Jon Koehmstedt

At 18, Jon started an e-commerce business which he exited 6 years later to go back to school. While studying Computer Science at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), Jon became the president of the Society for Business and Entrepreneurship, and the National Society for Collegiate Scholars. In just a year and a half, Jon earned three Associates Degrees with a 4.0 GPA and was one of eight of 70,000+ students to complete the honors program.

In 2013, Jon was elected Who's Who in American Universities, and honored with the NOVA SEAL Award, for Service, Engagement, Academics, and Leadership. Jon is a 2013 StartingBloc Fellow.

Jon's previous positions include: software engineer for Velocloud Networks, CTO of the DC-based startup, DailyDeed, and Founder of the non-proift GiftsForAllKids.com. Jon now studies CS full time at the University of Southern California while doing research with the Hedco Neuroscience Lab.

Jon is interested in artificial intelligence, neuroengineering, neuroprosthetics, algorithms, big data, data science, and product management.