Our Wildcatalyst Seminars are held on the 4th Thursday of every month from September through May at the UNHI Co-Working Space, 21 Madbury Road, Durham. Presentations begin at 4:30PM followed by beer and networking from 5:30-6:30PM. These events are FREE and open to the public.
February's Wildcatalyst Seminar: Launching (Research-Based) Start-Ups: Cleanfield Capital
February 22, 2018
This month, we are very excited to have Dr. Debarshi Nandy, Associate Professor of Finance at Brandeis University and Co-Founder of Cleanfield Capital as our guest speaker. Dr. Nandy's research interests include everything from entrepreneurial finance and financing of innovation to hedge funds and corporate restructuring. His start-up, Cleanfield Capital, was founded in 2016 and uses a proprietary, innovative financial model to optimize the environmental benefits and commercial value of redeveloping abandoned and potentially contaminated land known as “brownfields.” The company seeks to restore neglected areas and repurpose brownfields into sustainable and productive residential and commercial real estate developments using renewable energy sources.
Dr. Nandy has significant experience with mentoring and advising entrepreneurial firms, and both an academic and practical perspective of entrepreneurship and corporate finance. We are excited to hear about his experiences and the lessons he’s learned translating his research and innovation into a successful business.