Melissa Brandao

Melissa Brandao is Founder and CEO of HerdDogg. For the past decade, Melissa has been a pioneer in the Internet of Things, for the farm. Recognized as a rural innovator at the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian, she advocates for entrepreneurship and jobs as a path towards economic recovery for small-town America.  Prior to HerdDogg, Melissa founded the electric vehicle company, Barefoot Motors,  the first female ever to found a vehicle company. She was recently invited by President Obama to participate first ever White House Demo Day. She has lived and worked in several countries including Russia, Brazil and Mexico. She is a multi-patent holder, she speaks several languages and appeared in the 2016 reality TV show, America's Greatest Makers.