The Judges

Reshma Saujani

Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code

As the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, Reshma is dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology. Through its Summer Immersion Programs and Clubs, the national non-profit organization is leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. Reshma is also the author of Women Who Don’t Wait In Line, where she advocates for a new model of female leadership. Among other honors, she’s been named one of Fortune’s 40 under 40, a WSJ Magazine Innovator of the Year, Forbes’s Most Powerful Women Changing the World, Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People, Crain’s New York 40 Under 40, and Business Insider’s 50 Women Who Are Changing the World.

Photo: Travis Jensen

Roy Choi


When it launched in late 2008, Roy’s Korean taco truck Kogi BBQ began a revolution. As one of the founders of LA’s food truck movement, Roy showed that best-in-class food could be had on a dime. Since that time, Roy has continued to push the boundaries with his projects Chego, 3 Worlds Cafe, Alibi Room, A-Frame, Pot and Commissary at the Line Hotel. In 2010, Food and Wine Magazine named him the Best New Chef. He earned accolades for his bold 2013 memoir-cum-cookbook, L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food. This year, Roy was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. Now, he’s working with partner Daniel Patterson to transform the world of fast food with LocoL. With these Los Angeles and Oakland spots, Roy looks to bring healthy, affordable food to underserved neighborhoods.

Todd Carmichael

CEO and Co-founder of La Colombe Coffee Roasters

If there is someone who has done it all, it’s entrepreneur, adventure traveler, philanthropist, television host, author, and inventor Todd Carmichael. He is the co-founder and CEO of the 18-locations-and-growing La Colombe Coffee Roasters, which sits at the forefront of the ethical trade coffee movement. Todd is a passionate crusader for social and ecological causes. He was the first American to make a solo trek across Antarctica to the South Pole, making him the subject of the award-winning 2010 documentary Race to the Bottom of the Earth. The following year, Esquire named him an American of the Year and Philadelphia Magazine named him the Person of the Year. Now, Todd document’s his quest to uncover the world’s finest coffees on Travel Channel’s Dangerous Grounds and Uncommon Grounds.

David Viniar

Former Chief Financial Officer of Goldman Sachs

Square Board Member of Directors

As the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Goldman Sachs, David brings more than 30 years of business experience and expertise. As a leader in the business and financial communities, David now serves as a member of Square’s board of directors. He also currently serves on the board of directors of The Goldman Sachs Group. David holds a B.A. in Economics from Union College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.