Iliana Montauk is the co-founder and former director of Gaza Sky Geeks (GSG), launched in 2011 by Mercy Corps in partnership with Google.org. Under her leadership, GSG became one of the top startup incubators in an emerging market, facilitated the first investments for Gazan startups, and increased its female participation from ~25% to ~50%. GSG has been covered in TechCrunch, Wired, New York Times, BBC, and other publications.
Iliana is originally from Silicon Valley. She graduated summa cum laude from Harvard with a degree in history and literature of France and the Middle East and completed a Fulbright in Jordan.