Mary Lou Jepsen, PhotoDr. Mary Lou Jepsen

CEO and Founder, Openwater


Dr. Jepsen is CEO and Founder of Openwater, a breakthrough medical technology company. She has been named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine (“Time 100”), in addition to CNN’s top 10 thinkers in science and technology. She has over 250 patents published or issued to her name. Previously, Dr. Jepsen served as the Executive Director of Engineering at Facebook and she has also held similar roles at Google.  Prior to this, Dr. Jepsen was a professor at MIT and co-founded the nonprofit organization "One Laptop per Child," for which she served as CTO. She also serves as a Director on both the Board of Lear Corporation, a Fortune 150 automotive components supplier, and Luminar Technologies, a pioneer in LiDAR and autonomous driving. 

Openwater Company Description

Openwater is a San Francisco-based startup focused on devising a new generation of imaging technologies for brain computer interfaces. They are working on a new generation of portable, wearable medical imaging technology and therapeutic devices that could revolutionize how we deliver care to patients.  Our technology could enable rapid identification of large vessel occlusions to decrease the time to intervention in stroke victims, saving lives. Additionally, our therapeutic interventions could benefit patient populations suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, Cancer, and Neuropsychiatric Diseases like Depression and Anxiety.