Lecturer at MIT in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Managing Director of STE@M Sports Technology Group

Christina Chase is a Lecturer in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and is the Managing Director of the STE@M Sports Technology Group. In EECS, she teaches 6.933 Entrepreneurship in Engineering and is part of the StartMIT organizing team. As part of the sports technology group, she works with the MIT community and sports industry leaders, such as Adidas, the US Olympic Committee/TeamUSA, and the PGA, to create cutting-edge solutions at the intersection of engineering and sports, in addition to teaching 2.98 Sports Technology: Engineering & Innovation.

Prior to this, she was a Lecturer and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship where she helped hundreds of teams go from concept to company. In 2013, she was named one of the 25 Most Influential Women in the Boston Tech Community and in 2014, Mashable named her one of the 15 People Shaping Boston’s Tech Scene.

Christina is an entrepreneur with a track record of success in a several industries, starting her first company when she was 18 years old. Most recently she was the CEO and co-founder of Firehoze, an education technology company that focused on online education that involved over a hundred instructors from the most prestigious universities. Prior to that, she worked with the founding team of the healthcare IT startup, Casenet, to build and run the marketing and business development division, where she positioned the company as the industry leader.

At the photonics company, Labsphere, Christina ran the Materials and Coating division where, in under a year, she tripled her division’s revenue and led the group to file three key patents. She has also worked at Dartmouth College’s Entrepreneurial Network to help launch startups that commercialized Dartmouth College’s intellectual property portfolio. At HP, Christina managed marketing for the newly formed OEM data storage division and changed the OEM marketing model to become an embedded member of strategic accounts. The division grew by $750 million in a year.

Christina is a Techstars mentor and serves on the Board of the MIT Enterprise Forum, SXSW Accelerator Advisory Board and SXSW V2V Advisory Board. In 2013, she was named one of the 25 Most Influential Women in the Boston Tech Community.