On April 11th, Uncharted, a data technology company based in New York City, came to speak to the YouthBuild students at Nubian Directions II in Poughkeepsie, New York.
On April 11th, Uncharted Power, a data technology company based in New York City, spoke to the YouthBuild students at Nubian Directions II in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Uncharted is an award-winning MWBE-certified technology company founded in 2011, created to accelerate the equitable development of smart, sustainable infrastructure worldwide. They help cities use data to develop smart, sustainable infrastructure better, faster, and cheaper.
Uncharted was founded by Jessica O. Matthews, a Nigerian-American inventor, Founder, CEO, and venture capitalist. She is the Founder and CEO of Uncharted, which invented the Soccket, a soccer ball that can be used as a portable power generator. Matthews attended Harvard College and graduated from Harvard Business School. In 2011, Fortune named her one of its "10 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs" and in 2015, named her as one of its "Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs".
Matthews was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, which is the hometown of Nubian Directions II, Inc.
Nick Navarro, Chief Community Officer at Uncharted, is a Stanford University and Harvard alumni with an extensive professional career with prestigious companies such as Intel, Fidelity Investments, and Biogen. He has been working with Uncharted for the past seven years.
Deanna Kovalcin, City Program Manager at Uncharted, is a mechanical engineer with multiple patents and an impressive engineering portfolio, being the primary inventor on Uncharted Power's patent relating to the Uncharted System.
Navarro and Kovalcin empowered our students with knowledge of new technologies, data, entrepreneurship, and much more. They also informed us about the revolutionary work that Uncharted is performing in the area.
Our students were beyond engaged and excited, after the speakers had concluded, our students were asking when they would see them again for an interactive workshop.
In conclusion, the recent visit by Uncharted to Nubian Directions II in Poughkeepsie, New York, was a momentous event that left a lasting impact on the students. The MWBE-certified technology company, founded by Jessica O. Matthews, showcased its innovative approach to accelerating the equitable development of smart, sustainable infrastructure using data. The speakers, Nick Navarro and Deanna Kovalcin shared their expertise and empowered the students with knowledge on new technologies, data, entrepreneurship, and more. The students were engaged and excited, eagerly anticipating the opportunity for future interactive workshops with Uncharted. The visit by Uncharted exemplified their revolutionary work and the potential for positive change in the field of data technology and sustainable infrastructure.