Dr. Sujatha Ramanujan is the managing director of Luminate, the world’s only start-up accelerator exclusively for optics-, photonics- and imaging based companies. Dr. Ramanujan is serial entrepreneur and seasoned executive. Over the course of 25 years, she has started, built and grown startup businesses in cardiac surgical equipment, optical communications, and nanomaterials. In her position at Luminate, she provides guidance to start-ups, M&A strategies for growing businesses, and vetting of technologies to investors. She is also an Executive Board Member of the National Women’s Hall of Fame.