Team

Louis Thiery

Director of Strategy and Hardware

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Louis has been working on making electronics more accessible to farms for over two years.  After graduating from Boston University with degrees in Mathematics and Business, he spent a season working on a farm. The experience motivated him to join Farm Hack, a community that brings farmers and makers together under the banner of open-source. While taking classes at MIT in electrical engineering, he collaborated with his farmer friends on projects that have culminated in what Apitronics is today. He currently serves on the board of directors of Farm Hack.

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Hao Chen

Director of Web Services

Hao is a technologist and entrepreneur passionate about sustainability. He’s interested in creating the feedback loops and learnings necessary to nourish the world and regenerate our planet. Hao has worn many hats on tech teams of both startups and corporations including Practically Green, Smarterer, SharedSchool, and Dassault Systemes. Hao has been hacking software for over twenty years and holds a B.S. in Computer Science from University of Massachusetts Amherst. You can often find him engaging with the Boston startup ecosystem or just observing nature in his backyard.

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Colin Dignam

Embedded Systems Engineer

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Colin found a passion for designing and building electronics when he studied electrical engineering at the University of Vermont. During his undergraduate studies, he built a wireless sensor system to monitor maple saps lines in the Green Mountains. He has worked on a variety of technologies from microelectronic embedded systems to high-voltage power conversion equipment. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, biking and snowboarding adventures.

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Advisors

It takes a village to raise a startup. We’re very grateful to the people who help us along the way.

Holly Fowler

Holly Fowler is the Co-founder & Managing Director of Northbound Ventures, LLC, a modern consulting firm based in Somerville, MA. Northbound Ventures’ mission is to assist the development of sustainable communities and regional food systems, which in turn improve social wellness and allow equal opportunity for economic prosperity. This is achieved through strategic guidance, stakeholder engagement, operational analysis, and program design to institutional buyers, non-profit organizations, food system entrepreneurs, and investors seeking to enhance sustainability performance and to influence food production and sourcing practices.

From 2008-2013, Holly served as the Senior Director of Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility for Sodexo North America, the world’s second largest contracted food and facilities management services company. In that role, she led development and deployment of best practices for carbon and energy reduction, water conservation, waste minimization, sustainable food and materials sourcing, and client engagement for 6,500 client locations encompassing FORTUNE 500 businesses, national health care networks, colleges and universities, public K-12 schools, government agencies, and cultural destinations.

Holly has designed and facilitated numerous sustainability seminars, presented as a subject matter expert at leading industry conferences, and collaborated with key product manufacturers, global NGOs, academics, and others to lead sustainable change. Holly serves on the Board of Advisors for Net Impact Boston, is a co-organizer of the Boston Area Sustainability Group and a member of the International Living Future Institute.

Holly holds an MBA from Babson College, a BA from Bowdoin College, and a Professional Certificate in Sustainable Food Systems Leadership from the University of Vermont.

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Martin Hensel

Martin is an experienced founder with two successful exits (SelfRx, Texterity) who loves to share his experience and knowledge. He holds an MBA from Harvard.

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Natalija Jovanovic

Natalija finds great ideas and turns them into disruptive new products. She wears several hats: entrepreneur, research analyst, technology architect, and evangelist as the VP of Innovation at Brown Brothers Harriman. Natalija holds a Sc.D in Electrical Engineering from MIT.

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