Startup Activities at IMS2019

Startup Pavilion: How Collaborations Between Big Corporations and Startups Take Them Both to the Next Level 
Committee: Ryan Lagoy And Janet Nguyen  
New to IMS2019, the Boston Steering Committee is hosting the Startup Pavilion — a stand-out Exhibition floor space dedicated specifically for startup company booths. A series of events will also be held during the course of the week that embodies the excitement and passion startups are known for. With the rise of many successful startups, students, professionals, and even large companies have shown interest in the unique contributions these companies have to offer. Since Boston is the hub for innovative, young companies and prominent entrepreneurs, IMS2019 is the perfect opportunity for the Steering Committee to kick off this new component of IMS! 

Download the Startup Pavilion Flier


Startups Panel Discussion

Tuesday, 4 June 2019
MicroApps Theater
15:45 - 17:00

How Collaborations Between Big Corporations, Government and Startups Take Them All to the Next Level

Co-chair: Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo, Sr. Director, Advanced Technology and Innovation, BAE Systems

Moderator: Christine Dunn, President, ArcPoint Strategy


  1. Joe Lipowski, CTO, Starry
  2. Warren Katz, Director, Techstars
  3. Nam Pham, Assistant Secretary of Business Development, MA Executive Office of Housing & and Economic Development
  4. Lisa Aucoin, VP of Engineering, BAE Systems

Click here to view the bios of the moderator and panelists

The Next Top Startup Competition

Wednesday, 5 June 2019
MicroApps Theater
16:30 - 18:00

“The Next Top Startup” will be held in the MicroApps Theater on the IMS Exhibition Floor. This pitch event is where small companies, students, and creative individuals can pitch their ideas to a panel of judges for prizes and fame in front of the audience. The judges are from all areas of the startup ecosystem, including investment firms, tech startup incubators, and experts in RF technologies. The judges will provide valuable feedback from their wealth of experience, and the participants will get the opportunity to show off their products and ideas to IMS Exhibition attendees. The startups will compete for various prizes and the title of “Best Startup of IMS2019.” 

“The Next Top Startup” Pitching Event Judges:

  1. Jacques Benkoski, Partner, U.S. Venture Partners
  2. Craig Mullet, President, Branison Group
  3. Cliff Hirsch, Founder, Pinestream Communications

View the bios of the judges


  • Spotlight article in Microwave Journal
  • 1 hour of free mentorship at the Cambridge Innovation Center’s Venture Café 

Click here to register to participate!

IP101 Talk

Thursday, 6 June 2019
Young Professionals Lounge
13:00 - 14:00