Reinventing established industries is difficult and even often impossible, however Kathy Hannun and the team at Dandelion is doing just that. They have set up to make Geothermal a viable solution for many people throughout the country. They are innovating by creating new machines to install geothermal, making better equipment for customers, and finding unique funding solutions to make the technology affordable to install and use for the future.
In the episode Kathy shares how you can apply the same principles as Alphabet X / Google X use in their business to innovation and invent in your own business. She also shares how taking big risk can open up new possibilities that you thought were impossible!
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About Kathy Hannun
Kathy is the co-founder and CEO at Dandelion, a fast-growing spinout of Alphabet’s X.
Previously, Kathy was a product manager and Rapid Evaluator at Alphabet's X. Prior to Dandelion, Kathy led a team that created technology to extract carbon dioxide from seawater to create carbon-neutral fuel.
Kathy has been recognized as one of Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business, one of Albany Business Review's 40 under 40, and as a Leader of Tomorrow. Kathy graduated from Stanford with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and M.S. in Computer Science.