Entrepreneurship

Experience

co-founder and CEO, spotLESS Materials

We make coatings that keep surfaces clean. As co-founder and CEO of spotLESS Materials, I serve as principal investigator on an NSF SBIR Phase I Grant and a contract with the US Navy. I have led our team to win 1st place in the Allegheny Cleantech Competition, 3rd place in the Rice Business Plan Competition, and led our team through the Y-Combinator S19 batch. I have helped my team acquire over half a million in non-dilutive and dilutive funding since deciding to lead spotLESS Materials full-time after completing my PhD in Mechanical Engineering winter 2018. We have arranged 10+ pilots programs in the US and abroad, with more in the pipeline. Find out more at our website!

www.spotlessmaterials.com

Formal Pitches

Aug. 2019 Y-Combinator Demo Day, San Francisco, CA

Apr. 2018 Rice Business Plan Competition (3rd Place)

Aug. 2018 Invited Pitch to local venture capital group and investor, State College, PA

Jun. 2018 National Cleantech University Prize Pitch Competition, Houston, TX

May 2018 Ben Franklin TechCelerator Pitch Competition, State College, PA

Apr. 2018 Allegheny Region Cleantech University Prize Pitch Competition, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA (1st Place)

Dec. 2017 Materials Research Society iMatSci Innovator Pitch Competition, Boston, MA (1st Place)