Nicole M. Stata is the Founder and Managing Director of Boston Seed Capital, LLC. From 2007 to 2010, Nicole worked as an angel investor, advisor and start-up executive. Nicole founded Deploy Solutions in 1996, an award-winning leading provider of SAAS Human Capital Management. As CEO and President, she led Deploy for eleven years through its sale to Kronos in 2007. Deploy was widely recognized as a national best place to work and was the recipient of Deloitte and Touche’s Fast 50 award in 2006. Before Deploy, Nicole managed the global service center for Restrac (Webhire) and started her career with Lotus Development Corporation. Stata serves as an advisor and board member for several companies and non-profit organizations.
Dr. Yet-Ming Chiang
is a Kyocera Professor of Ceramics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology whose research focuses on the design, synthesis, and characterization of advanced inorganic materials and related devices. Dr. Chiang was a recipient of The Economist
’s Innovation Award in 2012 for his research in battery technology.
Dr. Saeed Arida is the Founder and Chief Excitement Officer at NuVu Studio, a magnet innovation center for young minds in Cambridge, MA. At NuVu Studio, students learn in a hands-on environment with coaches who help students create projects and move through many, many iterations. Dr. Arida received his PhD in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.