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Christine Spiten, 28
Co-Founder, Blueye Robotics; Oslo, Norway
Mission: Democratize opportunities to experience and learn about the ocean in order to
increase awareness about the health of marine environment and wildlife.
Achievements: Blueye Robotics enables the use of underwater drones for ocean mapping,
education, and clean-ups in Norway, the U.S., and on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
Quote: "You won't protect what you don't know."

Iva Tsolova, 27
Co-Founder, JAMBA: Career for All; Sofia, Bulgaria
Mission: Leveraging technology to help people with disabilities gain access to vocational
training
Achievements: JAMBA is an online platform that matches young people with disabilities with
job opportunities and provides them with training to build requisite competencies and job
skills
Quote: "I am grateful for my first job as a waitress in Sofia; it is where I started to communicate
with people without being afraid and ashamed."
Anvitha Vijay, 12
Developer, Smartkins App; Melbourne, Australia
Mission: Use a unique insight into the needs and desires of children to create applications that
enrich the lives of children globally
Achievements: Smartkins Animals helps young children learn about wildlife, using flash cards
and sounds. Invited to Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, the youngest attendee at
the event
Quote: "There are so many components to building an app, including prototyping, design and
wireframing, user interface design, and then coding and testing."
Rachel De Villa, 25
Co-Founder, Cropital; National Capital Region, Philippines
Mission: Empower marginal Philippine farmers with access to secure and consolidated capital
and advice on making their operations resilient and profitable.
Achievements: Cropital is a social enterprise that provides farmers access to scalable and
sustainable financing and investors an opportunity to invest in ventures away from the
conventional financial markets.
Quote: "We aim for a world where farmers are dignified and empowered and no longer live in
debt. We aim to give them the life they have always deserved."
Carolyn Witte, 29
Co-Founder (with Felicity Yost, below) & CEO, Tia; San Francisco, California
Mission: Empower women in managing their sexual and reproductive health
Achievements: Tia is a women's health-plus-tech company created to provide women with
tools and information to make informed decisions about their bodies, reproductive lives, and
sexual health.
Quote: "We hope women use technology to learn what their healthcare rights are and get
equipped to demand the care they deserve. More broadly speaking, we view technology as
the first of many efforts to spark a conversation about how insurance and healthcare must
evolve to make the essential healthcare people with vaginas need more accessible."
Felicity Yost, 28
Co-Founder & COO, Tia; San Francisco, California
Mission: Empower women in managing their sexual and reproductive health
Achievements: While working on Tia, she created a pioneering dataset to understand the side
effects and experiences of women taking hormonal birth control, how to manage their health
risks, and to help educate women about their health in general.
Quote: "I'd like Tia to bring a more nuanced understanding around what it means to be a
healthy woman and for each woman to feel she knows precisely which tools SHE should
deploy to be the healthiest version of herself."
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