Erica Grant is a PhD student studying quantum computation at the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory and is set to graduate in December 2020. She founded Quantum Lock in 2018 and since has developed proof of concepts, filed a PCT and US patent, won $150k in prizes from business plan competitions, and was accepted into the 4th cohort of Innovation Crossroads which provides $400k in non-dilutive funding for R&D at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.