”Failure is the fuel for my fire.
In the fourth episode of Disruption: How We Find Energy, Create Energy and Use Energy, we’re exploring entrepreneurship.
Peter and CBC business journalist Tony Seskus talk to three entrepreneurs going all in on green energy technology: Amanda Hall, CEO of Summit Nanotech; Apoorv Sinha, CEO of Carbon Upcycling; and Grant Strem, Chair and CEO of Proton Energy. From their eureka moments to their hardest days to the successes they’re most proud of, these change-makers speak frankly about the highs and tolls of the entrepreneurial life. It’s an insight into what it takes on a personal level to be part of the energy transition.
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Find out more about the other episodes:
ep. 1 — Stairway to Hell
ep. 2 — Lost Jobs, Retooled Lives and a Greener Future
ep. 3 — Big Bucks and Business in the Energy Transition
ep. 5 — The Next Generation
A rocket-powered entrepreneur
Our inspiration for this episode is Max Valier, the subject of Rocket Man. An early pioneer of rocket-powered travel, Max Valier is an example of the kind of bravado, entrepreneurial spirit and wild ideas required to alter the course of history.