September 8, 2020
By Kathryn Hayward
Six cleantech founders share what helped them through the pandemic.
Lab closures. Skittish investors. Cancelled conferences. During the first weeks of the pandemic, founders of early-stage startups had their hands full. But the lockdown also provided a rare opportunity: a chance to reflect and reassess their business plans.
For the finalists in the Women in Cleantech Challenge this meant 16-hour days, raising seed rounds virtually, refining their product market fit, and researching potential customers.
In advance of their upcoming talk at MaRS Mornings, we spoke with the finalists about what has helped them navigate this tumultuous period. Here, Luna Yu of Genecis, Nivatha Balendra of Dispersa, Julie Angus of Open Ocean Robotics, Amanda Hall of Summit Nanotech, Alexandra Tavasoli of Solistra; and Evelyn Allen of Evercloak, share the hurdles they’ve faced and the silver linings they’ve found during COVID-19……READ MORE