Venus Quates

Venus Quates

President & CEO

Venus Quates is a trailblazing and distinguished Entrepreneur, US Air Force Veteran, boasting an impressive 26-year track record as a seasoned technologist and consultant, both domestically and internationally.

Throughout her extensive career, Venus has proven her mettle through the successful management of large-scale transformation and modernization initiatives. Her invaluable expertise has been sought by major Fortune 500 corporations, global banking giants, and esteemed leaders in the aerospace and defense industries. From overseeing multimillion-dollar projects to steering multibillion-dollar initiatives, Venus has consistently demonstrated unparalleled competence and excellence.

In 2016, Venus laid the foundation of LaunchTech, a company that has earned nationwide recognition for its exceptional growth. As the esteemed President & CEO of LaunchTech, Venus spearheads the award- winning company as they deliver cutting-edge technology modernization, cybersecurity, and systems engineering solutions to esteemed enterprise clients in both the public and private sectors. Notably, Inc. honored the company as one of the top 50 fastest-growing businesses, and among the elite 10 woman- owned firms in the nation.

Beyond her professional accomplishments and role as a successful business leader, Venus is actively engaged in serving her community which is evident in her tenure on the National Board of the Girl Scouts of USA and various advisory boards for nonprofits, STEM, and veteran-focused initiatives nationwide. As a former Entrepreneur-in-Residence for a prominent New York-based Venture Development Organization, Venus extended her wealth of industry knowledge and influential counsel, to prepare diverse and early-stage firms for their crucial venture capital journeys.

Deeply committed to fostering diversity and inclusivity within the STEM industry, Venus works tirelessly to forge life-altering opportunities for minorities, women, and girls. This was evident with the launch of the annual Launching Scholars initiative in 2022 which opens doors for girls from diverse and income- challenged households, providing them with full scholarships to cost-based space, aviation, and cybersecurity programs across the US.

A trailblazer in her field, Venus's remarkable achievements have earned her a coveted spot in both the Forbes and Inc. publications. She remains a source of inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs and seasoned professionals alike, as she continues to leave an indelible mark on the world of technology and beyond.

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My Dream Summit 2023: General Admission

Includes all events on Friday, September 15, 2023 for My Dream Summit 2023.