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Third Annual Entrepreneurship Networking Event

Come talk Entrepreneurship with your fellow students

The eLab is excited to announce our Fall 2015 Networking Event.  Don't miss this opportunity to network with your fellow students who are excited about entrepreneurship.  Those interested in exploring or developing their own business will be able share ideas and expertise in an informal setting. Please come and join us at 5:30 and enjoy complimentary food and drink.

Featuring special guest speaker Jonathan Cedar, CEO and Co-Founder of BioLite:

  • 2011 The St Andrews Prize for the Environment
  • 2011 America's Top Social Entrepreneurs, BusinessWeek
  • 2012 & 2014 Innovation By Design Award, Fast Company

Jonathan Cedar, CEO and co-founder, BioLite

Jonathan Cedar is CEO and co-founder of BioLite, a social enterprise that develops and manufactures clean, affordable energy systems for off-grid communities around the world. The company’s first products are wood-burning stoves which reduce toxic smoke emissions by 90% while generating electricity to charge cell phones and LED lights. BioLite follows a model of “parallel innovation” in which it funds the one-time market establishment costs for it’s emerging markets by reinvesting revenue from product sales in US and European recreation markets.

In 2011, Business Week named Jonathan one America’s Top Social Entrepreneurs, and together with BioLite has won the 2012 Tech Awards, 2014 and 2012 Fast Company Innovation By Design Awards, and 2011 St. Andrews Prize for the Environment.

Before starting BioLite, Jonathan was a Senior Design Engineer at Smart Design, a New York based product development consultancy, where he led teams that created consumer durable products ranging from housewares to biomedical devices. Jonathan holds a BA in engineering and environmental science from Dartmouth College.