Dr. Silvia Mah, president of CONNECT San Diego, a premier innovation company accelerator, is cofounder of Ad Astra Ventures, the first female focused accelerator of its kind in San Diego, and also Executive Director at Hera Labs, the premier female business accelerator in San Diego.
As a leading advocate for women entrepreneurship, she invests resources and funding to create the necessary conditions for women to start businesses.
Her mission is to help women entrepreneurs be the catalyst for future generations of women to become, educate and develop new “angel” investors.
Dr. Mah holds a Ph.D. in Marine Molecular Biology from UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography, an M.B.A. from UC San Diego Rady School of Management, and a B.S. in Biology with Honors from Pepperdine University.