We’re proud to say three of those visionaries participated in DukeEngage while they were undergraduates.
- Scott Martin, Principal, 8 Rivers Capital: Scott has been developing the NET Power project, a $150 million JV with Toshiba to build a novel natural gas-burning power plant that captures all of its own carbon emissions at no added cost. Built near Houston, the plant is now in testing phase. Scott participated in DukeEngage-Mombasa, Kenya in 2012.
- Daisy Jing, Banish, Founder: Daisy Jing, who grew up struggling with cystic-like acne, founded Banish four years ago as an all-natural, organic alternative for customers with skin problems who were previously offered harsh cures like benzoyl peroxide. Entirely bootstrapped, Banish expects $3.5 million in revenue this year, and its Acne Channel on YouTube has more than 200,000 subscribers. Daisy participated in DukeEngage-Durham in 2009.
- Hannah Sieber, EcoFlow Tech Co-Founder: EcoFlow is the company behind the RIVER mobile power station — a sturdy, water-resistant battery pack with 114,000 mAh/412Wh capacity holds charge for 1 year, rated for 500 cycles. Max 500 w output is strong enough to power a mini-fridge for 10 hours. Now for sale at Home Depot. Hannah participated in DukeEngage-Nicaragua in 2011.
Sieber and Martin were also profiled by the team at the Duke Energy Initiative.