Noel Goddard, PhD


Noel is the CEO of Qunnect, a company innovating first-in-class hardware to transform the existing telecom infrastructure into Quantum-secure communication networks.  Prior to this role, she was a seed investor with the Accelerate NY Seed Fund, where she built a portfolio of companies across deep technology and life science sectors in Downstate NY.  Noel is a serial entrepreneur, having founded/led two biotech startup companies. She continues to volunteer as an adviser for the Catalytic Impact Foundation and Scale for Climate Tech (NextCorps), as well as serving on the Board of Monogram Orthopedics and HashLynx.  Before joining the startup community, Noel was an assistant professor of physics at Hunter College, CUNY.  She completed her postdoctoral research as a fellow at Harvard University and her PhD from Rockefeller University.