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Colleen Ogilvie & Cristal Glangchai

Colleen Ogilvie

Volleyball | Canada


Colleen Ogilvie graduated from Queen’s University with a degree in Biomechanical Engineering and finished her varsity volleyball career as an OUA First Team All-Star and a CIS Academic-All Canadian. She went on to join the Canadian indoor national team as a Full-Time Training Center athlete and Senior National Team member before pursuing a professional career in Germany and France. Colleen also represented Canada in the sport of beach volleyball. She began her graduate studies at the University of British Columbia in 2016, where she was awarded an NSERC Engineers in Scrubs fellowship, a program designed to foster innovation in medical technology. Colleen is currently completing her thesis through the Collaborative Intelligent Robotics and Intelligent Systems Laboratory where she is researching emerging trends in wheelchairs and assistive technologies. She complemented her studies with business courses in technology entrepreneurship and aspires to start her own tech company.

Cristal Glangchai

Founder | Venture Labs


Cristal Glangchai, Ph.D., is a scientist, entrepreneur, and mentor with a passion for teaching and engaging girls in technology and entrepreneurship. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the TODAY Show, NPR’s The TakeAway, and Mashable. She is the Founder/CEO of VentureLab, an academy that develops project-based technology entrepreneurship programs that prepare K-12 students with 21st century skills. Dr. Glangchai’s innovative curriculum boasts 60% female participation, with three student companies having raised $240K in funding. Previously, she was the director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Trinity University. Prior to joining Trinity, Dr. Glangchai managed the Idea to Product Program at UT Austin, and was the founder of NANOTaxi, a drug-delivery company that developed disease-responsive nanoparticles to target tumor tissues. She holds a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from UT Austin, as well as doctoral certificates in Cellular and Molecular Imaging for Diagnostics and Therapeutics, and in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. She holds an M.S. in biomedical engineering, a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.A. in the Plan II Honors Program from UT Austin.

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Colleen Ogilvie & Cristal Glangchai
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