Shining a Light for Those In Need
We are chatting with Andrea Sreshta, co-founder, LuminAID
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
11:00 a.m. Central (12:00 noon Eastern) time
how does it work?
Participants use tchat.io or twubs.com to follow the conversation using the hashtag #weggchat. The purpose of the chat is to educate women entrepreneurs and business owners on how to grow global. In the last five minutes of our chat, all participants are invited to share their “140 character” elevator pitch on their businesses.
Meet Andrea Sreshta
Andrea Sreshta is a co-founder of LuminAID, a company dedicated to innovative renewable energy solutions for humanitarian aid and outdoor recreation. The LuminAID light has been sold to individuals and organizations in more than 70 countries. Outreach projects with NGO partners have put more than 30,000 donated lights on-the-ground for use in charitable projects around the world and after disasters. The company won the John Edwardson Social New Venture Challenge in 2012. Andrea and her business partner, Anna Stork, are the inventors of LuminAID's patented solar inflatable light technology. LuminAID was featured on ABC's Shark Tank in 2015, received offers from all 5 Sharks, and made a deal with Mark Cuban, the company's first investor. Andrea holds a B.A. from Yale University, a Master's in Architecture from Columbia University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.