CHRISTALIS, LLC is a strategic advisory firm leveraging the growth potential of organizations in various verticals with a sub-specialty in alternative energy and nanotechnology. Clients include start-up companies, Fortune 1000 companies, private equity firms and international governments. Our mission is to assist and empower our clients to become change agents in their respective fields and create value for shareholders.


  • Strategic planning - assessment, development and value creation
    • Take a holistic view of an organization's values and goals by establishing or refining its corporate objectives and devise its business model.
    • Define the market drivers to ultimately increase competitiveness.
    • Define the focus and address appropriate allocation of resources.
  • Technology transfer/commercialization
    • Translation of research to market
    • Competitive landscape analysis
  • Evaluation of funding plan and strategy for execution
    • When to boot-strap versus when to take in outside investment monies
    • Access to expansive network of funding sources and strategic experts
  • Growth and Innovation
    • Establish sustainable innovation for your organization
    • Market analysis
    • Establish best practices
    • Emerging markets opportunity evaluation
    • Business Development
    • Leverage technology to drive business innovation and create sustainable growth
  • Operations
    • Organizational infrastructure
    • When needed become part of organization's executive management team
    • Regulatory compliance

Growing your Organization
Value creation is core to CHRISTALIS. We strive to meet each client's specific needs in planning for the future and achieving its goals in an ever changing global market while leveraging your technology to drive business innovation to create sustainable growth.

Contact us today to build/transform your organization.


Professional / Keynote Speaking Engagements

Harvard's Innovation Challenge; Tekes, Biorefine & Water - Paving the Way for Bioeconomy, Helsinki, Finland; World Future Energy Summit, Abu Dhabi; The White House Women's Entrepreneurship Conference; US Chamber of Commerce, TradeRoots, Livermore, CA - Panelist, "Innovation - Pioneering a New Path Forward"

Dr. Christine Gulbranson is available for hire.
    Program Type: Keynote Speaking, Half Day, Full Day
    Traveling from: California
    Fee Range: Availability upon request
    Speaker Programs, Topic List and availability upon request


Selected Technology / Company / Personnel Evaluation

Discovery Channel's THE BIG BRAIN THEORY: PURE GENIUS is looking for the next great technological mind that could change the future. Each week, presents a seemingly impossible engineering challenge to be solved by the contestants. Competitors will have just 30 minutes to come up with a solution using their own intellect to complete the challenge. Based on logic and design, the expert panel of judges will determine the best engineering concept and select two captains to lead their team to execute the project. The team with the best design will remain safe, but the losers will face the judges who will determine which member will be eliminated. The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius is hosted by actor and producer Kal Penn and is joined each week by judges Mark Fuller, President and CEO of WET and Dr. Christine Gulbranson, CEO of CHRISTALIS.

The Harvard College Innovation Challenge is known as i3 for invent-imagine-impact. I3 is where student startups get their start. Students compete for project grants and incubator space to help them realize their innovative visions. I3 is a year-long program that cultivates, coaches and showcases Harvard's rapidly growing group of student entrepreneurs.


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