WLI Blog2020-11-09T10:11:24-06:00

WLI Entrepreneur Spotlight: Dr. Audrey Stone

Dr. Audrey Stone, CEO at Blueshift Memory In this edition of the WLI Entrepreneurial Blog, we had the pleasure of talking to Dr. Audrey Stone, CEO of Blueshift Memory, a Cambridge UK-based start-up with a new memory chip design that helps close the performance gap between processors and memory devices. By optimizing the memory architecture for more efficient handling of large data sets and time-critical data, it can enable up to 1,000 times faster memory access and zero latency, and also reduces power consumption. I know you’ll be incredibly Read More

WLI Entrepreneur Spotlight: Alexandra Wright-Gladstein

Alex Wright-Gladstein, Co-Founder, Board Member & Advisor, Ayar Labs In this edition of the WLI Entrepreneurial Blog, we had the pleasure of talking to Alex Wright-Gladstein, Co-Founder, Board Member and Advisor of Ayar Labs, a company founded to drive the next phase of Moore’s Law through the use of its Optical I/0 technology.  I know you’ll be incredibly inspired after reading this interview and learning about her journey into the semiconductor industry as well as passion for climate change. Q: Tell us about your background and why you joined Read More

WLI Entrepreneur Spotlight: Azita Yazdani

Azita Yazdani, Founder and CEO of Exergy Systems, Inc. In this edition of the WLI Entrepreneurial Blog, we had the pleasure of talking to Azita Yazdani, Founder and CEO of Exergy, a company deploying advanced technologies for circular manufacturing. Her passion regarding clean tech and environmental technology is truly inspiring! Q: Tell us about your background and why you joined the industry. I was born and raised in Iran.  My parents were both in the medical field – my dad was a surgeon and my mom a nurse. Funny Read More

WLI Entrepreneur Spotlight: Maggie Qiu

Maggie Qiu, CEO & Co-Founder of SemiDrive In this edition of the WLI Entrepreneurial Blog, we had the pleasure of talking to Maggie Qiu, Co-Founder and CEO of SemiDrive, a high-tech enterprise that focuses on high-reliability and high-performance automotive SoCs. Her passion, energy and wit made for a fun and inspiring interview! Q: Tell us about your background and why you joined the industry. When I was young, my uncle, who studied electrical engineering, was always tinkering with radios and he actually built a TV for my grandparents! At Read More

WLI Entrepreneur Spotlight: Mouna El Khatib

Mouna El Khatib, CEO and Co-Founder of AONdevices, Inc In this edition of the WLI Entrepreneurial Blog, we are introducing you to Mouna El Khatib, CEO and co-founder of AONDevices, the ultra-low power Edge AI company. Mouna also serves on our Women’s Leadership Council and runs the WLI Entrepreneurial Committee. So, while we knew she grew up in Morocco, we asked her to indulge us by telling us about her background and what it was like growing up there. Mouna will immediately tell you that she is proud of Read More

WLI Entrepreneur Spotlight: Dr. Xiaotong Lin

Dr. Xiaotong Lin, CEO of Coolstar Technology In this edition of the WLI Entrepreneurial blog, we had the opportunity to talk to Dr. Xiaotong Lin, CEO and Co-founder of Coolstar Technology. Dr. Lin was born in China and from an early age showed an intellect beyond her years. She read a lot of great stories about scientists and technologies including Nobel Prize winners and became very inspired.  Seeing her gift and thirst for knowledge, her father showed her a newspaper article about a renowned university opening engineering related programs Read More

WLI Entrepreneur Spotlight: Maryam Rofougaran

Maryam Rofougaran, Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Movandi As a young girl growing up in Iran, Maryam Rofougaran’s love of math, physics and problem solving fueled her dream of becoming a scientist. After completing high school, she moved to the United States to attend college and pursue that dream. When she first arrived, her brother, Reza, who always supported her, took her to the Engineering Lab at UCLA where she realized that engineering is the application of math and physics. It was then that Maryam knew she found her calling Read More