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DR. CRISTAL Glangchai

Austin native, Dr. Cristal Glangchai, PhD, is a scientist, entrepreneur, and mentor with a passion for teaching and engaging girls in technology and entrepreneurship. She is the Founder/CEO of VentureLab, a non-profit that runs experiential learning programs in youth tech entrepreneurship. Dr. Cristal recently served as the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Trinity University. Prior to that, she founded a nanotechnology drug delivery company and ran the Idea to Product Program at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Accomplishments and Awards

Dr. Cristal Glangchai has received numerous honors for her work and has been recognized for her contributions to technology, education, and entrepreneurialism. Here is a partial list of her awards:

 

     2016 Non-Profit CEO of the Year, San Antonio Business Journal

     2016 Profiles in Power: Central Texas Women of Influence Nominee, Austin Business Journal

     2016 Anne Frank Inspire Award for Educational Excellence, Anne Frank Inspire Academy (award presented to an individual who embodies the spirit of Anne Frank)

     2016 Woman's Way Finalist

     2016 CLASSY Awards Finalist, CLASSY (finalists chosen as the top 100 most innovative non-profits across the world)

     2016 SXSW Interactive Invited Speaker, SXSW, "Rewiring the Brains of Elementary Entrepreneurs"

     2016 SlowPitch Summit: Presenting Start-up, SXSWEdu (selected to participate in the 2016 SlowPitch summit at SXSW, bringing together startups that use technologies to leverage transformation in content area/subject matter learning in the PK-12 classroom)

     2016 Startup Grind Speaker, Startup Grind San Antonio

     2016 Inaugural Tech Bloc Women's Summit Panelist, Tech Bloc (Discussion focused on the different roles women play in technology, not only in engineering and developer roles, but also through marketing, human resources, recruiting, legal, finance & project management; attendees learned how women at all levels and varying functions can contribute to the tech ecosystem of San Antonio)

     

     2015 Woman of the Year, San Antonio Business Journal

     2015 40 Under 40, San Antonio Business Journal

     2015 TEDx Youth San Antonio Key Note Speaker

     2015 Commencement Keynote Speaker, Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering

     2015 Appreciation Award for the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Trinity University (in appreciation and recognition of outstanding support and contributions to the development and advancement of the Entrepreneurship Program)

     2014 TEDx San Antonio 2014 Invited Speaker, TEDx San Antonio, "From Standup to Startup: Growing Girl Techies and Entrepreneurs"

     2014 Lennox Seminar Series Invited Speaker, Trinity University, "Empowering Girls to Stand-up and Start-up: Closing the Gender Gap in Technology and Entrepreneurship"

     2010 Springboard AllThingsLifeSciences/CleanTech: 2010 Accelerator Company, Springboard, Startup Grind Speaker

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Dr. Cristal is an experienced, inspirational, and dynamic speaker. She has appeared on a variety of stages and at different venues, from TED Talks and technology-specific events to broad-based innovation conferences, from educational colloquiums to business briefings, from women's entrepreneurial meetings to high-tech masterminds. She is equally at home in small gatherings addressing dozens to large conventions speaking to thousands.

Dr. Glangchai has spoken on such important contemporary topics as empowering girls to pursue STEM fields, encouraging entrepreneurship in youngsters, how women in tech can embrace failure and thrive, and has addressed conferences on a range of biomedical innovations and nanotechnology.

You will find a further list of topics on which Dr. Glangchai has spoken, and can speak on, below. Dr. Glangchai can also tailor her speaking topics to a specific event or theme, and can work with organizers on speaker formats as well, whether the occasion is interactive or speaker-centric.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT FEES START AT $5000

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AFFILIATIONS
SPEAKING TOPICS

Dr. Cristal Glangchai is an experienced, inspirational, and dynamic speaker. She has appeared on a variety of stages and at different venues, from TED Talks and technology-specific events to broad-based innovation conferences, from educational colloquiums to business briefings, from women's entrepreneurial meetings to high-tech masterminds. She is equally at home in small gatherings addressing dozens to large conventions speaking to thousands.

