Meet the Entrepreneurs In Our Summer 2022 Milestone Makers Cohort

The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center is thrilled to have the following entrepreneurs in its Summer 2022 Milestone Makers cohort, all working towards the UN’s Responsible Consumption and Production (#12), Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure (#9), and Sustainable Cities and Communities (#11).

Milestone Makers is the Center’s flagship program, providing individualized mentorship and executive coaching, as well as access to the Center’s vast network of industry experts to help each founder with his or her milestone. Entrepreneurs in the Summer 2022 were hand selected after a competitive application process, and all hope to improve the lives of and support communities across the globe.

Find out more about the Milestone Makers program here. Applications are open for the Fall 2022 program will be open later this year.





Christopher Bennett
Technology-Innovation-Law (T-I-L)

T-I-L(R), or Technology-Innovation-Law, is a social impact law/ tech startup. Our mission is to support United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (#8, #10, #17) through “democratizing intellectual property rights for marginalized and underrepresented entrepreneurs, by making it easier and less costly to protect and to monetize their innovation”. The goal is to empower 2.7MM emerging entrepreneurs to create $5.4B of their own financial value.

Dana Redden
Solar Stewards

Solar Stewards creates real world opportunities for a more inclusive clean energy economy. Our consultancy provides a toolkit for collaboration, equity, and impact in renewable energy development for organizations that serve the community such as affordable housing, universities and schools, non-profits and municipalities.

Dare Odumade
Chekkit Technologies
Nigeria, USA

Founded in 2018, Chekkit is a brand protection and traceability SAAS providing FTSE 500 companies with. access to consumer insights across several continents with particular focus on manufacturers of consumer goods and pharmaceutical products.

Gilberto DeSalvo

Global warming increases grid-sparked wildfires to account for 30% of California’s annual burn area, releasing CO2 equivalent to 65% of the state’s transportation-related emissions. Better identification of required maintenance, especially in remote areas, could prevent most of these devastating fires. Delphire’s powerline monitoring system solves this problem by enabling automated, frequent, and cheap inspection of lines. Plus, our system identifies fires that do break out and transmits alerts within seconds – minimizing damages, power disruptions, and CO2 impact.
Jakson Alvarez

Evolectric’s offerings encompass purpose-built vehicle and battery solutions that advance global e-mobility through rapid prototyping and standardized products. We are committed to reducing global carbon emissions and promoting circular economy principles. Our key focus is to develop and deploy modular software and hardware that extend the life of existing commercial vehicles on the road by transforming them to 100% electric.

Martha Montoya

AgTools is a worldwide SaaS platform gathering real-time government and institutional data of over 500 specialty crops and commodities. Our platform includes algorithms and M/L for farmers, buyers, and everyone on the supply chain to see and decide how to manage their forecasting and purchase orders.

Priscella Munoz-Prior
CelBlox Performance Wall System

A CELBLOX® Performance Wall System consists of insulating concrete forms which are manufactured interlocking modular concrete formwork made of rigid expanded polystyrene and polypropylene webs and ties. CELBLOX® Performance Wall Systems are used to create buildings that can withstand hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, and earthquakes. CELBLOX is a building system for homes and businesses that is cost-effective, energy-efficient, sustainable, safe, comfortable, healthy, and eco-friendly.

Radin Rahimzadeh
Fore Transit

Fore Transit is innovating for the sustainable movement of people and goods. Our novel technology solutions save fleet owners and operators thousands while reducing environmental impact on communities. Install with ease, maximize fuel economy, and lead with efficient fleets.

Shelkie Tao
Water Efficient Gardens

The world is facing a major water crisis – Water Efficient Gardens is helping manage that. So far, we‘ve converted over 53,780 sq ft of lawn and barren spaces to native and drought-tolerant landscaping that sustain and promote bees, birds and butterflies. These garden transformations have saved more than half a million gallons of water – and counting!


This cohort is generously supported by Bank of the West BNP Paribas.


Learn more about the Milestone Makers program here.

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