🗹 Age and Entrepreneurship: The perception of young founders as the most successful is challenged by research showing that older entrepreneurs have a higher probability of success due to their experience and ability to persevere through failures.
🗹 Energy Industry Transformation: The energy industry is undergoing significant changes, transitioning from centralized to decentralized production. Startups play a crucial role in innovation and helping incumbent companies adapt to the evolving landscape.
🗹 Energy Challenges: Energy shortages and availability are major concerns as the industry shifts to renewable sources. Intermittent energy production from solar and wind requires effective energy storage solutions and demand flexibility.
🗹 Role of Startups: Startups contribute to solving challenges in the energy sector by developing infrastructure, connecting IoT-enabled devices, and aligning energy consumption with renewable availability and prices.
🗹 Golden Age of Startups: The current era offers favorable conditions for startups with lower entry barriers, globalized access to talent, accelerators, incubators, and a growing gig economy. It's an exciting time for innovation and entrepreneurship.
Episode 123 Summary:
In this episode 123 of "Failing to Success", Shwan Lamei, CEO of Emulate Energy, shares insights into entrepreneurship, the energy industry, and the role of startups. He challenges the notion that young founders are the most successful, highlighting that older entrepreneurs have a higher probability of success due to their experience and resilience. The energy industry is undergoing a transformation, and startups are crucial in driving innovation and assisting incumbent companies in adapting to decentralized production. Challenges in the sector include energy shortages and the need for effective storage solutions and demand flexibility. Emulate Energy focuses on connecting IoT-enabled devices and aligning energy consumption with renewable availability and prices. Lamei believes this is the golden age of startups, with favorable conditions and a need for disruptive innovation.
Shwan Lamei from Emulate Energy: https://emulate.energy/
Chad Kaleky from Cosmic Design: https://www.cosmicdesign.io/
00:00:19 Starting at 40
00:03:01 The Energy Crisis
00:05:42 Advice to New Entrepreneurs
00:07:48 Contact Shwan