Luz Cristal Glangchai

Founder, Chief Innovation Officer
VentureLab

Luz 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. Glangchai 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.

Over the years, Dr. Glangchai has worked in intellectual property, technology commercialization, and product development. She received her B.A. in Plan II, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. In addition, she holds two doctoral certificates in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and Molecular Imaging for Diagnoistic and Therapeutics.

Dr. Glangchai has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the TODAY Show, NPR’s The TakeAway, Mashable, and TEDx San Antonio.

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