Diana , Founder

Engineer

Victorville, California, US

Diana is looking for someone to join him/her or to join a startup

Business stage

Idea phase

Business plan mapped out

Minimum viable product built

Paying customers

Diana is looking for a founder who

Has expertise as

Business Developer Engineer

Can commit to working

10 hours per week

Is able to invest

Can offer equal investment ($5,000 - $15,000)

Relevant industries

Agriculture Consumer Products Energy

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Managing People
Finance
Marketing
Product Management
Sales
Technical
Diana is open to joining a startup

Can commit to working

10 hours per week

Is able to invest

Can offer equal investment ($5,000 - $15,000)

Relevant industries

Agriculture Consumer Products Energy

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Technical
Finance
Managing People
Marketing
Sales
Background

About Diana

I am interested in starting a renewable energy company, including a company focused on grid storage, or a company that helps animals or helps to mitigate major environmental problems that we face today and that threaten the future of all life on the planet.

My background is in energy storage with batteries. My doctorate involved research on a lithium battery with a high enough specific energy for an electric vehicle but with an insufficient cycle life.

I hoped to start a biodiesel refinery, but after researching the technology and financials, I decided that this industry is best suited for large corporations that are already equipped to produce low-value commodities on a large scale (e.g. Valero). The waste oil version of this industry doesn't scale well.

I would like to meet other like-minded entrepreneurs to brainstorm and discuss our ideas and decide which to pursue, or I would like to join a startup.

As far as location is concerned, I am open to working with people anywhere within a 100 mile radius of the High Desert, which includes L.A., Orange County, Pasadena, Riverside, etc.

Education

UC Berkeley

PhD Chemical Engineering

- 2002

MIT

Chemical Engineering

- 1992

UC Berkeley

MS, Chemical Engineering

- 1994