The Department of Mechanical Engineering will host Jon Hirschtick (SB '83, SM) as its Distinguished Alumnus on Wednesday, Dec. 10, when he will give a lecture entitled "Zero to $300 Million in Three Years: Philosophies for Fast-Track Entrepreneurship" in the Bechtel Lecture Hall (Rm 1-390) from 4-5 pm.
Mr. Hirschtick is CEO of SolidWorks Corp., a mechanical design software company he founded in 1993. He began his career in 1981 as part of the MIT internship program, working at Computervision as a software engineer developing mechanical applications in the areas of finite element modeling and mass property calculation.
In 1987, Mr. Hirschtick also founded the Premise, Inc. a developer of Windows-native mechanical engineering software. The firm was acquired by Compu-tervision in 1991.
The lecture is part of an annual two-day program to bring mechanical engineering alumni/ae together with students and faculty at MIT. It is free and open to the public.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 26, 1997.