Molly W Rubenstein

Innovation Ecosystems Manager


Molly W. Rubenstein is leading the development of new innovation ecosystems strategy and programming at MIT D-Lab.

Since 2015 she has been creating a co-learning and mentorship network among innovation centers affiliated with the USAID-funded International Development Innovation Network (IDIN) program, based out of MIT D-Lab and Olin College. Located in developing economy countries in Latin America, Africa, and South Asia, these innovation centers work to promote the development of innovative, inclusive solutions improving the lives of people living in poverty.

Before joining the D-Lab team, Molly spent four years co-managing the rapid growth and development of the Artisan’s Asylum, one of the largest and longest-standing grassroots community makerspaces in the US, located in Somerville, Massachusetts. She has been training and mentoring collaborative community innovation, fabrication, and entrepreneurship programs since 2013.