Cristina Dolan

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Cristina Dolan[edit]

Cristina Dolan
File:Cristina Dolan Speaks at MIT CIS.jpg Cristina Dolan Speaks at MIT CIS.jpg
Cristina Dolan at MIT Center for International Studies Starr Forum
🏫 EducationMIT Media Lab
💼 Occupation
Co-Founder, President US, iXledger
Founder Dream it. Code it. Win it.
Blockchain, Internet and STEM
Board member ofMIT Enterprise Forum
Vice Chair (Former Chair)
🏅 AwardsTraders Magazine Charitable Works,
MIT Lobdell,
Stevie Gold Award,
3 Stevie Silver Awards,
2018 Sacred Heart Greenwich Global Leader Alumna Award

Cristina Dolan is an American business woman, engineer, internet pioneer, blockchain entrepreneur and MIT Media Lab alumna. Currently, Dolan serves as Co-Founder and President US of iXledger[1], and is the MIT Enterprise Forum Vice Chair and former Chair. She was a Co-Founder of[2], which grew to be the 10th largest ISP[3] after a successful IPO (Acquired by Earthlink[4]). In the early internet days, she was head of technology on the founding teams for Hearst HomeArts and ABC/Disney web properties. In addition to executive roles at IBM and Oracle, Cristina was CEO of venture backed Wordstream[5]. Over the past decade she has worked in FinTech and was a member of the FIX Trading Community for Digital Currency and Blockchain working group. Dream it. Code it. Win it., which she founded in October 2013 to encourage students to pursue computer science and engineering, has won numerous awards[6][7][8][9] and is the subject of a TED talk, Just Solve It.


1 Education
2 Career
3 Leadership and Volunteering
4 Dream it. Code it. Win it.
5 Volunteer Work
6 Sports
7 References


Cristina has a Master of Media Arts and Science from the MIT Media Lab[10]. She also has a Master of Computer Science Engineering and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering with concentrations in Computer Science, Communications Technologies and Business. As a Convent of the Sacred Heart alumna, she has served on the Alumnae Boards in Greenwich and New York City. In 2018, she was selected as the recipient of the Sacred Heart Greenwich Global Leader Alumna Award.


Cristina Dolan, is a Co-founder and President US of iXledger, a provider of next generation insurance solutions enabled by blockchain[11]. Formerly, she led content partnerships and the development of content, community, marketing, and communications products at TradingScreen, a software company serving institutional financial traders. She was invited to serve as member of the FIX Trading Community for Digital Currency and Blockchain working group.

As the Geographic Communities Division President and Strategic Alliances Officer of OneMain[12], Cristina Dolan conceived and built the OneMain cornerstone, the Geographic Communities, into a profitable business in only five months.[13] As a Co-Founder of OneMain, she led the company to a successful IPO, which was the largest internet initial public offering at its time, surpassing Amazon and eBay's IPOs.[14] Later in her career, the board of venture-backed Wordstream brought Dolan in as President and CEO to commercialize the company, where she also raised financing and closed initial sales.[15]

At IBM and Oracle, she held executive roles leading sales, business development and product marketing, winning numerous leadership and sales awards. She was a senior executive in lead technology roles on the founding teams that launched the first Hearst Magazine[16] site (HomeArts)[17] and several ABC/Disney Internet properties.[18][19]

Dream it. Code it. Win it.[edit]

In October 2013, Dolan launched Dream it. Code it. Win it., rewarding high school and college students with more than $250,000 in cash and prizes for solving interesting problems using code.

Dream it. Code it. Win it. held its inaugural event at the Great Hall at Cooper Union in New York City on the evening of April 30, 2014. The awards ceremony was preceded by a panel discussion, which included Joi Ito the Director of the MIT Media Lab, Mike Perlis the CEO of Forbes, Jeanne Sullivan the co-founder of StarVest Partners, Philippe Buhannic Founder of TradingScreen, Erik Nordlander an Engineering Partner at Google Ventures and Teresa A. Dahlberg the Dean at Cooper Union, and Alex Diaz the Head of Product Development at Yahoo.

Venture Capitalist Fred Wilson wrote a piece about the competition on his blog, which was also featured on Business Insider[20]. The Better (TV series) Show interviewed context organizer, Cristina Dolan and Ernie Anastos[21] from Fox 5 News also covered the event as well. Winners were interviewed by their local school newspapers as well.

