Larry Grumer

Boston, Massachusetts, US

I commercialize technology.
Larry's Skills
Business Development
Technical
Product Management
Design
Finance
Fundraising
Management
Marketing
Operations
Sales
Strategy
User Experience
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group

36-55

About Larry

My expertise is technology commercialization and strategy. I have partnered to launch 6 companies; across wireless internet, web 3.0, mobile power sources, propulsion systems, and software defined test and measurement. With Energy Harvesters LLC, we are developing the Walking Charger™; a device that will allow users to charge their mobile device batteries anytime, anywhere – just by walking.

Previously I was CEO of an energy harvesting startup in MEMS packaged electronic, interim Corporate Strategy & Business Development Officer for a business restart bringing their $30m hardware business back into new software model creation, and have 25 years of P&L leadership with large corporations (Textron, Arthur D. Little), small companies (Foster-Miller) and start-ups.

I was Chairman of the IEEE Boston Entrepreneurs' Network, a founding Board member of the North Shore Technology Council and created the EntreTech Forum to address the commercialization of university and government technology. I was the I-cubator Director and venture course instructor for the M.S. in Technological Entrepreneurship program at Northeastern University. I received my B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA with high distinction from Northeastern University.

Quote

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt

Work Experience

Cofounder & CEO

Energy Harvesters LLC

May 2012 - Today

Energy Harvesters is developing a wearable device that can charge a battery simply by walking or running. The Walking Charger™ is a patented technology that harnesses the energy of human motion to be used as a power source. There are applications for this technology in many different areas for the general consumer and beyond - from healthcare, sports, to military. With many opportunities it has the potential to disrupt the wearable technology and footwear industry. www.energyharvesters.com

Education

Northeastern University.

BS-Mechanical Engineering & MBA-International Finance & Marketing

1982 - 1985

Accelerator/Incubator

MassChallenge

2015