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Bring Your Own Lunch (& Learn) Webinar Featuring Judy Li and Dan Radomski
Michigan EIBC members are invited to join us for a Bring Your Own Lunch (& Learn) webinar on Friday, June 26 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm EST.
Our guest speakers are Judy Li of Energy Foundry and Dan Radomski of Lawrence Technological University. Judy and Dan will discuss the current entrepreneurial landscape in the advanced energy industry in Michigan and the Midwest. With experience financing early stage ventures and providing support services to bring companies to market, Judy and Dan will share their experience of what makes a successful venture in the advanced energy industry and what resources are out there to help companies launch and scale.
She first joined Energy Foundry as a Platform Associate, with experience in energy efficiency, sustainable urban development, environmental policy, ecosystem sciences, and community organizing. Her responsibilities included building Energy Foundry’s data management system, seeking strategic partnerships, growing brand presence, and managing a platform of resources for portfolio companies.
Before joining Energy Foundry, Judy worked at Verde Sustainable Solutions L3C, a Chicago-based energy efficiency startup. While her work there focused on sales, she was part of day-to-day startup discussions and has great respect for entrepreneurship.
Dan Radomski is currently the Director of the Lawrence Technological University Centrepolis Accelerator. The Centrepolis Accelerator is a non-profit focused on the growth of Southeast Michigan’s small manufacturers and hardware entrepreneurs by providing access to key resources and a collaborative community and product development and manufacturing experts.
Dan was formerly the Chief Strategy / Operating Officer for the Optimal Group, small businesses and start-ups focused on product development, competitive business strategy, product benchmarking, product development and engineering. While at Optimal, Dan was responsible for diversifying the company’s business model to evolve into full vehicle development with specialization in electric vehicle development, growing the revenue by $20 million annually, and scaling the business globally to over 350 employees.
In his prior role as Vice President of Industry and Venture Development at NextEnergy, Dan led all market and technology analytic efforts to support the growth of early-stage and mature energy technology firms in areas such as wind, solar, advanced batteries, power electronics, vehicle electrification, smart grid, micro-grid, natural gas, and energy efficiency. This included NextEnergy’s venture and incubator services, supporting the commercialization efforts of approximately 1,000 new developers of advanced energy technologies; and helping over 120 manufacturers successfully diversify into the clean energy supply chain.