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SQUAD LEADER

Morgan Mercer

Morgan is product-enthusiast and idealist who founded the social VR company Vantage Point in 2017. As a repeat victim of sexual violence, Morgan is passionate about creating societal cultures wherein sexual assault is non-existent - regardless of gender and sexual orientation. 

Prior to founding Vantage Point, she concurrently served as the Head of Digital for an e-commerce startup and an Analyst for a digital agency where she independently drafted the Department of Homeland Security's Digital Playbook on Countering Violent Extremism.

Morgan has won "Best Presenter and Pitch" and won 2nd Place at the BIG VR EcoHack 2017, won "Most Social Impact Hack" at ByteHacks + Spotify NYC, asked to speak at Girls Who Code 2017, served as guest panelist for General Assembly 2017, and asked to mentor at Georgetown's Hoya Hacks 2017 and 2018.

 
 
 
 
 

CONTENT CREATOR

Gianpaolo Gonzalez

Gian creates stunning visuals to help develop, market, and sell creative content for networks like El Rey Network, National Geographic, Netflix, Discovery Channel, Spike, CNN, and production companies like Kick Punch Studios, Skip Film, and Pitch 5 Productions.

His previous work includes creating compelling VR experiences around social issues, such as working alongside non-profits like Trygga Barnen to explore what it's like to be a child coming from an alcoholic household. 

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Board of Advisors

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Louisa Spring

Founder, SAMi

15+ years operational, business strategy, IP content development, and business development experience for international and grassroots global VR / AR / MR companies.

Speaker: Silicon Valley Virtual Reality (SVVR). Speaker: Silicon Valley Comicon VR panel. Moderator: Women in VR - Digital Hollywood. Organizer: Inaugural Women in VR for Women in Film. Judge: AICP VR Awards.

 
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Leen Segers

COO, Tech.eu | Founder & CEO, LucidWeb

With 10+ years of experience, Leen is an expert in the VR and AR field. She serves concurrent roles as both the COO of Tech.eu - Europe's premier technology news source, and the CEO of LucidWeb - a VR business intelligence and development agency.

Founder: Women in XR Europe. Founder: Women in XR Fund (backed by Norwest Ventures & The VR Fund).

 
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Sara Elizabeth Dill

Director, Criminal Justice Standards - American Bar Association

International criminal justice lawyer, human rights activist, and women's advocacy and anti-sexual violence crusader. Sara has helped countless sexual violence survivors.

Covered In: The Nation, POLITICO, Vanity Fair, Self Magazine, News Week, Mic, DCist, Digital Journal, and more. Organized: Core groups of volunteer lawyers to fight The Travel Ban. Speaker: TEDxMonte Carlo - "Women are Not Weapons of War"

 
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Samier Mansur

Co-Founder, LiveSafe

LiveSafe is a mobile safety communications platform designed to crowd-source safety information, and break down communication barriers between citizens and safety officials.

LiveSafe clients include: Virgina Tech, Dartmouth, Yale, ECU, Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, University of Mississippi, Georgetown, JMU, Elon, WNBA, The US Navy, and more. Speaker: Georgetown Business School.

 

 
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Carrie Shaw

Founder & CEO, Embodied Labs

Embodied Labs is a Virtual Reality medical training company focusing on allowing health care providers to better understand the needs of their patients.

Featured In: Forbes, The Journal of the American Medical Association, EdTech, and The History Channel. Piloting and Used At: University of Central Florida, University of Illinois at Chicago, Georgetown University, and more.

 
This [is] a fantastic project... much needed, and a brilliant idea.
— Catherine Allen, BBC VR Producer
 
 

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