Founder, Gooddler Foundation
Galina Fedorova is an entrepreneur, social innovator, and philanthropist. She is a Co-Founder of GOODdler(SaaS solution for global charitable organizations to collect and manage in-kind donations), President of Gooddler Foundation and Co-Founder of Social Impact Youth Summit.
Galina is a member of the strategic group of United Nations initiative the "Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Actions".
Galina has successfully led a number of philanthropic initiatives, mobilizing people and resources to deliver creative solutions to community problems with a goal of building a movement for social change. These include tackling poverty issues in families with children to prevent parents from losing custody of their children, creating an awareness around mental disabilities, and mobilizing people to volunteer in local orphanages. (Raised more $10M for families in need). Galina is an active participant in global social entrepreneurship and impact investment movement.
Elizabeth Gore is the Entrepreneur-in- Residence at Dell Technologies, where she drives initiatives that support Dell’s goals around helping small and medium businesses scale and prosper, fueling the expansion of global entrepreneurship.
She also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Alice, a digital ecosystem connecting entrepreneurs with the resources they need to scale and succeed.
Elizabeth personally advises the growth of purpose driven companies, such as ride share commuting company Scoop, online and mobile fundraising platform Classy, and innovative water company SOMA. In addition, Elizabeth is part owner in Gore Family Vineyards and an investor with Portfolia. She is the Emeritus Chair of the United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council and has previously served as the first-ever Entrepreneur in Residence for the UN Foundation and Vice President of Global Partnerships, where she founded strategic grassroots efforts such as Nothing But Nets, Girl Up, and Shot@Life.Elizabeth is a former United States Peace Corps volunteer and served in Bolivia, South America. She was named by People as one of the “Top 100 Extraordinary Women,” is one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business,” and Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Women to Watch.” She has been featured by multiple media outlets, including: ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, FOX Business, Fast Company, Fortune, Glamour, Entrepreneur, People, and Time. She is a World Champion Equestrian, a sprint triathlete, runner, and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise awareness for the global clean water crisis on behalf of the United Nations. Elizabeth resides in Sonoma County with her husband, James Gore, a California elected official, and has two hilarious children.
Appolo Fusion, Google Project Loon
Mike Cassidy is the CEO of his fifth startup Apollo Fusion, Inc. He’s still a Google employee where he was a Vice President and the Project Leader for several years of GoogleX Project Loon (balloon-powered Internet for everyone). Prior to joining Google, Mike was the Co-Founder and CEO of four start-ups: Ruba, Xfire, Direct Hit, and Stylus Innovation. Ruba helped travelers share their favorite places and was acquired by Google. Xfire helps gamers play online with their friends and was acquired by MTV for $110 million. Direct Hit was a revolutionary search engine whose customers included MSN, Lycos, AOL, etc. and was acquired by Ask Jeeves for $500 million. Stylus Innovation’s flagship product was computer telephony software Visual Voice. Artisoft acquired Stylus for $13M. Mike has a BS/MS in Aerospace Engineering from MIT. He graduated from Harvard Business School. He studied jazz piano at Berklee College of Music. He has been an advisor to From the Top, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Endeavor.org, and numerous startup companies. He was selected for the DEMO Lifetime Achievement Award, nominated for a Webby award, and named a Forbes E-gang Trendsetter. His startup products have won PC Magazine’s Top 100 Websites, Computer Telephony Product of the Year, CNET Editor’s Choice, PC Magazine’s Editor’s Choice, and many other awards.
Rikard is a Virtual Reality evangelist and an Angel Investor, looking for great start-up teams that want to change the world.
Before joining HTC as SVP of Virtual Reality, Rikard successfully built up several international businesses in Video on Demand, YouTube MCNs and eSports, as the CEO for MTGx and Chief Digital Officer at Modern Times Group. At Google, he was Global Marketing Director of Mobile and Social Advertising and prior to this ran marketing for all Google’s products in Europe. He co-founded Scandinavia Online (AOL of Nordics) and build Xlent Strategy Consulting. Rikard is the Founder of Women in Tech and Women in VR in Europe. He is a future Astronaut with Virgin Galactic. Rikard has MSc from SDA Bocconi (Italy) and BSc from Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden).
