Episode 379: Energy Innovation
We have two high-powered guests this week: Sarah Groen, co-founder of SURGE Accelerator, which assists energy startups; and John Hofmeister, founder of Citizens for Affordable Energy, gives an update on our national energy outlook. In our vignettes, Leisa visits with Sheryl Rapp; Robin chats with Mark Rudkin; and Greg Price interviews Mark Scimemi.
Russ and John present the show about the make-it-happen entrepreneurs who DID build that! THEY came up with the ideas, and THEY created the money that helped build the roads and THEY make our economy run. Includes: The BusinessMakers Quote of the Week—inspiring words from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie; This Week in Business History includes extreme innovation like moth balls (it qualifies—think about it!), the New York Times correction page, and OPEC; and the Jargon Challenge Round—trendy technospeak that YOU should know.
Russ interviews Sarah Groen, co-founder and director of SURGE Accelerator. SURGE supports start-ups creating efficient energy software technologies for the traditional energy industry. SURGE runs a three-month bootcamp and a mentor program to promote and grow startups.
John Hofmeister, formerly president of Shell Oil Co. and founder of Citizens for Affordable Energy, returns to The BusinessMakers Show. Hofmeister believes our national energy strategy is merely money-based politics full of special interests. Is it possible American innovation could save us? Get the grass roots update on our national energy outlook.
Host Robin Tooms, VP, brand and interactive strategy for Savage Brands, interviews Mark Rudkin, executive director of marketing for Rice University’s Jones School of Business.
Women Mean Business host Leisa Holland-Nelson visits with Sheryl Rapp, co-founder of The UP Experience. This year the event will be taking place on October 25 and will feature 16 different thought leaders.
Greg Price visits with PKF’s SALT director Mark Scimemi to discuss details of the Texas Enterprise Zone Program.