Alumni Fireside Chat, RSI Entrepreneurship
Alumni Fireside Chat Series
A new series of entrepreneurship workshops that will be rolled out January to June 2023. This event is the first headliner of our fireside chats from Caltech alums. Cody will tell us the twists and turns of his journey from new Caltech PhD graduate in 2019 to establishing a company with 20 employees and $55m in funding from a prestigious group of investors, including Bill Gates' Breakthrough Energy Venture fund.
Cody Finke, Caltech Alum, CEO and Co-Founder of Brimstone
Cody's vision of tackling the big problems of making polluting industries such as fertilizer and cement manufacture truly "green" began in grad school at Caltech. After receiving his Ph.D. in 2019, he launched Brimstone Energy (now Brimstone) with his partner Hugo Leandri on little money but lots of passion. Together they assembled a team and developed The Brimstone ProcessTM for making carbon negative cement. Last year, Brimstone secured a $55 million investment from top investors, including Breakthrough Energy Ventures but not without a lot of the sweat equity and discouraging setbacks. Hear Cody tell the story about the twists and turns of his journey that can apply to any tech startup including bio ventures, and ask your tough questions about moving from academia into the business world.
When: Wednesday, January 25, 5.00 – 6.00 pm PST via ZOOM