Startup Tri-Valley is an initiative to grow and strengthen our region by helping more startups succeed. We do this by connecting founders and innovators to a tightly networked ecosystem of resources built specifically for science-based startups. The initiative is sponsored by the Tri-Valley cities of Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, and the Town of Danville and i-GATE Innovation Hub partners Lawrence Livermore and Sandia National Laboratories. To learn more, visit startuptrivalley.org or connect on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Instagram.
i-GATE Innovation Hub is a non-profit organization focused on increasing economic prosperity through entrepreneurship in the Tri-Valley. i-GATE provides startup incubation resources through Daybreaks Labs and connects the regional innovation ecosystem through the Startup Tri-Valley initiative. To learn more, visit igatehub.org.
Meet Our Leadership
Executive Director, i-GATE Innovation Hub & Startup Tri-Valley
A Livermore native and graduate of California State University, Sacramento, Brandon is committed to fostering economic growth within the Tri-Valley. He began his career in government, and fell in love with entrepreneurship. In his current positions, Brandon gets to combine both by helping bridge the divide between large institutions and agile startups. His passions (aside from family, music, and food) revolve around the hands-on work of fostering innovation communities by engaging the ‘full stack’ of assets essential for a thriving ecosystem: ideas, people and culture.
Technical Business Development & Strategy, Sandia National Laboratories
Stephanie Beasly leads the strategy, integration and business development for Sandia National Labs in California and the Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC). The Livermore Valley Open Campus is a portal for partners in academia and industry to connect with the research and development at Sandia and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. Stephanie is responsible for defining the strategic vision, building new partnerships, supporting the development for new and emerging programs, developing business cases for new facilities, and interfacing with key external stakeholders and partners. She is also active in in the regional innovation ecosystem, serving currently as the first women board chairperson for i-GATE innovation hub, and vice chairperson for Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group (ITV). Stephanie was born and raised in Oregon. She was a fourth generation Southern Oregon University alum with a B.S. in Business Administration – Marketing.