IRENA CHAUSHEVSKA, M.A.
Head Organizer of "NASA Space Apps Challenge" in Silicon Valley Co-Founder at Next Billionaires Capital
• Attorney turned Corporate Executive turned Space and FinTech Entrepreneur.
• Co-Founder and CEO of Next Billionaires Capital and NewMan's Business Accelerator.
• Head for U.S. for CNES (French Space Agency) and ESA (European Space Agency) for the entrepreneurship competition for space technologies “Act in Space” in 15 states.
• U.S. Patent Holder for the Modular Space Suit “SpaceAuroras” designed for commercial and industrial use.
• Alumni of Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government in 2005, of Singularity University, Global Solutions Program in 2016 at NASA Ames Research Park and YTILI Fellow of U.S. Department of State German Marshall Fund in 2017.
• Guest Lecturer for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Stanford University, CA and TEDx speaker.
• Owns NewMan’s Academy and Business Accelerator that supports and train young people to cross the high-tech skills gap and fulfil their career and business goals.
• Advises startups across Europe and USA via various acceleration and entrepreneurship programs including GSV Labs, World Bank and British Council.
• Announced Women Entrepreneurial Leader for 2014 by International Council for Small Business with HQ in Washington DC.