SolSource is a portable solar-powered stove that enables anyone to cook anywhere under the sun. One of the founders of SolSource (made by One Earth Designs), Dr. Catlin Powers of Burlingame, California, will demonstrate and pitch her eco-friendly (no gas or charcoal needed) and innovative business on Shark Tank on February 11. Powers seeks a $500,000 investment in exchange for 3 percent equity. (SolSource retails for $499; a smaller version is available for $239.) Whether or not the Sharks bite on that $16.6 million evaluation, one thing is for sure, the Sharks are impressed with Powers’ credentials.
After graduating from Wellesley College (BS, Chemistry), Powers earned her Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in Environmental Health from Harvard University. She and her One Earth Designs co-founder Scot Frank hold two solar energy patents. Frank is an MIT grad who works at Google building new products for the company’s “next billion users” (NBU). Powers and Frank both worked as advisers on renewable energy projects for the Clinton Global Initiative. And Scot worked with past guest Shark Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room. New episodes of Shark Tank air Sundays at 10pm on ABC.
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