PARENTS

1. From My Father to Your Daughter: The Key to Fulfilling Her Full Potential in STEM

2. Girls, Grit, and the Growth Mindset: The Five Fundamentals to Empowering Your Daughter in STEM

3. Get Sparked: The Three Strategies to Ignite Confidence and Kickstart your Daughter’s Future in Tech

4. Get Wired: The Secrets to Rewiring the Brain of Your Elementary Entrepreneur for Success

5. Girls Who Stand Up and Startup: Rewiring Your Child’s Brain for Success

6. Report from the Frontlines—What Your Daughters Must Learn by the Age of Five

INDUSTRY

1. Failure is Fortune: The Pivotal Principles for Rising to the Top in Tech

2. Woman Up: The Will to Lead in the Tech World as a Woman

3. Get Sparked: Ten Tips to Re-Ignite Your Inner Creativity to Conquer the Tech World

4. Re-Igniting Your Inner Creativity: What every 5-Year-Old knows, and Most 50-Year-Olds forget

GENDER

1. Mind the Gap: How to Hire More Women in Tech

2. Mind the Gap: How to Help More Women Succeed in the Tech World

3. Mind the Gap: Getting More Entry-Level Women into the C-Suite

RECENT EVENTS
2017

Trinity University Women and Girls’ Leadership Summit, Women In Entrepreneurship Panel

Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

APRIL 28, 2017 (11AM - 1PM)

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2017

Google's Women@ "She Started It" Screening Panel,

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, Austin, TX

APRIL 27, 2017 (6PM - 9PM)

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2017

Austin Woman Magazine - "Savvy Women" business advice feature.

Coming out in June Magazine.

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2017

Commentary on the March for Science KLBJ 590AM:

Aired on Saturday

APRIL 22, 2017 (12AM - 11:30AM)

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2017

Commentary on Entrepreneurship KLBJ 590AM:

Aired on Monday

(12AM - 08:30AM)

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2017

The Daily Texan

Blackstone LaunchPad brings entrepreneurship support to UT

Published April 17, 2017

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2017

AustinInno

UT's New Blackstone LaunchPad is a Springboard for Student Entrepreneurs

Published April 12, 2017

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2017

THE TRINITY WOMEN & GIRL'S LEADERSHIP SUMMIT:

APRIL 27 - 29, 2017

2017

THE TRINITY WOMEN & GIRL'S LEADERSHIP SUMMIT:

APRIL 27 - 29, 2017

2017

Texas Library Association, Entrepreneurial Learning:

The New Key to STEM for Girls

LIST OF PAST SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

2015-2017

April 2017

2017 Texas Library Association Annual Conference, Invited Speaker, "Girls, STEM, and Entrepreneurship: Empowering the Next Generation", Henrt B Gonzalez Conference Center, April 2017

Trinity University Women and Girls’ Leadership Summit, Women In Entrepreneurship Panel, April 2017

Google's Women@ "She Started It" Screening Panel, April 2017

WP Engine Agency Summit, Grooming Tomorrow’s Talent: How to Transform Education to Prepare Students for 21st Century Skills

October 2016

U.S. State Department and UNESCO TeachHer Initiative and Conference

November 2016

Girl Scouts of Central Texas, How Girls Can Become Leaders in STEM and Entrepreneurship

September 2016

LiftFund Women’s Business Center, How to Deliver an Effective Pitch

September 2016

Texas Women’s Forum, The Third Industrial Revolution: 3D Printing

August 2016

Inaugural Tech Bloc Women’s Summit, Panelist

April 2016

SXSW Interactive Invited Speaker

March 2016

Startup Grind San Antonio, Keynote Speaker

March 2016

SXSW SlowPitch Summit: Presenting Start-up, Rewiring the Brains of Elementary Entrepreneurs

March 2016

Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering, Keynote Speaker

 

ACADEMIC SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

2005-2015

May 2015

TEDx Youth San Antonio, Keynote Speaker

November 2015

TEDx San Antonio, From Stand up to Start-up: Growing Girl Techies and Entrepreneurs

October 2014

Trinity University Lennox Seminar Series, Empowering Girls to Stand up and Start-up: Closing the Gender Gap in Technology and Entrepreneurship

September 2014

Biomedical Engineering Society’s (BMES) 33rd Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Controlled Release Society, Nanofabrication Methods for Injectable Stimuli-responsive Drug Delivery Vehicles

October 2006

Society for Biomaterial’s (SFB) Annual Meeting and Exposition, Nano-imprint Fabrication of Injectable Stimuli Delivery Devices with Biocompatible Polymers

April 2006

Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology (HSEMB) 23rd Annual Meeting, Nano-imprint Fabrication of Injectable Stimuli-responsive Drug Delivery Vehicles

February 2006

Biomedical Engineering Society’s (BMES) Annual Meeting, Novel Nano and Micro-fabrication Methods for Injectable, Stimuli-responsive Drug Delivery Vehicles

September 2005

ASME Integrated Nanosystems, Nano-imprint Fabrication of Injectable, Stimuli-responsive Drug Delivery Vehicles

September 2005

I32nd Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Controlled Release Society, Novel Nano and Micro-fabrication Methods for Injectable, Stimuli-responsive Drug Delivery Vehicles

 

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