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Gemma Busoni

Gemma Busoni

Gemma Busoni is an American entrepreneur based in Los Angeles, California and San Francisco, California. She is the co-founder of Discovr Labs, a virtual reality content studio with an emphasis on educational, vocational, and situational experiences.


Busoni graduated from USC Hybrid High School in 2016, completing her studies in under three years.


Early beginnings

As a high school sophomore, she founded a nonprofit to get more coding training into underserved neighborhoods which has since merged with a national nonprofit, Hack Club.

She is also the Regional Manager for CodeDay Los Angeles and a member of Los Angeles Mayor Youth Council.

Busoni did product consulting for Microsoft HoloLens.

Discovr Labs is considered one of the top virtual reality content producers because of its advanced multi-player systems.

Awards & Recognition

In April 2016, Busoni was on the cover of Seventeen magazine with former FLOTUS Michelle Obama. Busoni was included in Forbes 30 under 30 section for education in November 2018.

She was also named a Thiel Fellow in 2018.

Personal Life

Busoni hails from El Salvador.


Citation Linkmasherydev.tumblr.comGemma Busoni and Andrew Downing, winners of Mashery prizes.Andrew’s team mate, Zach Latta, is not photographed.
Dec 30, 2015, 4:26 AM
Citation Linktoday.comTech-savvy teens venturing out on their own Teen wunderkinds are skipping college to test their luck in the tech world, spending their days bouncing between venture capital meetings and first dates.NBC's Hallie Jackson reports
Dec 30, 2015, 4:32 AM
Citation Linkfacebook.comGemma Busoni on Facebook
Dec 29, 2015, 6:38 AM
Citation Linklinkedin.comConnect via LinkedIn
Dec 30, 2015, 4:08 AM
Citation Linkthesolararmy.orgAssessing the pH Stability of Cobalt and Manganese Oxide as a Oxygen Producing Catalyst in Acid Gemma Busoni*, Ellie Parisi, Kevin Tsao California Institute of Technology, Chemical Innovation in Solar Fuels, 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125
Dec 30, 2015, 4:13 AM
Citation Linkcamp.hackclub.ioHack Camp is led by Gemma Busoni, a wonderfully energetic gal who loves building things.Between creating virtual reality games and working at a research lab at Caltech, she's a prolific attendee and organizer of hackathons.She's previously organized CodeDay LA at will.i.am's music studio in Los Angeles and can't wait to help others build things at Hack Camp.
Dec 30, 2015, 4:30 AM
Citation Linkstudentrnd.orgCodeDay Los Angeles organizing team: Zach Latta, Gemma Busoni, John Banuelos, Aaroh Mankad, Andrew Ninh, Benjamin Landers, and Andrew Downing who made this possible.
Dec 30, 2015, 4:35 AM
Citation Linkaspirations.orgGemma Busoni NCWIT 2016 National Award Competition
Dec 30, 2015, 4:43 AM
Citation Linkdevpost.comDevPost account
Dec 30, 2015, 4:09 AM
Citation Linkinstagram.comGemma Busoni on Instagram
Dec 30, 2015, 4:09 AM
Dec 30, 2015, 4:16 AM
Citation Linklamakerspace.comHigh school students are the researchers collecting and analyzing samples from the Los Angeles River for the LA Makerspace's Citizen Science research project, E-CLAW (Ecology and the Chemistry of the Los Angeles Watershed.) Nikita Hudson, Gemma Busoni, Evan Visher, Megan Ferreira, Chloe Butler-Jones, Chiara Berruto, Max Caplow, Jesse Silva and Roberto A. Salamanca are the high school students participating in the first two-month phase of the program.Ariel Levi Simons leads the project.Others involved in the research are Stacie Dahl, Robin Sehler and Daniel Kang.
Dec 30, 2015, 4:28 AM
Citation Linktwitter.comGemma Busoni on Twitter
Dec 30, 2015, 4:07 AM
Citation Linkgithub.comGithub Projects
Dec 30, 2015, 4:08 AM
Citation Linktedxorangecoast.comGemma Busoni found a love of coding after attending Hackercons.Coding is a very useful skill to have in today’s world, and she found a lack of it in school systems in LA; to counter this, she foundedDowntown Hackers, an organization designed to teach underprivileged kids how to code by partnering with universities and professionals.
Dec 30, 2015, 4:18 AM
Citation Linkedsurge.comGemma, advised teachers to “keep it consistent” when it comes to choosing tech.Often, teachers get too excited about technology and end up assigning materials from many different sources that students have difficulty organizing.
Dec 30, 2015, 4:21 AM
Citation Linkted.comGemma Busoni Marketing Director
Dec 30, 2015, 4:27 AM
Citation Linkreefquest.ning.com"Gemma, Welcome to ReefQuest!I am glad that you are now "officially" a member!I'm very excited for whats to come!Lookingforward to working with you! Best,Dylan"
Dec 30, 2015, 4:31 AM
Citation Linkhacktoberfest.splashthat.comMentors: Gemma Busoni, Virtual Reality
Dec 30, 2015, 4:34 AM
Citation Linkyoutube.comGemma Busoni: Join us a we dive in to CodeDayLA and see what is going on with the next generations of future entrepreneurs, developers and tech moguls.
Dec 30, 2015, 4:36 AM