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 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.