Female Founder Feature – Melissa Acton-Buzard, Chameleon Technologies

Melissa Acton-Buzard is the Founder & CEO of Chameleon Technologies.   Tell us about your company. What inspired you to start it? I worked in the staffing industry ever since I graduated from the University of Washington in 1995. Hired as the vendor coordinator for a large contract the company landed with Microsoft, I quickly […] [...]




Female Founder Feature – Kristina Tsipouras Miller, Moroccan Magic Clean Beauty

Kristina Tsipouras Miller is the Founder & CEO of Moroccan Magic Clean Beauty. Tell us about your company. What inspired you to start it? Moroccan Magic is a USDA Organic Argan + Essential Oil lip balm and clean beauty skincare brand. I was inspired to create a better everyday balm for the drugstore and grocery […] [...]




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 […] [...]




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 […] [...]




Founder Feature – Zameer Kassam, CEO, Founder, & Chief Designer — Zameer Kassam Fine Jewelry

Zameer Kassam is the Founder, CEO and Chief Designer of Zameer Kassam Fine Jewelry, a business built on telling love stories through design. Tell us about your company. What inspired you to start it? I felt that people deserve something more meaningful and personal than generic, off-the-shelf rings. Luxury brands like Tiffany and Cartier sell […] [...]




Female Founder Feature – Naomi Gonzalez, Co-Founder & COO TomboyX

Naomi Gonzalez is the COO & Co-Founder of TomboyX, a company that has inclusion and acceptance in its DNA – whose garments are for everybody, and for every *body*. Tell us about your company. What inspired you to start it? We started the company out of frustration with the options available to women, particularly around […] [...]




Female Founder Feature – Brianna Rader, CEO/Co-Founder, Juicebox

Brianna Rader is the CEO & Co-Founder of Juicebox, a sexual wellness company with the vision of empowering the world to share their intimate desires. Tell us about your company. What inspired you to start it? Juicebox is a sexual wellness company with the vision of empowering the world to share their intimate desires. We do […] [...]