Innovation@ONE Boot Camp
On August 2, CEE’s Innovation@ONE Boot Camp and Business Plan Pitch Breakfast brought together eight teams of students and postdocs who presented business ideas to a panel of successful entrepreneurs. The new company concepts ranged from consumer products to management software to energy technology. After each pitch, panelists Arunas Chesonis ’84, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Sweetwater Energy; Anurag Bajpayee SM ’08, PhD ’12 (Mechanical Engineering), CEO and cofounder of Gradiant Corporation; and Riccardo Signorelli PhD ’09 (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science), founder and CEO of FastCAP Systems Corporation, questioned participants about crucial business aspects. “This event exposed our students and postdocs to the power of innovation and inspired the passion for creativity crucial for anyone seeking to become a successful entrepreneur,” noted CEE Department head Markus Buehler.