Innovator Stories

Donnel Baird ’13CBS, Founder and CEO of BlocPower

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.

Dive in:

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.

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