Laura is a start up entrepreneur specializing in launching new venture operations. Laura has spent 15 years working with early stage start ups. She embraces the interesting and complex challenges of making a vision into a reality. She founded Corrales International School, an international baccalaureate dual language charter school in New Mexico. Most recently she co-founded Employer Direct Healthcare, a company focused on transparency in pricing in the healthcare industry.
Julia Kaganskiy, Director of NEW INC, is a recognized cultural producer across the art and technology fields. She previously served as Global Editor of the Creators Project, a partnership between VICE Media Group and Intel, and founded #ArtsTech Meetup, a group that brings together professionals from New York City’s museums, galleries, art-related start-ups, and digital artists.
Chris is a "find what works" entrepreneur with 6+ years of commercial and nonprofit experience. Previous and ongoing ventures include natural foods, micro-enterprises, Maker- and Hackerspaces, art, fashion, education and video games in African countries. His motivating belief is that humans are at their best when they're most free to create and trade things: ideas, art, goods, services, and especially breakfast tacos.