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.