Arpit: Thanks for having me, Spiffy! The major hurdle between today and a clean energy future is our ability to store energy cheaply, and in large amounts. This is because sun and wind are not always present. Existing solutions do not scale and are expensive. This is known as long duration energy storage problem. Our technology scales to store and supply energy continuously for months in a cheap non-toxic "solid fuel". Once charged, it retains energy with zero loss in time, and can also be transported from one place to another where energy is needed.
Roy: It’s great to be here, Spiffy! Our vision is to build stronger, healthier, and more inclusive communities through sports. We do that by creating opportunities for access to sports by working to pay participation fees, find sports equipment, gain access to training facilities, provide transportation, and supply tickets to sporting events. Our mascot named SPORTe is spelled with an “E” because sports are for everyone, and not with a “Y” because nobody should have to ask WHY they cannot play sports.
Rendel: It’s great to be here, Spiffy! The television show Shark Tank popularized venture capital (VC). VC is the business of buying pieces (shares) of companies. When a VC investor buys a piece of a company, the entrepreneur can grow the business while the investor shares in future profits and value. The problem is that the decision-makers and firms that manage the capital do not accurately reflect the demographic makeup of the United States. There are very few women and very few people of color who are in a position to make these types of investments in companies. At VC Include, we work with aspiring fund managers (people who do what the sharks on Shark Tank do), to help them gain access to this industry.
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