Female Founder Feature – Linda S. Barnes, X-CellSystem, Inc.

Linda S. Barnes is the Founder & CEO of X-CellSystem, Inc. Tell us about your company. What inspired you to start it? I am inspired by the promising market of innovative cell-based therapies. This emerging class of drugs uses living human cells to treat diseases, such as cancer, Sickle Cell, hemophilia, and thalassemia. There are […] [...]




Investors, Innovators, Influencers – Shane Kelly

Shane Kelly, Founding Partner of Wolverine Angels, also leads Partnerships for CrowdSmart, an AI platform and venture fund combining human expertise and artificial intelligence to increase transparency and reduce bias in venture investing. Tell us about the professional journey that took you where you are today. What major lessons did you learn along the way? […] [...]




Female Founder Feature – Kirti Mehrotra, Quickslick

Kirti Mehrotra is the Founder & CEO of Quickslick, a San Jose based company that connects customers and beauty service providers through an app-based marketplace. Tell us about your company. What inspired you to start it? Being a busy professional and a mom, it was hard for me to pre-book beauty service appointments. I always […] [...]




Female Founder Feature – Pandwe Gibson, EcoTech Visions

Pandwe Gibson is the Founder of EcoTech, a smart manufacturing lab for smart cities with an on-demand marketplace. Tell us about your company. What inspired you to start it? EcoTech Visions, established in 2015, is a smart manufacturing lab for smart cities with an on-demand marketplace.​  We have built this model through organic growth​ to […] [...]