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Committee & Staff

Jessa Spainhower
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Believer in doing business without be a d@#$.

Founding Committee Member

Co-Founder, A STELLAR CO

CEO &  Co-Founder, Shirt Sauna

Mavis Herrera
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Sustainable Entrepreneur who is transforming the Fashion Industry into more Sustainable and Ethical. I'm a believer in doing business as a source of good for our people and planet. My core value is integrity and I'm here to create positive change with big impact in the business world.

Founder / Sustainable Designer, Mavis by Herrera

Atil Karagoz
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Laurel Glass Lees
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I am a multi-passionate entrepreneur...I earn to give.

- Building green power & lithium at Controlled Thermal Resources.
- Guiding the conscious economy with A STELLAR CO.
- Connecting knowledge and resources via the ORION Podcast.
- Serving the industry through the California Association of Environmental Professionals and Geosite.
- Relaxing wrinkles with Shirt Sauna.

Eda Firat
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Believing in the importance of thinking globally and being open to differences

Marketing Coordinator

Mentee, Tangible AI

Student Ambassador, Microsoft

Isabel Wen
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Helping systems-oriented

entrepreneurs get $#! done.

Founding Committee Member
Co-Creator, A STELLAR CO

Cindy J Lin
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Hobson Lane


Hobson has two decades of broad experience solving automation and machine learning problems for mission-driven startups like Mindcurrent,, and Aira as well as large corporate labs. Hobson and Maria are working on a 2nd edition of their best-selling book Natural Language Processing in Action. At the Tangible AI internship program Hobson mentors globally diverse engineers to democratize AI technology and help bring diversity to the field.

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Kirsten Van Fossen, PhD
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Head of Sustainability and Education at Galley

Chaz Woxland
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A passionate advocate for social and traditional entrepreneurship that will change our world.

Christian Flores-Carignan
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Human Being

Unlearning Advocate

Hope Through Chaos (blog)

Alexander Finden
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Alex is a nature storyteller turned purpose-driven entrepreneur. His career and personal life have centered around connecting people with nature and democratizing professional opportunities for storytellers worldwide.

David Ferran


Assisting young entrepreneurs in building highly profitable companies that also create value for all of their stakeholders.

  • Founder & CEO, Torrey Project

  • Founder, Venture RBF

  • Board Member, The Outreach Program

  • Strategic Advisory Board Member, UNH Sustainability Institute

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