In this CBS Startup Stories episode, hear about how Donnel Baird went from a community and political organizer who didn’t know the first thing about business to the founder and CEO of BlocPower, which recently closed on $63M of funding for its work analyzing and financing green construction projects in urban buildings.
0:33 – How Columbia Business School took Baird from zero to 60.
0:49 – What the future of the renewable energy market looks like.
1:17 – Get Baird’s advice for early-stage entrepreneurs (like: don’t be too deferential!)
2:28 – Columbia resources like the Lang Fund and Columbia Startup Lab that helped him launch.