Emma Yang — hailed by former US Attorney General of New York Preet Bharara as one of 100 extraordinary change-makers and by Susan Cain of Quiet Revolution as one of the great writers and thinkers of her generation — is a 3-time Carnegie Hall Performer, MIT-Solver, TEDx Speaker, and the Founder of Timeless, a mobile app that empowers Alzheimer’s or Dementia patients to stay engaged and connected to loved ones.
Since its inception in 2016, Timeless has garnered many awards and media attention around the world, including Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, BBC, CBS, CGTN America. In 2017, Timeless was selected as the winner of the MIT-Solve Brain Health Challenge. Emma was designated as one of the 38 MIT-Solvers out of nearly 1,000 teams from 103 countries. In 2018, Timeless was named the Grand Prize Winner of the Women Startup Challenge hosted by Women Who Tech and Google. Most recently, Timeless was the recipient of Bayer Foundations’ Aspirin Social Innovation Award.
An avid coder, Emma is passionate about Computer Science, Music, History, and Languages. In 2015,
Emma won first place in the US and second place globally in Technovation Challenge, a global
technology entrepreneurship competition for girls, out of 400 teams from more than 60 countries. In 2016, Emma was named one of New York’s 10 Under 20 Young Innovators to Watch and Crain’s New York’s
20 Under 20. In 2017, Emma was selected as one of the 100 Faces of Impact globally. In 2019, Emma
was selected as one of the thirty World Science Scholars in the world.
Emma excels academically and is a Davidson Young Scholar, a member of Johns Hopkins University
Julian C. Stanley Study of Exceptional Talent (SET), and the youngest ever mentee to enter Wolfram
Research’s Mentorship Program. In 2016, Emma was the youngest participant of the White House’s
Opportunity Project, representing Wolfram Research in bringing the power of the Wolfram Language to
solve problems using Open Data.
A frequent panelist and keynote speaker at national and international forums, Emma recently spoke at the Alibaba Entrepreneurship Fund Jumpstarter Conference in Hong Kong, World Mobile Congress 2019 at
Barcelona, Asian American Community Development Conference, TEDxFoggyBottom, Talks at Google,
Misk Talk, Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai, and Women Who Code Conference to name a
few. Aside from her school and entrepreneurship life, Emma is also a contributing writer for Quiet
Revolution’s Quiet Diaries, a space for young voices to post their perspectives on life.
Born in Hong Kong, fluent in English, Chinese, and learning Latin and French, Emma’s goal is to speak
as many languages as possible. In her free time, Emma enjoys listening to podcasts, music, reading,
biking, and going to the movies.
Code/Art Festival is an all-girls coding competition, digital art exhibition, hands-on tech expo, speaker symposium, and more! It is for students, parents, STEAM educators, and people of all ages interested in the creative possibilities of technology. Event proceeds go towards scholarships for young women studying computer science.
Join us to learn more about coding, STEAM opportunities for K-12 youth, and to be inspired by the digital art creations of more than 100 young female coders in our community!
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