Viveport, the app store for Virtual Reality (VR), is a global destination for VR content and experiences. Its mission is to unleash human imagination from the limitations of reality and democratize access to the world’s most diverse selection of immersive experiences.
HTC Vive is a first-of-its-kind virtual reality platform designed by HTC and Valve.
Adam de la Zerda, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Departments of Structural Biology, and Electrical Engineering. School of Medicine, Stanford University
Dr. de la Zerda's current research is in the molecular imaging technologies for studying cancer biology in vivo. Dr. de la Zerda’s research interests span the broad field of Molecular Imaging. His lab focuses on developing new optical imaging instrumentation and chemistry tools to study the complex spatiotemporal behavior of biomolecules in living subjects. The lab uses animal models for cancer and ophthalmic diseases such as age-related macular degeneration. His research efforts span both basic science and clinically translatable work.
Dr. Adam de la Zerda is the Co-Founder at OcuBell Inc. He was also an Entrepreneur in Residence at Artiman Managment LLC. Since 2011, Dr. de la Zerda has been a Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Chemistry at UC Berkeley under Prof. Carolyn Bertozzi. He also serves as the Director of CLICK DIAGNOSTICS, INC. He is interested in designing new molecular imaging technologies and exploring their application for cancer and ophthalmic imaging. Among the awards Adam received are: the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (2011), Jane Coffin Childs Fellowship (2011; offered but not taken), Era of Hope Distinguished Predoctoral Poster Award (2011), Best Poster Presentation at SPIE Photonics West (2009), the Young Investigator Award at the World Molecular Imaging Congress (2008), the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program Award for Predoctoral researchers (2008), the Bio-X Graduate Student Fellowship (2008), and first place at the Bay Area Entrepreneurship Contest (2007). Dr. de la Zerda published over 13 papers in leading journals including Nature Medicine, Nature Nanotechnology, Nano Letters, and PNAS, some of which received significant press coverage from Forbes Magazine, US News and The Washington Post. He holds a number of patents. Dr. de la Zerda completed his Ph.D. studies in 2011 at the department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University under the mentorship of Prof. Sam Gambhir. Previously, he studied Computer Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology where he graduated with a B.Sc. Summa Cum Laude.
The United Nations, UNFPA
Irem is a Technical Analyst at and a former Youth Innovator Fellow at UNFPA Headquarters, supporting the Adolescents and Youth portfolio of the Technical Division. During her time in UNFPA she mainly focused on youth participation issues, developing a youth leadership manual and working on various innovation projects related to the area. Before joining UNFPA, İrem worked as a lawyer in Turkey focusing mainly on dispute resolution. She is also currently pursuing a Human Rights Law LL.M. at Istanbul Bilgi University Law School. During her studies, she particularly focused on human rights law and international law, particularly through spending one year studying abroad at the University of Strasbourg. She has been involved in a number of United Nations projects and events, mainly focusing on youth participation. She was a moderator and participant at the UNIANYD Open Meeting in 2012. In addition to being a Contributing Editor for the UNFPA State of the World Population Report 2014, she has also participated in the Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security in Amman, Jordan. She was also recently a part of the Youth Council at the Global Adolescent Health Conference in Ottawa, Canada.
Beginning from her high school years, she has been interested in women's issues and HIV/AIDS and has taken part in a number of local and international projects. She is an alumna of the G(irls) 20 Summit and Women Deliver Young Leaders programmes, and was a panel speaker and a consultant on the MENA region at the Women Deliver global conference in Kuala Lumpur. İrem has been an active member of the European Youth Parliament and Model United Nations networks for several years, and was the President of the 81st International Session of the European Youth Parliament. The session, which took place in Dublin and Belfast focused on the theme "Crossing Borders, Transcending Conflict".