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Founder at Unconventional Ventures
Member of RISE Conference Alumni 2019
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Theo is a speaker, writer, and advisor, who work seeks to spark innovation in the public and private sectors for the benefits of the forgotten demographics and to create a more inclusive society. She is the founder of Unconventional Ventures, which focuses on developing and growing an ecosystem of financial institutions, corporations, startups, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and accelerators to better address the unmet needs of consumers, with keen interests in women and minority founders. As part of her work, she regularly mentors and advises startups in both financial services and healthcare/caregiving space. Theo was named one of 44 "2017 Innovators to Watch" by Bank Innovation, ranked No. 2 Top FinTech Influencers by Onalytica, along with being top AI and Digital Transformation Infuencers, and named LinkedIn Top Voices for Economy and Finance.
Theo is a speaker and guest contributor for various top industry events, publications, and podcasts, including Money20/20, MIT Tech Review, RISE, Finovate, American Banker, Breaking Banks, Financial Brand, Financial Revolutionist, Irish Tech News, and INV Filter. She co-hosts Rhetoriq, a podcast on innovation and fintech, and runs a weekly blog on emerging technologies (such as Voice and AI), inclusion, longevity, fintech, and innovation.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), and a Master of Science in Project Management from George Washington University.