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Monday, February 15, 2016

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Sean Grundy, Co-Founder of Bevi & the MIT Water Club: The Water Startup World

February 18, 2016 // 4:30-5:30 PM

MIT 3-133

Lecture will be followed by refreshments at Firebrand Saints

Sean Grundy, a 2013 Sloan alum and co-founder of the MIT Water Club, will speak about his experience starting up Bevi (formerly Refresh) right out of school.  Bevi is redesigning the beverage supply chain with machines that purify water and make customized drinks in seconds. Their system vastly cuts the cost and carbon footprint of beverages.  Hear about the resources and opportunities Sean took advantage of while at MIT and the Boston area, and the challenges of the start-up world post-graduation.   Bevi has just raised $6.5M, so come hear about what Sean and Bevi have planned for 2016 at the lecture, then join the MIT Water Club with Sloan’s Net Impact, Sustainability Initiative and SEID at Firebrand Saints for refreshments! More details can be found on our website here.

Marcus Gay, NEWIN's Executive Director: Local Water Innovation with Global Impact

March 1, 2016 // 4:30-5:30 PM

Location TBD

Mr. Marcus Gay is the Executive Director of NEWIN (New England Water Innovation Network) – the water-innovation and industry cluster organization servicing water-sector members in the Northeastern US and he is founder of the innovation and insight services firm Novus Technical Services, LLC. Mr. Gay is a leading innovation and business strategy consultant with expertise in the oil & gas, renewable energy and water sectors and has worked in Massachusetts within the water, energy and environmental services industry for over 15 years. Through his work in technology development and as a consultant for clients in the oil and gas and renewable energy sectors, Mr. Gay is able to provide a balanced and comprehensive view of water-innovation, the challenges and opportunities across the US landscape.

In this Water Club lecture, Mr Gay will discuss how water innovation can be defined and measured at every stage right from technology development to market engagement. He will also talk about case-studies of companies which originated from the New England region over the last few decades. More details can be found on our website here.
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