COMMUNITY

ADVISORS

JAQUES CHIRAZI

BIOMIMICRY EXPERT, WRITER, ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR, TEDx & KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Jacques Chirazi designed & launched the Biomimicry Launchpad, an accelerator program that helps entrepreneurs bring nature-inspired solutions to market. He brings a novel biomimicry approach to foster the next generation of sustainable entrepreneurs.

ANTOINE BROUSTRA

SENIOR ADVISOR FOR BUSINESS RISK STRATEGY & INVESTMENT

Antoine Broustra helps individuals & organizations in story building, strategic planning, & vision crafting to develop opportunities in existing or new markets. 20+ years of experience in cross border finance, nurturing global relationships & strategy formulation.

AIMY STEADMAN

SENIOR ADVISOR FOR MARKETING, BRANDING & SUSTAINABILITY

Aimy Steadman is a Co-Founder and COO at Future/Proof, creators of BeatBox Beverages - the World's Tastiest Portable Party Punch™.

ARIE BRISH

SENIOR ADVISOR OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP,

INNOVATION, & GROWTH STRATEGIES

Arie Brish is a cross-functional expert in growth strategies, commercializing innovation, change leadership, & turn-around. He is also a best selling author of "Lay an Egg and Make Chicken Soup."

MARY LYNN ZIEMER

SENIOR ADVISOR FOR TRANSFORMING CORPORATE CULTURE FOR RESULTS

An expert in "Emotional Intelligence," Mary Lynn teaches how to integrate feelings & thoughts to create sustained performance & well-being. The tools she teaches have been proven by Harvard Research to be more important than IQ & technical skills combined. 

DUNCAN MCDONALD

SENIOR ADVISOR FOR TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION, & PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Duncan McDonald has extensive experience in electrical engineering including consumer electronics, smart home, autonomous vehicle, robotics, and industrial electronics. Duncan is currently  a  staff hardware and software engineer at Samsung Semiconductor working on GNSS chipsets for cell phones Duncan previously worked at Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center focused on peripheral and sensor electronics for machine learning and artificial intelligence based products.

DENISE REDDING

SENIOR ADVISOR FOR TAXES, STRATEGY, & PLANNING

Denise Redding, President of Infinium Insights, has over 30 years' experience in accounting, auditing, & tax. Since founding Infinium Insights, Denise has concentrated on small to mid-sized companies to address their accounting needs.

VLAD GUSEV

SENIOR ADVISOR IP AND

PATENT STRATEGY

Vlad is an experienced patent attorney, focusing on various green tech areas (e.g., batteries, photovoltaics, and air purification). Vlad has helped multiple startups to develop and grow their initial patent portfolios, while significantly boosting their valuations.  Vlad also managed IP portfolios for large corporations, including Fortune 50 companies.  Prior to the legal practice, Vlad worked as a battery engineer at a first US lithium-ion company.  Vlad has a Chemical Engineer degree as well and MBA and a JD.

MAXWELL UTTER

SENIOR ADVISOR FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & ADVANCED MATERIAL

Maxwell Utter is an environmental compliance and climatology expert currently serving in the United States Coast Guard. He is passionate about reducing our environmental footprint and using the best available technology to advance the human condition. In his work, he goes by the motto that anything that can be invented, will be invented!