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Krisztina ‘Z’ Holly

Host, The Art of Manufacturing and Chief Instigator, MAKE IT IN LA (an initiative of LA Mayor Garcetti)

Los Angeles

Krisztina Holly (@krisztinaholly), known by colleagues as ‘Z’, is an MIT-trained engineer, tech entrepreneur, and pioneer. She was curator and host of the first ever TEDx and founder of two university innovation centers at MIT and USC. Z is launching MAKE IT IN LA, a new non-profit to build community and content for the entrepreneurial ecosystem in manufacturing, inspired by her work as EIR for LA Mayor Garcetti.

Z served as vice provost for innovation at USC and founding executive director of two university innovation centers--MIT Deshpande Center and USC Stevens Center–which helped launch 39 funded startups, expanded innovation ecosystems in Boston and LA, and created TEDxUSC, so far inspiring 13,000+ events globally. She has been adjunct Professor of Innovation Practice at USC and consultant, advisor, and board member to many non-profit and private sector organizations globally, including the Obama administration and World Economic Forum.

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