Interview: Windmill Smart Air Conditioner CEO + Co-Founder Mike Mayer

Insight on the design-forward appliance that addresses air quality, energy consumption and efficiency

Whether through an industrial design lens or by a technical innovation angle, not much had happened regarding window air conditioning units until Windmill launched in 2020. In contrast to most AC brands, they did not buy a ready-made machine from one of the handful of factories that produce for most of the major players and slap a label on it. Instead, they designed, engineered and produced …

The First-Ever Free Techstars Startup Weekend Remote USA

Results from 54 hours of business development regarding Covid-19 relief

From 24 to 26 April, global investment platform Techstars (a certified B Corporation that aims to support entrepreneurs through mentorships, events and accelerators) brought their contributions and capabilities to a new level. With their first-ever free, national Startup Weekend Remote USA—a development born from their highly sought-after 54-hour weekend incubator—dozens of successful founders and C-suite mentors signed on to mobilize tech entrepreneurs in the fight against …

Interview: Tender Greens CEO Denyelle Bruno

An attentive, passionate leader on a mission to achieve gender parity by 2020

Over the last two decades, Denyelle Bruno developed, scaled and enhanced retail operations for Apple, Drybar, Peet’s Coffee & Tea and others. For the tech giant, she conceptualized and launched their first 25 stores; for the hairstyling company, she opened 55. Today, Bruno helms the Los Angeles-based fine-casual restaurant brand Tender Greens. As CEO since mid-2018, she’s helped with strategic expansion and crossed milestone earnings. …