Executive Director, MIT Enterprise Forum
As Executive Director of MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF), Antoinette Matthews identifies, recruits and manages licensing partnerships for the MITEF globally. Her focus is to provide strategic direction on content conceptualization, programming conferences, designing technology entrepreneurship workshops and events, fundraising, and working with licensing partners to build robust and sustainable MIT Enterprise Forum chapters in their countries so they may foster and grow their local entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystems.
Antoinette also serves as Director of International Business Development for MIT Technology Review. MIT Enterprise Forum is the entrepreneurial community organization of MIT Technology Review, the global, independent media company owned by MIT.
In 2009, the MIT Entrepreneurship Center awarded her the Adolf F. Monosson Prize for Entrepreneurship Mentoring that honors those who counsel and guide the business pioneers who blaze new pathways in entrepreneurship. Antoinette received her degree in Marketing and Financial Management from the University of Pretoria.