18 November 2009

Lawrence Walmsley ~ Clean Energy on MP.tv!

Wonderful to have MIT alumnus and MIT $100K Lead Organizer Emeritus Lawrence Walmsley on MaximizingProgress.tv tonight! With UN-connected parents, he lived a very cosmopolitan youth, growing up in Peru, India, Brazil, and Paraguay. Then inspired at a young age to be an astronaut, Lawrence studied engineering at Princeton. Waylaid by Goldman Sachs and banking temporarily, he ended up at MIT Sloan and Harvard's Kennedy School pursuing dual-degrees. While at MIT, he co-led the MIT $100K business plan competition with then doctoral student Jason Fuller -- and, in fact, was instrumental in doubling the size of the Competition from the then $50K prize fund to today's $100K! After schooling, Lawrence joined premier global strategy consultancy McKinsey, and today is in their cleantech and energy innovation practice. Fantastic to have Lawrence share his experiences with us tonight. And I personally very much look forward to seeing what entrepreneurial directions he heads into next...

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