April 18, 2017

Start-Ups in Materials: If you’re not on the edge, you’re taking up too much space

“Wulff Lecture, Spring 2017
Speaker: Dr. Dan Button, President and CEO at AIRY:3D, Inc.

Building materials-based companies can change the world and generate tremendous financial ­reward—but it’s hard.

Consider this a chance to learn lessons in the new materials venture arena from a veteran of far-reaching new materials businesses—some in Fortune 500 companies like DuPont and Corning, and many spun out of MIT and other leading ­universities. He will share advice and experiences learned from launching VC-financed start-ups and bringing to market new technologies that have become industry standards. Several featured breakthrough materials technologies have changed the world, particularly in consumer ­electronics and automotive industries.

The Wulff Lecture is an introductory, general ­audience, entertaining lecture that aims to ­educate, inspire, and encourage MIT undergraduates to take up study of materials science and engineering and related fields. The entire MIT community, particularly freshmen, is invited to ­attend. The Wulff Lecture honors the late Professor John Wulff, a skilled, provocative, and entertaining teacher who conceived of a new ­approach to teaching general chemistry and ­inaugurated the popular freshman subject, 3.091 Introduction to Solid State Chemistry.”
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