Ramphis Castro, as an investor, focuses on early stage science investing (AI, robotics, synBio, medtech, diagnostics, etc), syndicating most of his closing deals through www.sciencevest.com/weekly_deal. Ramphis is also a Kauffman Fellow and Co-Chair the NYC chapter. As a Fellow, he researchs the funding gaps for radical science companies in the U.S. To close this gap, he co-founded ScienceVest, a YC-backed investor marketplace for science-tech and life science companies, and Impact Science Angels, an angel group focused on investing in companies that can impact 1MM+ lives. He is a founding partner of Mindchemy, a full-stack startup ecosystem acceleration & support organization that deploys programs facilitating experiential education to all stakeholders in a country. Most recently, I executed the first Startup Weekend in Cuba. In 2016, upon invitation of the White House, Ramphis was part of the US delegation with President Obama on his historic visit to Cuba. As a long time Global Facilitator for UP Global/Techstars, a global organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship, grassroots leadership, and strong communities, Ramphis has helped train hundreds of academics and lean startup instructors around the world on the principles and practices used for the Lean Launch Pad and iCorp programs. He serves as Adjunct for the New York City Regional Innovation Node’s I-Corp Program.