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Dot Complicated: October 31, 2018

Host Randi Zuckerberg is joined by Seungah Jeong (President & Chief Executive Officer, MPOWERD, Inc.) and Easton LaChappelle (CEO and Founder, Unlimited Tomorrow, Inc) on the Wednesday, October 31, 2018 edition of Dot Complicated.

Air Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

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Easton LaChappelle

Air Time: 12:00 pm
Featuring: Easton LaChappelle

Seungah Jeong

Air Time: 12:00 am
Featuring: Seungah Jeong

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Seungah Jeong

President & Chief Executive Officer, MPOWERD, Inc.

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Seungah Jeong, President & Chief Executive Officer
With experience driving the growth of companies at varying stages of the acquisition process, Seungah Jeong brings to MPOWERD the expertise and insider knowledge accumulated from almost two decades of senior executive leadership in CPG. After key managerial roles at Procter & Gamble and NARS cosmetics (a subsidiary of Shiseido Inc.) Jeong co-founded NEST Fragrances, quickly developing the brand into one of the most successful luxury lifestyle fragrance companies in the market.

While serving in a variety of key leadership roles, most recently as the Chief Operations Officer, Jeong played a critical role in the structure and management of virtually every facet of the business – from product inception and operations to sales plans and marketing initiatives. As a strategist, she addressed the business needs of the burgeoning company through the creation of several separate business units within the structure of NEST itself, positioning the brand for equal viability in the mass marketplace as well as the licensing and private label sectors, leading to their acquisition by Tengram Capital Partners in 2012.

Joining MPOWERD as CEO is a homecoming of sorts for Jeong, whose passion for environmental sustainability led her to double major in Philosophy and Environmental Studies at the University of Chicago before earning her Masters in Geography (Environment & Development) at the University of Cambridge in England.
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Easton LaChappelle

CEO and Founder, Unlimited Tomorrow, Inc

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Easton LaChappelle has been taking things apart since he was a child and is now changing industries. At 14, he made his first robotic hand out of LEGOs, fishing wire and electrical tubing. With his gradual improvement, the hand turned into an arm and advanced to a 3D-printed brain-powered invention that he could operate with his mind. After an encounter with a 7-year-old girl at a science fair whose prosthetic arm cost $80,000 (and would need to be replaced when she outgrew it), LaChappelle was inspired to turn his prototype into a practical and affordable device.

Not only were his designs amazing, but his young age in addition to his self-taught knowledge of robotics started to make an impact. President Obama shook hands with one of LaChappelle’s arms who has traveled the world spreading the message that you can learn outside of the education system, including a TED talk. He’s worked at NASA on the Robonaut project developing a new telerobotic interface.

At 18, LaChappelle founded his own company, Unlimited Tomorrow, to commercialize this technology and bring it to the masses. Unlimited Tomorrow’s mission is the empower people with technology. By using new technologies such as 3d printing, 3d scanning, and AI, it allows Unlimited Tomorrow to create a product that’s better, faster and more affordable than anything in the market. 

Twitter – @EastonLaChappel | @UnlimitedTmro
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