Powered By Women: The New Tech Leaders

Posted by Jamie Redmond

Mar 17, 2015 1:34:00 PM

In honor of Women’s Awareness Month, Clean Energy Trust is taking this opportunity to recognize outstanding leaders who break gender barriers and inspire our passion for science, technology and innovation.

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Topics: Teaching ,, Clean Energy,, Values,, Clean Energy Challenge, business values,, cleantech, Women in STEM, Entrepreneurship

Chicago Rallies Around Cleantech Women in the Shark Tank

Posted by Amy Francetic

Feb 25, 2015 5:23:26 PM

I recently had the great honor of celebrating the success of LuminAID, a Chicago-based cleantech company that produces solar-powered inflatable lights, on ABC’s “Shark Tank” with a packed room of friends and colleagues at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. We all cheered when one Shark after the other offered LuminAID founders Andrea Sreshta and Anna Stork deals to fund their growing company. In the end, all five Sharks made an offer and Andrea and Anne chose Mark Cuban, who had waited to strike once the other Sharks showed their cards. Andrea and Anna were able to secure more funding and gain exposure on this one-of-a-kind national stage, but the reason this event was special was due to the way the Chicago community rallied around the LuminAID founders.

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Topics: Clean Energy,, Clean Energy Challenge, startups, Women in STEM, Chicago Innovation, Entrepreneurship