan alumni were named to the 2017 Boston Business Journal “40 under 40” list, which recognizes those who are having a positive impact at work and in their communities in and around the Boston area. The honorees will be recognized at a dinner on Oct. 19.

Meet this year’s honorees from MIT Sloan:

Fady Saad, SDM ‘13
Boston-based MassRobotics is the largest robotics and artificial intelligence escalator in the world. As the co-founder and director of partnerships, Saad has played a key role in helping robotics companies get off the ground. He also advises Rewired, a robotics-focused venture studio based in London, and he coined the term “startup escalation” to describe an innovation support model for hardware companies.

At MIT Sloan, Saad earned a joint master’s of science degree in engineering and management through the MIT System Design and Management program and was an organizer for the MIT $100K competition. Since graduation, Saad has served as a judge for the MIT $100K, and as a mentor for MIT Launch and the MIT Enterprise Forum Greece.

Mira Wilczek, SB ’04, MBA ‘09
Mira Wilczek is the president and CEO of Cogo Labs and a senior partner at Link Ventures. In the nine months since she has taken the helm at Cogo Labs, a Cambridge-based incubator that was founded in 2005, the revenue generated by Cogo’s incubating companies has more than doubled.  

Wilczek earned a bachelor’s of science from MIT and a MBA in entrepreneurship and innovation from MIT Sloan. She was also both an organizer of the MIT $100K competition, cofounding the organization’s mentorship function, and a finalist in the consumer track with a custom manufacturing business plan. Last spring she also judged the final round of the competition.

Did we miss an MIT Sloan student or graduate on the Boston Business Journal’s “40 under 40” list? Let us know at news@sloan.mit.edu.