Ariel Garten

Co-Founder & Chief Evangelist Officer


Ariel Garten is the Co-Founder of Muse, a leading consumer neurotechnology and meditation company.

With a background in neuroscience, psychotherapy and art, Ariel is dedicated to bringing easy-to-use and accessible tools for well-being to the masses.

Ariel’s unique background has taken her from working in neuroscience research labs, to owning a fashion design label, to being the female founder and CEO of a Silicon Valley backed brain computer interface tech start-up, InteraXon, the technology that sparked the creation of Muse.

Muse, the brain sensing headband, is the award-winning wearable technology that helps you meditate. It’s used by hundreds of thousands of people, including Mayo Clinic and NASA, to track the brain and teach meditation.

Ariel is constantly invited to share her unique insights in keynotes around the world speaking about happiness, meditation, how the brain works, empowering women in business, and so forth. She is also a host of the Untangle podcast, where she helps you understand how the brain works, and how to use that knowledge to improve your life.

Ariel and Muse have had over 1000 media appearances on sites like CNN, Wall Street Journal, and Forbes.


thursday – 02:15pm Scale Up

Time Icon 15 mins

Location Icon St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts - Bluma Appel Theatre

The Art of Falling in Love with the Problem

In the world of innovation and entrepreneurship, it’s easy to become entranced by the allure of solutions. Yet, the most successful inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs know that profound innovation doesn’t start with solutions. It starts with problems. This compelling panel takes you on a journey beyond the allure of immediate solutions and into the true essence of problem-solving, where deep understanding and intimate familiarity with problems spark ground-breaking ideas.