A technologist and social entrepreneur from the age of 19, Shana has built businesses designed to positively impact people’s lives through access to disruptive technologies. With a mission to break barriers between corporate powerhouses, reputable educational institutions, and resource-hungry entrepreneurs, Shana founded Upward Hartford in 2017 as a centralized ecosystem for technology, art and community ventures to transpire. In 2018 she launched Upward Labs in partnership with multiple fortune 500 companies as an engine to help global PropTech and HealthTech startups fast track their growth into the US by collaborating correctly with the large enterprises. In January 2022, Upward Labs launched its Net Zero Lab in partnership with multiple commercial and residential building owners that are committed to achieving Carbon Reduction and Net Zero in their properties. The Lab will accelerate and invest in promising technologies from around the world that are working to decarbonize the real estate market.