Netia McCray

Netia McCray is a recent graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and serves as the Founder and Executive Director of Mbadika, a social venture dedicated to fostering youth-driven innovation and entrepreneurship. As a speaker, Ms. McCray has spoken on youth-driven innovation and entrepreneurship on behalf of the U.S. State Department, the Lean Startup Conference, Millennium Campus Conference, and at various hubs around the world.

Jeremy Fryer-Biggs
Serial Entrepreneur

Jeremy Fryer-Biggs has a passion for starting companies and nurturing new ideas. He has worked for the television show Mythbusters, run his own product development firm servicing clients like Sharper Image, and started a venture backed orthopedics company called Cymedica. He also founded one of the first accelerator programs in East Africa, Strivers Foundation, with proceeds from winning the 2009 Tufts 100k entrepreneurship competition. In his spare time he is an avid hobby furniture maker with his work shown at New York’s prestigious ICFF. He currently is invested in NextGen Knives, makers of the world’s first chef’s knife built from scans of your hand, and Evaptainers whose mission is to develop low cost, electricity free refrigerators for the developing world. 

Jennifer Pierre

Jennifer Pierre is currently a graduate student and entrepreneur at Babson College. She serves as the founder of Melanites, a social startup disrupting the toy industry with the first line of 18 inch boy dolls of color. After years of mentoring, she decided to use her passion for entrepreneurship to do something about the lack of diversity on the shelves. Her mission is to celebrate Brown Boyhood and encourage minority boys to dream big. She developed her prototype using 3D printing technology and is currently raising capital through Kickstarter to manufacture her first order. 
Editor’s Note:  Here’s the link to Jennifer’s Kickstarter: