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14 up-and-comers you should check out at HUBweek

Sponsored by HUBWeek | 10/10/2017, 12:24 p.m.
This Thursday, October 12-Saturday, October 14, 14 up-and-comers in the Boston area will take the stage alongside the likes of ...

This Thursday, October 12-Saturday, October 14, 14 up-and-comers in the Boston area will take the stage alongside the likes of Mike Bloomberg, Fidelity’s Abby Johnson, Former Secretary of State John Kerry, Vice Chairman Anne Finucane, Malcolm Gladwell, Atul Gawande and dozens more at HUBweek’s ideas festival, Future Forum presented by MilliporeSigma. Here’s a glimpse at the stories and visions for the future they’ll share:

Thursday, October 12

  1. David Sun Kong: The MIT director of community biotechnology initiative will explore how the microbes of your body can be transformed into music–and could even be used to predict your health one day.
  2. Sandra Richter: The Soofa co-founder will share a look inside the most exciting technological innovations that are improving our once archaic public transportation systems.
  3. Kyle Rand: Rendever Co-Founder, Rand will explore how innovators are helping millions of seniors live longer, more fulfilling lives.
  4. Suelin Chen, PhD: The CEO of Cake will discuss why planning for the end of our lives should be a rewarding and meaningful process and detail how emerging technology can take the confusion out of a difficult conversation that all of us should be prioritizing.
  5. Melissa James: CEO and Founder, The Tech Connection Melissa will offer up solutions for recruiting a workforce that reflects the diverse populace of the Boston area.

Friday, October 13:

  1. Lee Cooper: Lee will explain how a subtle frame-shift in how we use our genetic information can reduce the suffering of millions, eliminating diseases such as Tay Sachs, Sickle Cell and many other conditions.
  2. Wafaa Arbash: A Syrian woman who moved to the U.S. in 2013, Wafaa Arbash is the CEO and Co-Founder of WorkAround who is working to revolutionize the sys-temic lack of employment opportunities available to refugees/displaced peoples.
  3. Mirza Cifric: In the midst of this genomic revolution, Mirza Cifric, Co-Founder and CEO of Veritas Genetics, illustrates the sheer size of the genomic data we are dealing with and why A.I. is the only way to make sense of it all.
  4. Natalya Bailey: 30-year old rocket scientist and CEO of Accion Systems, Natalya Bailey launched her space startup after inventing a new chemical rocket technology. She’ll share her vision for making space more affordable and accessible and how her company is changing what spacecraft can do in and beyond Earth’s orbit.

Saturday, October 14:

  1. Ben Houge: For the past seven years, composer Ben Houge has been collaborating with chefs to develop multi-sensory dining experiences that he calls “food operas.” These events borrow concepts and technologies from the fields of video game design and sound installation to achieve an unprecedentedly close pairing of music with food.
  2. Tracy Chang: In collaboration with chef Tracy Chang of acclaimed Cambridge restaurant Pagu, Ben will present an excerpt from “Quiver, Pop, and Dissolve: Three Essays in Gastromorphology,” premiered in London in the summer of 2017, allowing attendees to experience a customized audiogustatory experience accompanied by a soundtrack deployed via their own mobile devices.
  3. Che Anderson: The Director of POW! WOW! Worcester shares his experiences in using the power of art to strengthen and revitalize local communities.
  4. Clara Vu: VP of Engineering at Veo Robotics, Clara Vu, will share how can we make the human/robot working relationship more complementary so that we avoid unnecessary automation that costs jobs in industries where robotics aren’t required for success?
  5. Josh Trautwein: Food is foundational to our health, yet it’s far from being an integrated part of our health care infrastructure. Founder of Fresh Truck, Josh Trautwein proposes a radical idea to shift perspectives–and to get food to those who need it the most.

With a pass to Future Forum,you also get extra access to The HUB presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance on City Hall Plaza, as well as HUBweek’s nightly party going down in the domes. Bay State Banners readers can get 20% off using code BSB (expiring Wednesday, 10/11 at 11:59PM). Student and startup/nonprofit rates are also available. Grab yours here now