Research & Policy

Janeya Griffin

Equity Space Alliance, Inc. CoFounder & CEO

“Award winning strategist, serial and social entrepreneur, advocate for intellectual property, social justice, inclusive innovation and generational wealth – Janeya Griffin is The Commercializer® now turned Space Revolutionist®.

Janeya is an accomplished speaker, HBCU STEM graduate, member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, and the daughter of two formerly incarcerated individuals; at the young age of 16 she and her younger brother of 6 were introduced into the world of what it meant to experience hardship, not knowing it would be a catalyst in helping her to fulfill her purpose. 14 years later, two degrees, a certificate, and a contracting job with the National Aeronautics Space Agency (NASA), Janeya’s passion for problem-solving and establishing connections would turn her into a lead Technology Transfer Specialist and an Executive Board Member for Federal Labs all over. After almost a decade at NASA, Janeya would found a consulting startup called The Commercializer®, LLC a strategic firm bringing to market independent Inventors ideas, and developing HBCU tech transfer offices. Janeya’s passion to help others does not stop there; in 2017 she helped to Co-found and lead ConCreates, a creative agency powered by the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated; and for the next 5 years would position the company to bring on multiple tech giants such as Facebook and Google, massive media brands such as RocNation and Warner Media, including winning a clio award and helping to secure and negotiate over one million dollars in contracts.
Now in the wake of the next frontier, Janeya has begun to shift her efforts to make the new space economy equitable. She conducted a study on increasing diversity in space and just recently received her Masters from Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management in Space Leadership, Business, and Policy. This led to the creation of Equity Space Alliance, which is bridging the gap between resources and historically excluded communities so they can become successful in the new space economy.”