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Anna Brady-Estevez

Anna Brady-Estevez

Program Director National Science Foundation


Anna Brady-Estevez joined the National Science Foundation as the SBIR/STTR Program Director for Chemical and Environmental Technologies in 2016 and started the Distributed Ledger portfolio covering a broad range of technologies (blockchain, DAGs). In this role, she brings a breadth of background across entrepreneurship and venture capital, innovative research, and direction of corporate strategy and investments. Anna has served as a collaborator with numerous startups having worked as an inventor for an early-stage venture-backed startup, and a Principal Investor for an early-stage venture firm.

Anna’s contributions in innovation have been recognized since 2009 when she was selected as one of approximately 30 Kauffman Fellows from around the globe, for leadership in innovation and venture capital. She served as Director of Corporate Strategy for leading multinationals including The AES Corporation and Cummins Inc. and advised numerous clients while serving as a management consultant for The Boston Consulting Group.

Anna’s work in these roles resulted in more than $6 billion of infrastructure investments with enhanced returns, identification of billions of dollars in cost reduction opportunities, contributing to a core transformation team of a trillion-dollar entity in energy, and the implementation of several new technologies spanning nanotechnology, advanced manufacturing, Big Data and Internet of Things, along with new equipment that enabled transforming energy economics.

Anna holds a Ph.D. from Yale University, where she held a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship; and a B.S. from The Johns Hopkins University.

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