Elaine is a seasoned startup executive and consultant with a unique background spanning product development and product management.

Elaine is deeply passionate about all aspects of bringing a product to market, from market sizing and analysis through customer research, ideation, user experience, design, development and release to product life cycle management and planned obsolescence. She has brought many hardware and software products to market, in industries spanning robotics, haptics, CAD, consumer electronics, web, mobile platforms and more. She has built, grown and nurtured several technical organizations from the ground up. She is a co-inventor on 17 issued patents, and has managed IP portfolio strategies for several startups.

Elaine has spent her entire career in startups and small companies. She really appreciates the speed, innovation and breadth of experiences that this type of environment has to offer. She loves that you never get pigeonholed; you are free to wear as many hats as you are comfortable wearing and can contribute to your maximum personal potential (and then some)! She says, “You learn something new every day, and that is priceless”.

Elaine is the Founder of ConceptSpring, which provides strategic engineering and product development services to executives and leaders of teams developing disruptive new products with hardware and software components.  She has previously served as a VP in product development and product management for four startups to date.   She also teaches entrepreneurial product development at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and serves as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship.

Elaine holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.


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