Hi, I'm Harrison. I'm a serial entrepreneur who has developed and launched 10+ emerging technology products across industries. I'm an award-winning innovation leader who has helped develop global innovation ecosystems since 2013. In my spare time, I like to cook and ride my bike.
I have a professional background in deep tech, aerospace, biotech, retail, manufacturing, and supply chain. My academic background is in mechanical engineering and physics, which I studied at MIT. I'm humbled to have worked with great partners over my career:
- Received a patent for my bachelor's thesis research on anti-ice coatings for deep sea oil wells in partnership with Chevron
- Designed, built, tested, and launched the REXIS X-ray spectrometer aboard the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return spacecraft with MIT, Harvard, and NASA.
- Raised $1.2M in funding from NSF and CASIS (NGO operator of the International Space Station, won the 2014 MassChallenge Boston startup accelerator competition, and was named one of Scientific American's Top 10 World Changing Ideas as third employee and first engineer at SQZ Biotechnologies, a clinical-stage public company focused on personalized cancer therapeutics.
- Brought multiple industrial connected sensor products from idea to market with a Fortune 500 electronics manufacturer.
- Served as entrepreneur-in-residence at The Engine, an MIT-backed VC fund focused on tough tech solutions to humanity's most important problems.
- Founded and led a startup, Taktile, that used connected sensors and computer vision to measure and optimize legacy industrial operations.
- On Deck Fellow (ODF5 cohort)
- Advisor to startups and investors across industries (unfortunately, these are confidential)
I'm always exploring new opportunities to improve the world through technology. If you'd like to explore together, write anytime to bralower at alum dot mit dot edu or connect with me on LinkedIn.
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