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HOW DOES A SCIENCE START-UP RAISE FUNDS?
Join 01/14 as we explore this question with Santiago Rojas-Carbonell, Ph.D., MBA, the COO, Senior Chemical Engineer and co-founder of W7 Energy. Santiago's mission is to be a bridge between the technical and commercialization aspects of technologies.
Hosted by the Goldey-Beacom College Entrepreneurship Club and DBA Program at the Delaware Innovation Space.
Proudly sponsored by the Delaware Division of Small Business, Delaware Small Business Development Center and Delaware Sustainable Chemistry Alliance.
Santiago Rojas-Carbonell mission is to be a bridge between the technical and commercialization aspects of technologies. Santiago has developed the managerial skills required for the commercialization of advanced technologies during his MBA with a concentration in Finance (University of New Mexico), as well through his experience at multiple startups.Read More
Santiago Rojas-Carbonell mission is to be a bridge between the technical and commercialization aspects of technologies. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering (Universidad Nacional de Colombia), M.S. in Nanosciences and Microsystems and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (advised by Prof. Plamen Atanassov, dissertation with distinction, University of New Mexico). Recently, Santiago was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Delaware working with Prof. Yushan Yan. His areas of research encompass electrochemistry, ion conducting polymers, and lithium-ion batteries to develop these power system technologies such as fuel cells, electrolyzers, and batteries more affordable.
Santiago has developed the managerial skills required for the commercialization of advanced technologies during his MBA with a concentration in Finance (University of New Mexico), as well through his experience at multiple startups, which were aimed at recycling lithium and cobalt from lithium-ion batteries, and commercializing an enzymatic fuel cell.
Santiago led the work to secure $100K in funding from the EDGE grant, and $150K in grant funding from the Unidel Foundation. Also was part on the writing the grants that lead to seed funding of $75K from the Blue Hen Proof of Concept program and $50K from the University of Delaware FastPass. Santiago worked to make W7energy be selected as one of the 5 finalists at the 2019 W. L. Gore & Associates Advanced Materials Innovation Day. With Santiago’s experience and training, he will continue to tackle the technical complexities and opportunities within W7energy LLC, while keeping the commercial feasibility in mind to enable the commercialization of our advanced hydroxide exchange membranes and ionomers.