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Retrospectives: The Engine Event

February 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Engine

In a culture of learning fast and achieving high, failure is a shared experience that often goes unshared. The Engine Accelerator and MIT student-led organization FAIL! are thrilled to host this event on February 15th for an evening of shared stories of personal & professional failure and the valuable lessons learned from setbacks. As the Tough Tech ecosystem tackles massive problems through breakthrough science & engineering, it’s vital to be strong in both our highs and lows to accelerate the path forward, together.


Don’t forget to RSVP below! Event Agenda:


  • 5:00-5:30pm: Arrival
  • 5;30-6:00pm: Opening remarks by Kirsty Bennett, Founder of MITell, a storytelling program of MIT
  • 6:00-6:20pm: Speaker talks with Reed Sturtevant, General Partner at Engine Ventures and Michelle Chao, COO & Co-founder of Phoenix Tailings
  • 6:25-6:30pm: Group exercise
  • 6:30-6:50pm: Speaker talks with Ben Downing, Vice President of Public Affairs at The Engine, and Dulcie Madden, CEO & Co-founder of Dig Energy
  • 6:50-7:25pm: Panel & Q+A will all featured speakers
  • 7:25-8:30pm: Networking reception


February 15
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Engine
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The Engine
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