Saida Benhayoune

Program Director, D-Lab Scale-Ups


Contact: saidab@mit.edu | 617.324.6009

Captivated by D-Lab's mission of poverty alleviation through technology design and dissemination, Saida joined the staff in 2011 to launch Scale-Ups: an acceleration platform for MIT social innovators and entrepreneurs bringing technologies to market for large-scale social impact in the developing world. Saida holds a biochemical engineering degree and an MBA and has 10 years of experience in manufacturing, sourcing and sustainability for the food industry, including programs linking small-scale farmers to international markets. Fluent in French, Spanish, English and Arabic, she is a passionate advocate of organic agriculture and the busy mom of 3 year old, Ali.

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