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Vanessa Gill

Social Cipher
CEO and Co-Founder
It's Vanessa Castañeda Gill's mission to unite her passions for art and stories in innovative ways that help people. Learning from her experiences growing up on the autism spectrum, she founded Social Cipher: a video game company that gives neurodivergent youth an empowering, accessible space to apply and understand social-emotional skills. Her team of designers and autistic advocates is currently developing Ava: a space-pirate adventure that explores social challenges through the eyes of an autistic protagonist. Vanessa and her team have earned recognition as Forbes 30 Under 30s, AT&T Aspire and Camelback Ventures Fellows, and Facebook Global Gaming Citizens.