Nanxi Liu
Miss Oakland 2011

A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Nanxi Liu holds two degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy with a minor in engineering. The CEO of Enplug, Inc., she is the only female in the group of five that co-founded this Silicon Beach startup. From her LinkedIn biography: “Enplug is the first open platform for digital displays. The company's turnkey software platform bridges online content into the physical world for enterprises that use digital displays. Enplug’s solution enables restaurants, malls, hotels, and gyms to instantly transform their displays into interactive social media feeds, game portals, jukeboxes, and more.”

During her time with the company, Enplug has been lauded with many honors, including “Entrepreneur Magazine's 2013 Top 30 Startups to Watch”, “Inc. Magazine's Top 5 Women-Led Startups to Watch”, “CSQ Magazine's Top 10 Innovators, 2014”, and more. Enplug isn't Nanxi's first success in the business world; in 2011 she founded Nanoly Bioscience, which is developing chemicals that enable vaccines to be shipped without refrigeration.