Kathy Hannun on Going From Moonshot Idea To Startup, Geothermal Energy, & Google X | Evolve 058


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Kathy Hannun is Co-Founder & President of Dandelion Energy. Kathy has spent the last decade focused on finding “Moonshots,” which are business opportunities that harness technology for large-scale positive impact for millions, even billions, of people. Starting as a rapid evaluator at Google X's moonshot factory, she took the leap at a moonshot idea for reducing fossil-powered heating costs and carbon emissions with earth powered geothermal energy.

Most recently, this innovative startup has raised $30 million in funding from top venture capitalists like Bill Gate's Breakthrough Energy Ventures, set a new standard for geothermal quality and cost-effectiveness, and empowered homeowners to avoid over 100 million pounds of carbon emissions and counting.

Full show notes and worksheets can be found here: evolvethe.world/episodes/kathy-hannun

What You Will Learn In This Episode:

  • How to identify and validate moonshot ideas
  • How to create an MVP for a moonshot idea
  • Dandelion's 3 innovations that make it successful in the energy market
  • How much a founder should disclose about their personal life during fundraising
  • Why risk taking is necessary to solve global problems

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