Stephanie Dainow is Executive Director at Lifespan.io [Lifespan Extension Advocacy Foundation], a US-based non-profit advocacy organization committed to accelerating biomedical technologies that will increase healthy human lifespan. The organization is well-known for responsible journalism, research, funding mechanisms, education, and decentralized science initiatives. Stephanie is also a Business Mentor to UC Davis’ Venture Catalyst and SOSV’s IndieBio venture fund and accelerator, consulting deep tech startup founders on business development and strategy, fundraising, and executive leadership. In 2022, she was given the Rising Star award at the Dublin Longevity Summit in recognition of her work in the aging and longevity field. Previously, Stephanie was with Singularity University in Silicon Valley, working across their Innovation Consultancy, Tech Think Tank, University for the Future, and Impact-based Startup Incubator. She’s worked for a global management consultancy as a Life Sciences Business Manager and served as Account Director for BioMarin Pharmaceutical. Her early career in NYC spanned global growth for Interpublic Group’s media arm, celebrity and brand marketing, and commercial entertainment. Stephanie has volunteered around the world and previously held an Advisory Board position at a 501(c)(3) that inspires Harlem youth to pursue STEM careers. She is passionate about empowering leaders to think differently about emerging technologies, disruption, and the future of corporate business.