I came to MIT to become an entrepreneur. So far, I only have a bunch an ideas and I should call myself a "voyeur entrepreneur," observing and learning from the amazing entrepreneurial ecosystem from MIT. My plan is to have fun, learn and find a team with similar interests to start a company during this year. And the MIT is a good place to find motivated people smarter than I am :-)
I have tried to start several companies in the past but I did not make any real money from them, only expenses. The one I am more proud of is BOPPHY Technologies (www.bopphy.com), which I started with an extraordinary team, with offices at the Cambridge Science Park in Cambridge. Bopphy won several Business Plan competitions in 2004 and 2005, including the 50K BPlan competition from Cambridge, but we did not succeed in raising enough funding.
Before I came to MIT, I worked for two years as an associate management consultant at McKinsey and Company, working in the high tech, telecom, banking and textile sectors. In the past I also worked at Intel (NY), NEC Laboratories America (Princeton), STMicroelectronics (San Diego) and Hewlett Packard (Belgium). Before that, I obtained a Master and a PhD in Engineering from Cambridge University, I spent two years as a Fulbright scholar at Columbia University, NY, and later I was a one-year postdoctoral fellow of the Cambridge-MIT Institute.
You can learn more about me visiting http://www.ee.columbia.edu/~ib.