Annamaria

Annamaria Konya Tannon

Title:
Chief Evangelist, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Office:
2885
Address: Science & Engineering Hall
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
Phone: 202-994-6080
Email:
annamaria@email.gwu.edu

Background

Annamaria Konya Tannon is the Chief Evangelist for the School of Engineering and Applied Science. She is Hungarian-American technology entrepreneur and angel investor. She has been involved in technology enterprise creation for more than 15 years, predominantly in the Silicon Valley. She is the founder and CEO of Equita Accelerator, a not for profit corporation dedicated to advancing women-led technology companies.  Prior to starting Equita, Annamaria served as a Global Data Strategist for IBM with a focus on machine learning and data integration techniques for social media.  She also served as National and Global Judging Chair for Cleantech Open, the world's largest startup competition for emerging clean technology companies. She remains a CTO Global Ambassador.

Annamaria mentors and judges in many other startup competitions, including Astia, Springboard, Startup Chile and NYC Hackathons.  Annamaria has been a guest lecturer on innovation and entrepreneurship at Stanford University.  She served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Stanford University's Technology Venture Lab. Annamaria has served on boards of several companies and non-profit organizations.  She also worked for the  United Nations International Telecom Union, which focused on sustainable green technology advances in telecom. Annamaria completed her undergraduate work at the University of Szeged, received her masters from Middlebury College Monterey Institute of International Studies, and continued her postgraduate studies at Stanford University.