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Aaron Saunders

Clearly Innovative Inc./Luma Lab/In3
Founder & CEO
With more than 25 years of software development and tech education
experience, Aaron Saunders is an award-winning tech
entrepreneur and author, who has founded and successfully built multiple
startups. His companies include Clearly Innovative (a mobile app
agency), Luma Lab (a tech and entrepreneurship education program), In3
(the nation’s first “Inclusive Innovation Incubator”), KissIntel (a
dating relationship management and romance enhancement mobile app).

Aaron launched Clearly Innovative in 2009; Clearly Innovative’s work includes 
building mobile apps for the National Museum of African American History and Culture 
and the National Military Family Association and the launch of an innovative
Google tablets program for the Queens Library System that won a
“Broadband Champion Award.” As the founder of Luma Lab, Aaron has won
several prominent grants, including the Mission Main Street Grant from
Chase Bank and TDF Foundation grants, to continue his work of training
and supporting hundreds of youth and entrepreneurs in their
endeavors. As author of “Building Cross-Platform Apps using Titanium, Alloy, 
and Appcelerator Cloud Services,” Aaron provides readers a detailed guide to quickly
developing the skills to build real, native apps and get them to
market faster. He most recently opened the doors of In3 in partnership
with DC Government and Howard University.

Aaron serves as an adjunct professor at Howard University, and
organizer for DC Tech Meetup,. He has received numerous awards acknowledging 
his community work and commitment to inclusive innovation, including but not limited to,
being named a “2017 Tech Titan” by Washingtonian Magazine, Black Data
Processing Associates’ “2016 Entrepreneur of the Year,” “2016 Champion
of Digital Equality Award” by the Multicultural Media, Telecom and
Internet Council, and Washington Business Journal’s “Power 100 of