Rani Langer-Croager founded Uptima Business Bootcamp to address the challenges of traditional entrepreneurship programs in providing accessible education and mentorship to a diverse group of entrepreneurs. To develop the model for Uptima, Rani drew on over 15 years experience advising organizations on strategic and financial planning, capital raising, mergers and acquisitions. Prior to Uptima, Rani was a member of the founding executive team at Altius Education where she raised over $30 million of capital to fund development of the company’s educational ecosystem. Rani began her career as an investment banker and has led and participated in over 30 financing, merger, acquisition, and joint venture transactions, representing over $15 billion in value. She has extensive experience supporting very early stage entrepreneurs as an organizer, coach, and judge for numerous hackathons and startup challenges. Rani also serves on the advisory boards of Project Equity, 2.Oakland and Qeyno Labs.