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AAAIM VC Summit 2024

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Join us at the third annual AAAIM Venture Capital Summit on Thursday, April 25th, 2024 and explore the latest in Bio and Health Tech, Artificial Intelligence, and Insights from Key LPs and Investors! 

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Thank you to:

- Our host: MIT VCPE Club.

- Sponsors: Citizens Private Bank, HarbourVest Partners, Paladin Capital Group, and Pillsbury LLP

- Planning Committee: Calvin Chin; David Lam; York Lo; Jennifer Lum; Sona Menon; Bill Park; Emily Yu. 



12:30 – 1:00

Registration opens + Check-in

1:00 – 1:15

Opening Remarks

  • Jim Park, CEO, AAAIM & Brenda Chia, Chief of Capital Development, Paladin Capital Group & AAAIM Board Co-Chair

1:20 – 1:40

Fireside Chat with Lorence Kim, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Ascenta Capital (formerly CFO, Moderna) and Lillian Kim, Partner, Pillsbury LLP

1:45 – 2:00

Innovation Keynote – Andrew Lo, Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management

2:05 – 2:35

Venture in Endowments & Foundations

  • Paul Chai, Associate VP, Chief Investment Officer, KSU Foundation
  • Sophia Tsai, Managing Director, Trinity Church Wall Street
  • Moderator: York Lo, Global Head of Alternative Product Management, John Hancock Investment Management

2:35 – 2:45


2:50 – 3:25  

BioScience and Health Tech: From Lab to Market | The intersection of science and technology can be fascinating yet challenging. Join our established professionals as we delve deep into the latest trends emerging in Life Sciences VC and discover how they have successfully positioned themselves in the industry today.

  • Arjun Goyal, Co-founder & Managing Director, Vida Ventures
  • Richard Lim, Managing Partner, Cure Ventures
  • Nune Martiros, Senior Associate, Paladin Capital Group
  • I-Hung Shih, Co-head of Biotech Private Investments, Wellington Management
  • Moderator: Jennifer Lum, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Biospring

3:30 – 4:05

Navigating the Venture Terrain: Strategies from Allocators | Dive into the complexities and strategies of venture capital allocation with our expert panelists. Through this discussion, we'll discover how they identify growth opportunities, make sustainable investments, and navigate the dynamics of fund distribution from pre-seed to exit, all while focusing on impactful investing for a successful future!

  • Michelle Davidson, Partner, Co-head Advisory Americas, Aksia
  • Lindsey Macleod, Vice President, HarbourVest Partners
  • Joe Sindelar, Vice President, HighVista Strategies
  • Hem Tanwar, Managing Director, Cambridge Associates
  • Moderator: David Lam, Senior Advisor, BRV Capital Management

4:10 – 4:25  


4:30 - 4:45

Fireside Chat with Andrew Chung, Founder & Managing Partner, 1955 Capital and Meggie Ramirez, Senior Director - Venture & Innovation Group, Citizens Private Bank

4:50 – 5:25

Sustainable Futures: Climate Tech Investment Insights 

  • Melissa Cheong, Managing Partner, Blackhorn Ventures
  • Louis Kang, Partner, AcclR8
  • Jonathan Mi, Managing Director, CREO
  • Moderator: Kwesi Quaye, Partner, Fairview Capital Partners

5:30 – 5:40

AI Initiative Keynote - Erik Vogan, Ph. D., MBA, Executive Director, MIT Quest for Intelligence

5:45 – 6:20

Artificial Intelligence: The Future is Now | Join our expert panelists from different segments of the institutional investment landscape as we demystify the future impact of AI across the investment industry and gain insight on how to harness the power of AI innovation.

  • Josh Beers, Partner, Head of Private Equity Investments, NEPC
  • Elaine Chan, Managing Director, Harvard Management Company
  • Ramesh Raskar, Associate Professor, MIT Media Lab
  • Lu Zhang, Founder & Managing Partner, Fusion Fund
  • Moderator: Calvin Chin, Managing Partner, E14 Fund

6:25 – 6:40

Closing Keynote - Secretary Yvonne Hao, Economic Development, Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

6:45 – 8:00

Networking Reception

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