Bay Area Cohort

Program Participants

Rebecca Abergel

Kelate

“Pursuing entrepreneurship allows me ensure that my research successfully transitions from the science lab to popular use.”

 

Rebecca Abergel
PhD, Chemistry, & founder of Kelate

Maria Artunduaga

Respira Labs

“I have an innate passion for making scientific discoveries and translating them into impactful products for population health, making the world a better place, and influencing others to follow suit.”

 

Maria Artunduaga
MD, MPH, & founder of Respira Labs

Diana Chen

“As an entrepreneur, my research and instruments I have developed can be implemented to improve people’s lives.”

 

Diana Chen
PhD, Electrical Engineering

Tanya Crenshaw

“Entrepreneurship gives me space to carve out a position where I am using my expertise in intellectually engaging and meaningful work.”

 

Tanya Crenshaw
PhD, Computer Science

Nzola De Magalhaes

NZOLA, Inc.

“Through entrepreneurship, I can see my invention go to the clinic and make a positive impact in the lives of patients affected by cancer.”

Nzola De Magalhaes
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, & founder of NZOLA, Inc.

Alison Lewis

Switch Embassy

“Entrepreneurship empowers me to build a future where we ALL have a say in what is built and created around us.”

Alison Lewis
MS, Design, Technology, & Advanced Manufacturing, & founder of Switch Embassy

Sunanda Marella

Snaayu Life Sciences Pvt Ltd

“Entrepreneurship is surrounded with excitement. It allows me to use my years of training in biology to work on the exciting new ideas of the future and bring those ideas to fruition.”

Sunanda Marella
PhD, Genetics, & co-founder of Snaayu Life Sciences Pvt Ltd

Janelle Muranaka

Maxygen

“As a STEM entrepreneur, I can combine my passion for biotechnology with my drive to do things differently to create something completely new and innovative.”

Janelle Muranaka
BS, Cellular & Molecular Biology, & co-founder of Maxygen (Press Release)

Ermelinda Porpiglia

Health-Connect

“As a biomedical entrepreneur, I can create innovative strategies to improve access to healthcare skills and knowledge in the developing world, positively impacting global health.”

Ermelinda Porpiglia
PhD, Biomedical Sciences & Hematology, & founder of Health-Connect

Chinmayee Subban

Brack2Fresh

“As a scientist working on technology solutions for the developing world, being an entrepreneur is essential to reach my end goal of social impact.”

Chinmayee Subban
PhD, Chemistry & Materials Science, & co-founder of Brack2Fresh

Ilmi Yoon

“Through entrepreneurship, I can bring together communities abundant with different STEM and non-STEM talents to create innovative technologies.”

 

Ilmi Yoon
PhD, Computer Science

Interested in joining the next cohort?

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