Ahva Sadeghi won 1st place in the 2021 GSV Cup. She is a passionate social entrepreneur and co-founder of Symba, a venture-backed and all-female-founded tech startup focused on the future of work. Ahva is an economist and researcher focused on remote work and workforce development. Prior to launching Symba, Ahva worked at the US Department of State in the Human Rights Bureau and completed a civil rights fellowship with Congressman John Lewis in Atlanta. She was recently named Forbes 30 Under 30 and a Global Entrepreneur Scholar by the US Department of State. Ahva completed her graduate studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science and received her BA from the University of Arizona Honors College. In her spare time, Ahva enjoys playing the cello.