Miranda Wang is leading a community of inventors to solve the plastic pollution problem through scientific innovation. She is the Co-founder and CEO of BioCellection Inc., a venture-backed company based in Silicon Valley that is inventing a novel plastic upcycling conversion technology. She conceived the idea behind her startup when she was in high school, and her early research with Co-founder Jeanny Yao was featured through a TED Talk. Before graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016 with a BA in Cell and Molecular Biology and Engineering Entrepreneurship, Miranda raised a nearly $1 million in investment. Her team has received numerous honors, the most notable being becoming the first undergraduate team in UPenn history to win the 2016 Wharton Business Plan Competition grand prize. Organizations that back Miranda's work include the Schmidt Family Foundation, The City of San Jose, Wharton Entrepreneurship, LAUNCH Nordic, and the Beijing ChaoYang Center for Overseas Talent Entrepreneurs.