Elizabeth Stark

Elizabeth Stark is a blockchain entrepreneur, educator, and open internet advocate.  She is currently CEO of Lightning Labs, an organization which aims to scale blockchains. She lives in San Francisco and was born in Brooklyn.[1]

Life and Education

Stark holds a JD from Harvard Law School. She is an affiliate of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society as well.  Stark has reside and worked in Berlin), Singapore, Paris, and Rio de Janeiro, and is fluent in English, French, German, and Portuguese.[2]


Elizabeth Stark of Lightning Labs: "The Importance of Layer Two" | Blockstack Summit 2017
Along with being the CEO of Lighting Labs, has taught at Stanford University and Yale University about technology and the Internet.[2]

An advocate for an open internet, Stark was one of the key figures of the protests against SOPA and PIPA. She is the cofounder of the Open Video Alliance, which seeks to promote innovation and free expression in online video, and produced related conferences that involved nearly 9000 people in person and across the web. [3]

She serves as a mentor with the Thiel Fellowship, has collaborated with companies such as Google and Mozilla, and is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Stanford's StartX.[1]

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