Joyce Sidopoulos is Co-Founder and Chief of Operations at MassRobotics, an innovation hub, collaborative workspace and laboratory for robotics startups whose mission is to enable and grow the next generation of robotics companies. In her role, she works on initiatives to expand the breadth and depth of the robotics ecosystem and develops high impact programs, highlighting startups technology, matching startups with funders and customers, engaging with robotics adoption, connecting talent to employers and working with academia to commercialize research. Sidopoulos is also a mentor and judge at accelerator and university entrepreneurship programs. Prior experience includes 14 years of civil service with the USN’s Naval Undersea Warfare Center as Chief Scientist for Acoustic Prediction Systems, Systems & Test Engineer, and Sonar Systems Analyst. Sidopoulos also held senior BizDev and Engineering & Technical Resource Manager roles at General Dynamics and defense contractors. She holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.