16 episodes

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.

MIT Catalysts MIT Club of Northern California

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    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings

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.

    Stephanie Sonnabend

    Stephanie Sonnabend

    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 International Hotels Corporation and co-founder and chair of 5050 Women on Boards, Sonnabend joins host Julia Yoo on this episode of MIT Catalysts.

    Music: Daydream Bliss by SYBS

    • 35 min
    Sudeb Dalai (follow-up)

    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 vaccine misinformation, and tells us why he’s optimistic about our post-pandemic future.
    Music: Daydream Bliss by SYBS

    • 25 min
    Amrita Saigal and Arun Saigal

    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 startups, the pandemic-induced changes that are here to stay, and adapting — both personally and professionally — to a worst-case situation.

    Music: Daydream Bliss by SYBS

    • 35 min
    Sun Yoo

    Sun Yoo

    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.

    • 16 min
    Mohanjit Jolly and Mark Gorenberg

    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 pitfalls facing startups and what each says is their investing “secret sauce.”

    • 37 min
    Heidi Zak

    Heidi Zak

    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 online company during a global pandemic.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

revs737 ,

Awesome way to learn about entrepreneurship and innovation

Really enjoying hearing entrepreneurs talk about their knowledge, approach and methods. Highly recommend!

Btfaw ,

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.

just.this.guy ,

Engaging

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.

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