Christine Gulbranson is CEO of Bia-Echo. Previously she was the first Chief Innovation Officer for the University of California System, the world’s leading public research university system and innovation center. For more than a decade, Christine was CEO of Christalis, a strategic advisory firm engaged to solve highly challenging and complex problems. In the investment realm, she was a Partner at venture capital firm, GCP, as well as a senior advisor to a family office in Europe. As a serial entrepreneur, Christine founded two nanotechnology companies with applications in multiple industries. For her contributions to innovation and business leadership, Christine has been recognized as one of the “Top 40 under 40 Business Leaders in Silicon Valley”, as “Innovator for the 21st Century” by MIT’s Technology Review, and as “Distinguished Engineering Alumni in Business.”
By the age of 25, she earned five degrees from UC Davis – BS in Physics; BS, MS, Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering; and an MBA.