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Unaliwear Founder Jean Anne Booth

Making Waves at C-Level

Release Date: 10/03/2019

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Making Waves at C-Level

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Episode 499 of “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” is co-produced in partnership with the Austin Technology Council, the largest tech industry organization in Central Texas. ATC empowers members by using insights, resources, and connections so their members can succeed and thrive. This conversation is with long-time ATC member (back to the days when it was the Austin Software Council) Jean Anne Booth - CEO and Founder of UnaliWear.
 
In this episode Jean Anne talks to Cool Things host, Thom Singer, about business, Austin, and the changes in technology. She shares her story from working at NASA in college, to engineering jobs, to a career as a serial entrepreneur. 
 
 
About UnaliWear
 
Focus groups have named our Kanega watch a wearable “OnStar for People” because we provide discreet support for falls, medication reminders, and a guard against wandering in a classically-styled watch featuring an easy-to-use speech interface rather than buttons.
 
Thanks to our patented battery system in the band, you never have to take your watch off to charge – and unlike Apple watch or Samsung Gear, we don’t require a smart phone (because it’s built in). We combine cellular, Wi-Fi, GPS, BLE (for hearing aids and telemedicine devices), an accelerometer for automatic fall detection, and continuous speech to provide an active medical alert that works anywhere, along with data-driven artificial intelligence that learns the wearer’s lifestyle (think “NEST for people”) to provide predictive, pre-emptive support.
 
Our naming derives from Cherokee: “Unalii” is “friend”, and “Kanega” is “speak”, so we are the friend that speaks to you.
 
OnStar is a registered trademark of OnStar, LLC. UnaliWear has no affiliation with OnStar.
 
About Jean Anne Booth (CEO and Founder)
 
A serial entrepreneur, Jean Anne started UnaliWear after selling previous startups to Texas Instruments and Apple.
 
Jean Anne was the founder of Luminary Micro, the creators of the Stellaris microcontroller platform and the first to market with ARM Cortex-M3-based microcontroller solutions.  Luminary Micro was purchased by Texas Instruments in May 2009, and was one of the top VC-backed M&As of 2009.  Jean Anne retired from TI in 2012 after serving as the general manager for TI’s Stellaris family of products.
 
Jean Anne was also a founder at Intrinsity, the creators of the graphics chip in Apple iPad products.  Intrinsity sold to Apple in 2010.
 
Jean Anne holds a BSEE from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MSCE from National Technical University.