Rani Langer-Croager is co-founder of Uptima Business Bootcamp, a network of member-owned business accelerators with locations in Oakland and San Francisco. Uptima is dedicated to providing diverse entrepreneurs with greater access to hands-on education, mentorship, resources and community to create thriving businesses. Prior to founding Uptima, Rani was a founding team member of Altius Education where she raised over $30 million in venture capital to fund development of the company’s educational ecosystem. Rani began her career as a successful investment banker and has led and participated in over 30 financing, merger, acquisition and joint venture transactions, representing over $15 billion in value, for leading technology companies. Rani has extensive experience supporting early stage entrepreneurs as an organizer, coach and judge for numerous hackathons and startup challenges. Rani also serves as an advisory board member of Project Equity, Qeyno Labs and 2.Oakland.