Steve is the founder and CEO of Nokero, a socially conscious energy company whose mission is to replace kerosene lamps around the world with their solar-powered light bulbs. With over one million lights distributed across 120 countries, Nokero considers itself a catalyst for economic and community growth. Steve graduated from Purdue University with a BS in mechanical engineering and has received the Patents for Humanity Award from the US Patent and Trademark Office in April 2013 and the Purdue Outstanding Mechanical Engineer Award in 2012.
Walter de Brouwer is the founder and CEO of Scanadu, a NASA Ames Research-based company with the mission of putting the diagnostic power of a hospital in the hands of the consumer, modeled after the fictional tricorder once imagined in Star Trek. Walter is a Belgian-born technology entrepreneur. He started Scanadu in 2010 after a life-altering family emergency. His goal is to build a suite of smartphone-esque medical tools that reimagine access to healthcare for the people. Prior to Scanadu, de Brouwer ran One Laptop Per Child Europe and founded Starlab. His companies were involved in two IPOs and the merger of Eunet with Qwest Communications (now CenturyLink).
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