Maria Burns Ortiz

Co-Founder and CEO

7 Generation Games

Maria Burns Ortiz is co-founder and CEO of 7 Generation Games, making immersive video games and interactive apps that teach math, history and language in English and Spanish. Taking 7 Generation Games from concept to award-winning company, she oversees all creative aspects of game development, including design, narrative and artwork. Developed with $1.4 million in SBIR funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, games are optimized to meet technological needs from urban centers to rural and network-limited communities. Previously, Maria was a journalist and international best-selling author.