Adryanna Apellz

Adryanna is a grant and international business consultant, with more than 15 years experience of funding new ventures, international partnerships and strategy development across varied organizations including non-profits to $100B revenue businesses. During her childhood, she traveled with her family and lived in many different countries in China, Canada, Africa and the Middle East.

Adryanna was formerly employed with Daimler-Benz, Nokia, Sprint Nextel, Nortel and Soitec. While at Soitec, she managed a grant application, and coordinated team efforts of U.S. and European experts, that resulted in a $25-million grant award to Soitec by the Department of Energy (DOE) under its SUNPATH Program.

Adryanna speaks four languages, and her interests include entrepreneurship, telecom, healthcare and intellectual property. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business from Babson College, an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, and a Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

Adryanna is a domain expert at CONNECT Springboard, a member of the Women in Technology San Diego Leadership Council, and a board member of the Encinitas Friends of the Arts.