Innovating the Future of Spaces

Hosta Labs started out of MIT, and we are excited to be developing useful solutions to improve people’s lives through utilizing technology already in the majority of people’s hands: the smartphone camera. Hosta Labs enables anyone to easily convert photos of living and work spaces into intelligent 3D models for managing spaces.

Rachelle Villalon

Rachelle Villalon

CO-FOUNDER

Rachelle graduated from MIT with a Master's and PhD in Computational Architecture, focusing on A.I., computer vision, and developing software engineering systems for the built environment. She's been involved in the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem at MIT. She received her B.Arch from Woodbury University. Rachelle has start-up and corporate experience in architecture/design and software engineering in the cyber security, robotics, and creative 3D modeling industries. She is originally from California and enjoys outdoor sports.

Jose Pacheco

Jose Pacheco

CO-FOUNDER

Jose is fascinated by the production methods, design and impact of the built-environment in society, most recently being the co-director of the MIT Master of Engineering (MEng) degree in Advanced Manufacturing and Design in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He graduated from MIT with a BSc in economics with a minor in biology and an MBA as part of the MIT Sloan Fellows Program in Global Leadership and Innovation.

Daniel Rios

Daniel Rios

CO-FOUNDER

Daniel helps us figure out what we are going to make, and how we are going to make it. Completing his B.Arch at Woodbury University and JD at Northeastern University, he has experience in architecture/design and 3D modeling industries; corporate/intellectual property law; and business/entrepreneurialism. Daniel is originally from California and loves to learn, design, and make things.

Dan Li

Dan Li

DESIGN LEAD, UI/UX

Dan has an art, architecture and computation background. She worked at the MIT Architecture Computation Group and received a Master's degree in Architecture at MIT. Dan likes to explore creative space representation. She is from China and did her undergrad at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA).

CARLOS RIOS

CARLOS RIOS

MARKETING AND SALES GENERATION LEAD

Carlos brings with him extensive marketing experience. He is an expert in designing, managing and implementing marketing programs. An enthusiastic leader and problem solver with a strong acumen for aiding corporations and driving results, Carlos has a B.A. in Communications from Cal State Fullerton. He enjoys spending time with family and friends. Hailing from California, he is active outdoors and enjoys photography, cycling, running and sports.

Alex Charidis

Alex Charidis

RESEARCH SCIENTIST, MACHINE INTELLIGENCE/LEARNING ADVISOR

PhD candidate in Computational Architecture at MIT.

Takehiko Nagakura

Takehiko Nagakura

DESIGN/TECHNICAL ADVISOR

Architect and MIT Professor in Computation.

David Rose

David Rose

BUSINESS STRATEGY ADVISOR

Lecturer and Researcher at the MIT Media Lab, serial entrepreneur.

Abel Sanchez

Abel Sanchez

TECHNICAL ADVISOR

MIT Lecturer and Researcher, expert in enterprise computing, Internet of Things, big data, cyber security, and digital innovation.

Gilad Rosenzweig

Gilad Rosenzweig

DESIGN ADVISOR

Architect, Executive Director and Co-Founder of MIT Design X.

Alexandra Mozdzanowska

Alexandra Mozdzanowska

OPERATIONS ADVISOR

Former VP of Operations at Hopper.

Dennis Shelden

Dennis Shelden

TECHNICAL/BUSINESS STRATEGY ADVISOR

Serial entrepreneur in the built environment, professor at Georgia Tech, and former MIT professor.

Andrea Chegut

Andrea Chegut

INNOVATION ADVISOR

MIT research scientist, co-founder & Head of Research at MIT DesignX, Director of MIT Real Estate Innovation Lab.

Leon Cheng

Leon Cheng

MIT SOFTWARE ENGINEERING EXTERN 2018

Oliver Heins

Oliver Heins

MIT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXTERN 2018

Daniel Hong

Daniel Hong

MIT SOFTWARE ENGINEERING EXTERN 2018

Meredith Julian

Meredith Julian

MIT SOFTWARE ENGINEERING EXTERN 2018

Steven Liu

Steven Liu

MIT SOFTWARE ENGINEERING EXTERN 2018

Tyler Millis

Tyler Millis

MIT SOFTWARE ENGINEERING EXTERN 2018

Rodrigo Tocalini

Rodrigo Tocalini

MIT SOFTWARE ENGINEERING EXTERN 2018

Sara Wise

Sara Wise

MIT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXTERN 2018

Bill Wu

Bill Wu

MIT SOFTWARE ENGINEERING EXTERN 2018

Emily Zhang

Emily Zhang

MIT SOFTWARE ENGINEERING EXTERN 2018