The Australian Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge would like to thank the following International Judges who have generously given their time to help entrants this year. They come from all over the United States and have years of experience providing young people with the guidance necessary to put their best ideas forward.
Tech entrepreneur, currently serving as the CEO of a Startup Catalyst, leading missions to Silicon Valley, Europe, Israel and Asia for youths, students, founders, investors and innovation leaders. Working in the ecosystem as a hackathon facilitator, mentoring startups, on advisory boards, micro investing, and consulting to Government and corporates on models for innovation.
Director of ilab building and executing all of ilab’s startup programs. Accomplished in Innovation and Design Startups, Executive Leadership, Business Development, Customer and Stakeholder Engagement, Program Management, Commercialisation, Project Management, Strategy and Governance.
JAMES J. CONNORS, Ph.D.
Consulting Hydrologist, President and Principal Scientist of James J. Connors & Associates
MS, Oregon Health & Science University
MBChB, MPH in Epidemiology
LT HAMILTON GUBANC
N313 Nuclear Programs Officer
Dr FELIX E. RIVERA-MARIANI
PhD, Consultant (Aerobiology, Immunology, Computational Image and Data Analysis), Adjunct Professor (Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry)
PhD in Immunology
DR GLORIA SILVA
Ph.D. in Biochemistry
SATHISH KUMAR LAGESHETTY
M.S.,Ph.D, Radiochemist/ Facility Lab Manager
Director of Products, Modern Robotics INC
Stakeholder Engagement Manager, AusIndustry
CEO Gold Coast Hub, General Manager at Opmantek, Co-Founder at Startup Apprentice
Ph.D., Dept. of Physics, Southwestern College
GEORGE H. EDWARDS
CPG – Certified Professional Geologist
DR RICHARD D. CRAVEN
PhD Chemistry, Kiraco Business Development Services
PhD, GISP, Department of Computing Sciences, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
SANDHYA RANI PAMPATI, M.S
Analytical Chemist, Midwest Medical Isotopes LLC