Enrique Shadah


An expert in all facets of the process of venture creation, Enrique has founded and led startups, advised sellers and buyers in M&A transactions, and spearheaded industrial collaborations and spin-offs in academia.

Enrique currently serves as the founding Director of the Expert Collective Cooperative, an organization focused on advising business and technology leaders to translate knowledge into digital and physical products and services that have positive socio-economic and environmental impact. He also holds an appointment at the MIT LinQ program for biomedical innovation, housed within MIT’s Institute for Medical Engineering and Sciences, in which he focuses on managing venture and industrial relations.

At MIT, Enrique developed expertise in leading a community of academics, practitioners and professionals to create win-win collaborations.  For example, Enrique was the conceptual creator of MIT’s Startup Exchange, an online platform that enables interactions between MIT’s Industrial Liaison Program’s corporate members and MIT-connected startups and remains an active mentor in the MIT startup community.  For most of his tenure at the Institute, Enrique has held industry-facing positions including Head of the Workplace Learning Collaborative at MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) and Senior Industrial Liaison Officer at the Office of Corporate Relations.

As the COO or E25Bio, Enrique oversees all aspects of finances, sales, operations, business development and strategy 

Enrique earned a Masters in Business Administration from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Magna Cum Laude) and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas, Venezuela. Enrique is fluent in English and Spanish and has basic knowledge of Portuguese.

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