San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Shark Tank Viewing Party featuring LuminAID
Will or won’t “the sharks” bite? Andrea Sreshta and Anna Stork, co-founders of Chicago-based LuminAID, will present their solar powered inflatable light invention to the distinguished panel of potential investors known as “the Sharks” on ABC’s popular show, Shark Tank, on . The show airs at /8 p.m. CT on ABC and Chicago-area students, entrepreneurs, investors, members of the media, and fans of the popular show are invited to watch the episode live at a “Shark Tank Viewing Party featuring LuminAID” held at Chicago Booth’s Gleacher Center on . Doors open at and pizza, popcorn, candy, beer, and wine will be served.
Chicago Booth’s Gleacher Center
450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr., Chicago
6th floor - Room 621
This event is co-hosted by ComEd, the Clean Energy Trust, the Social Enterprise Initiative at Chicago Booth, and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Chicago Booth. Come meet the LuminAID co-founders and find out if they make a deal with the Sharks...or not. Registration is free and open to the public. Families and kids welcome, too!
If you are unable to make it or plan to watch the show from home, please join the conversation:
@LuminAIDLab, @ComEd, @CleanEnergyTrst, @BoothSEI, @PolskyCenter, @ChicagoBooth, #ChicagoNVC
When we think of our most basic human needs, we often think of food, water and shelter. But when architecture graduate students Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta were asked to design a product to assist post-earthquake relief efforts in Haiti, they considered the dangerous conditions at night in the tent cities and turned their attention to another critical need: light. They designed the LuminAID light to be easily distributed in time of need by packing and shipping flat. To date, through partnerships with NGO’s and relief organizations, LuminAID has assisted thousands of women and children by providing access to light in dangerous situations. Through the Give Light, Get Light program, people who purchase a special LuminAID light for themselves and simultaneously sponsor one to help make light more accessible and sustainable for all. Learn more at:www.luminaid.com.
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Clean Energy Trust
Clean Energy Trust is a non-profit based in Chicago that works with innovators to bring scientific and technological advancements to market that change how the world consumes, generates, and reuses energy and natural resources. Our goal is to identify, fund, and support promising new technologies at critical, early stages.