Marina Hatsopoulos was Founding CEO of Z Corporation, an early market leader in 3D printing out of MIT. The Company was the winner of the "New England Technology Fast 50" for 2001, a ranking of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the region, and was listed in the Inc 500 ranking of the nation’s 500 fastest-growing private companies by Inc Magazine. She is currently Chair of the Board of Levitronix Technologies, the worldwide leader in magnetically-levitated bearing-less motor technology and Founding Advisor of Inkbit, a startup spun out of MIT.
She is Co-Founder/President of Hellenic Innovation Network (HIN), a Boston-based outgrowth of MIT Enterprise Forum Greece, which builds bridges between the diaspora and the Greek tech startup community through educational webcasts, monthly CEO group meetings, and events in Boston for pitching and networking. She is on the MIT Corporation Visiting Committee for the Department of Mechanical Engineering. She is on the Advisory Board of the Nantucket Conference, MIT Enterprise Forum Greece, Eurobank's EGG accelerator, Mindspace entrepreneurial program, and Cyprus Seeds research commercialization program. She is a regular guest speaker at MIT Bootcamps, Brown University and other academic and corporate institutions, including Tedx.
She was a member of the National Board of Research & Innovation for the Republic of Cyprus. Ms. Hatsopoulos has served as a financial expert on corporate boards, both public and private, from startup through enterprise. She was a Director and investor in Cynosure, a $400M leader in the laser aesthetics market which was sold to Hologic for $1.65 billion in 2017. She was a Director and investor in Dear Kate, which makes performance apparel, and Tea Forte, a luxury tea brand which was sold to Sara Lee. She served as Director of the GSI Group, a $300 million supplier of laser-based advanced manufacturing systems for the global semiconductor and industrial markets. She was a Director of Contex Holding, a $100 million leading manufacturer of large-format scanners and software. As Chair of the Committee on Finance and Investment of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), she oversaw the budgets and investments of this 120,000-member organization.
She has served on the Board of The Bridge Boston Charter School and on the Board of The Buckingham Browne & Nichols School. Ms. Hatsopoulos graduated with a B.A. in Pure Mathematics and a B.A. in Music from Brown University in 1987 (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, Mathematics Prize, and Faculty Fellowship). She received her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 1993 (Sigma Xi).
Ms. Hatsopoulos was honored with Mass. High Tech’s 2001 All-Star Award for Hardware. She and Z Corp. have been profiled in Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Boston Business Journal, The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine , a Boston Museum of Science podcast, MIT Technology Review, and MIT News. Her work supporting Greek startups was written about in an eKathimerini article (2016), and she discussed entrepreneurship in another eKathimerini article (2018). Her work with Greek startups was discussed on Greek EPT TV (2020) and was the reason for her being awarded the insignia of the Gold Cross of the Order of Beneficence by the President of the Hellenic Republic at a ceremony in Washington D. C. (2022), as reported in an eKathimerini article (2022). She was profiled in a documentary called "The Roads of the Greeks" (Episode 9: Boston Greeks at 32:30).