Seventeen MIT alumni and students were named to the 2017 Forbes “30 Under 30” lists. With products and services ranging from prescription delivery to a handheld malaria detection device, these young entrepreneurs are tackling serious and social and health problems with smart, tech-driven innovations.
Alessandro Babini, MSMS ’15, is the co-founder of Humon, which sells a fitness wearable that monitors oxygen in muscles to help athletes train.
Manufacturing and Industry
Sean Hunt, SM ’13, PhD ’16, launched Solugen to make a plant-based hydrogen peroxide for use in a variety of industries, including household cleaning.
Hasier Larrea, SM ’15, is the founder of Ori, which draws on MIT Media Lab robotics work to make adjustable furniture that responds to the space and use needs of urban dwellers.
Mark Smith, PhD ’14, is the co-founder of OpenBiome, a nonprofit that serves as a blood bank for human stool. The company aims to treat Clostridium difficile, a common infection that affects as many as 500,000 people in the United States each year.