MIT Catalysts is a podcast series by the MIT Club of Northern California. Host Julia Yoo interviews MIT alumni, faculty and affiliates who are movers and shakers in the Bay Area.
Terrorist attacks. A catastrophic hurricane. Profound market uncertainty. During her decades-long career in the hospitality industry, MIT Sloan alum Stephanie Sonnabend has seen it all — and everything in between. The former CEO and president of Sonesta...
Sudeb Dalai (follow-up)
Host Julia Yoo checks in with Dr. Sudeb Dalai, an infectious disease physician, virologist, and epidemiologist. We first had Dr. Dalai on our show last May. In this episode, Dr. Dalai updates us on his thoughts about herd immunity, debunks some common...
Amrita Saigal and Arun Saigal
We're kicking off season two of MIT Catalysts with a double feature! Host Julia Yoo chats with siblings Amrita Saigal, founder and CEO of Kudos, and Arun Saigal, cofounder and CEO of Thunkable. Tune in to hear how each Saigal turned MIT projects into...
While we're planning season 2, we wanted to check in on the special Frontlines series we did in Season 1. In this bonus episode, host Julia Yoo speaks with Dr. Sun Yoo about her experience on the healthcare frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mohanjit Jolly and Mark Gorenberg
Host Julia Yoo chats with venture capitalists Mohanjit Jolly (Partner, Iron Pillar) and Mark Gorenberg (Founder and Managing Director, Zetta Venture Partners). Tune in to hear Jolly and Gorenberg’s insider advice for founders, observations of common...
Host Julia Yoo chats with ThirdLove co-founder and co-CEO Heidi Zak. Tune in to hear Zak's thoughts on what it’s like to build a business and product for women, and the challenges—and opportunities—to be found in running a global, direct-to-consumer...
Awesome way to learn about entrepreneurship and innovation
Really enjoying hearing entrepreneurs talk about their knowledge, approach and methods. Highly recommend!
Great content and insights
No other place in the world of podcasts offers such great content around Mit alumni. The global impact and thoughtful approaches of these innovators was unknown to me prior to listening. While Elon musk may steal many headlines, these Mit catalysts are clearly carefully changing the world. Love the research and questions from Julia and highly recommend this content to anyone who wants to learn about innovation, Mit alumni, or general tech industry trends from a senior exec perspective.
Very engaging podcast! The guests are excellent and well spoken. The host asks interesting and sound probing questions. I am excited to listen to each new episode.