Becca Xiong | Harvard Innovation Labs
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Becca Xiong

Managing Director, Programs and Engagement

Becca Xiong

Rebecca Xiong is managing director of programs and engagement. She spearheads a strategic portfolio of programming and resources for the Harvard Innovation Labs’ community of student and alumni innovators across industry sectors, including health and life sciences, social impact, consumer products and services, business-to-business, and technology.

Becca brings two decades of experience in the MIT startup ecosystem. She previously served as the program director of MIT Startup Exchange, which promotes collaboration and partnerships between 2,000 MIT-connected startups and industry. Prior to that, Becca co-founded two startups: social analytics and marketing startup SocMetrics, and, an events social network that grew to one million members and was acquired by AOL. Becca has also held positions at DataPower (acquired by IBM) and Akamai Technologies.

Becca has a PhD in computer science from MIT, and did her thesis research at the MIT Media Lab. Becca has been an active member of her community, including serving as president of the MIT Club of Boston (the largest alumni club, serving 17,000 area alumni).