Highlighting the groundbreaking innovations and entrepreneurs of Greater Boston
Entrepreneurs have few platforms from which to make their experiences known.
In addition, many would-be entrepreneurs simply don't know how to turn their passion into a business.
By interviewing startup founders and CEOs about their experiences in the startup world, we hope to help listeners understand what it really means to start a company. We want to reveal the real-life ups and downs of working at a startup. We want to show that no matter where you went to school, where you're from, or what your background is, as long as you have the passion and ambition to create something new or change the world for the better... you absolutely can.
Not every startup makes it. In fact, most don't. But we rarely hear those stories, stories of working long hours for many years, investing personal/family money, only to have it all end one day quietly and without fanfare. It's a tough truth of innovation that there are losers more often than winners - but it's those individuals who have struggled and failed that can teach us the most. And, most importantly, can show us that even though you may be down, it doesn't mean you are out - not by a long shot. Today we sit down with Alex Piña of Avalanche Energy.
Contact Alex Piña at www.linkedin.com/in/alexanderpina/
Co-Host + Audio Editor :: Joe is passionate about passion. He gets jazzed being around the dreamers, go-getters, and self-starters of the world. He launched his first startup while pursuing a masters in materials science and engineering at Cornell, and fell head-over-heels for the cleantech startup sector and the amazing people in it. This podcast is a love-letter to cleantech as well as an invitation to aspiring entrepreneurs! Joe loves reading philosophy, crocheting, playing rugby, hiking, and playing lengthy, complicated board games. If he could have a superpower it would be to have infinite energy, so he could just keep doing fun things all day (like play board games that take 3 hours).
Co-Host + Visual Designer :: A Massachusetts native, Chloe returned to her home state to join the thriving cleantech community after earning her masters in mechanical engineering from Duke University. Her first job was as a mechanical engineer for Open Water Power, a startup of eight employees developing batteries for undersea applications at Greentown Labs in Somerville. After the company was acquired by a defense contractor, Chloe transitioned to Lux Research to study the energy storage industry and market trends. With this podcast, Chloe seeks to help future entrepreneurs avoid common pitfalls and understand the resources available to them through Boston's cleantech startup community.