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.
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 hometown to join the thriving cleantech community. Her first job after finishing her masters at Duke was as a mechanical engineer for Open Water Power, which at the time was a Greentown Labs startup in Somerville and has since been acquired in a successful exit. Today Chloe works as an energy storage research associate at Lux Research and now interviews startup CEOs as part of her day job. With this podcast, Chloe wants to spotlight the diversity of people, ideas, and cultures in the cleantech startup community of Greater Boston.