Austin native 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. She is also the Director the Blackstone LaunchPad at UT and the Director of The Texas Entrepreneurship Exchange at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Glangchai recently served as an assistant professor and the founding Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation 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.