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Cristina Dolan speaks with Better TV about Dream it. Code it. Win it.
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Dream it. Code it. Win it. Speakers and MIT Alumni: Ayah Bdeir, LittleBits; Kevin Mayer, Disney; Cristina Dolan, Dream it. Code it. Win it.; John Underkoffler, Oblong; Idit Harel, Globaloria

In 2014, Dolan was honored by Traders Magazine with a Charitable Works Award for her work with Dream it. Code it. Win it[22]

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Cristina Dolan awards Charitable Works Award by Traders Magazine

In 2015, Dream it. Code it. Win it. was honored with four Stevie Awards[23][24]. a Stevie Award for Best Organization[25] and Silver Stevie Awards included Female Executive of the Year and Female Innovator of the Year.

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Cristina Dolan and Dream it. Code it. Win it. honored with four Stevie Awards in 2015

Leadership and Volunteer Work[edit]

Currently, Cristina serves on the Vice Chair[26] of the MIT Enterprise Forum of New York City and was the former chair[27]. In addition, she served as President of the MIT Club of New York.

MIT honored Cristina with an MIT Harold E. Lobdell Distinguished Service Award[28] for Dream it. Code it. Win it. and for her extensive volunteer work over a decade and a half.


Cristina is a former member of the United States Bobsled and Skeleton team, placing first in the 1992 US Nationals and Empire State Games. She placed 2nd for women in the 1990 World Championships in Konigssee, Germany.

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Cristina Dolan - World Championship Skeleton in Konigssee, Germany

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Cristina Dolan Skeleton Athlete, Blick Magazine


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  1. Swift, Jonathan (23 January 2018). "Ten insurtech start-ups to watch in 2018". Insurance Post.
  2. "OneMain Raises $187 Million in IPO; Shares Rise 80% During First Session". Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones Newswires. 25 March 1999.
  3. Krause, Jason (14 July 1999). "Wiring rural America". CNN.
  4. Petersen, Andrea (9 June 2000). "EarthLink to Acquire; Deal Will Help Compete With AOL". Wall Street Journal.
  5. "WordStream names Cristina Dolan as president and CEO". Boston Business Journal. 20 November 2000.
  6. Albinus, Phil (14 November 2014). "WSW 2014: How Cristina Dolan Brings Philanthropy and Programming Together at TradingScreen". Trader Magazine.
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  9. "Dream it. Code it. Win it wins 3 Awards". Stevie Awards. 13 November 1995.
  10. "MIT Media Lab Alumni". MIT Media Lab. MIT.
  11. Sheehan, Matt (20 April 2018). "iXledger partners with online info hub on self-insurance marketplace". Reinsurance News.
  12. "Appointments". Washington Post. 3 May 1999.
  13. Gelsi, Steve (8 June 2000). "EarthLink buys OneMain at premium". Marketwatch.
  14. Wingfield, Nick (31 December 1998). "Happen to Miss eBay, theglobe, uBid? You'll Get Many More Shots in 1999". Wall Street Journal.
  15. "WordStream names Cristina Dolan as president and CEO". Boston Business Journal. 20 November 2000.
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  20. Wilson, Fred (4 February 2014). "Dream it. Code it. Win it". Business Insider.
  21. "MIT in NYC!". Twitter. Ernie Anastos.
  22. "WSW 2014: How Cristina Dolan Brings Philanthropy and Programming Together at TradingScreen". Traders Magazine. 14 November 2014.
  23. "Dream It. Code It. Win It. And Founder Cristina Dolan Winstevie® Awards For Women in Business". KJ Technology Solutions. 20 October 2015.
  24. "2015 Stevie® Awards for Women in Business Winners". Stevie Awards. 13 November 2015.
  25. "Dream it. Code it. Win it. wins a Gold Steve Award for Best Organization". 13 November 2015.
  26. "Board of Directors". MIT Enterprise Forum. MIT Enterprise Forum of NY.
  27. "MIT Enterprise Forum NYC Expert Panel, Uber-ization: Overvalued Business Model or Underexploited Platform?". Technology Review. MIT Technology Review.
  28. "2016 Award Winners". MIT Alumni. MIT.