CEO of Sonali Bioplastics, USA
Mariam Ispahani started her entrepreneurial journey in college. She has always been passionate about innovative technologies and social causes. She has been in several startups and is the founder of two startups in the renewable space. Arya Solar, is a startup focused on renewable energy and has installed solar systems in Asia and Africa. Sonali Bioplastics is a startup which works to solve the pollution problem with biobased products. Mariam’s professional career has taken her through a variety of fields in the startup space in Silicon Valley and globally. She completed her higher education in the USA and a Private Pilot License. Mariam is a published author, speaks multiple languages, and has traveled extensively.
Session: Renewable Space
Renewable Startup Journey
Being an entrepreneur has its challenges which are amplified when you embark on a new market. There are a few early adopters, but most people tend to be skeptical. Facing resistance is a path I know well in the renewable space. The key is to overcome the challenges and to be resilient. My presentation is about the journey which took me from solar energy to bioplastics in places not ready to adapt to new technologies.
- Learn about the challenges an entrepreneur faces in the renewable space
- Learn how to overcome challenges against the odds as an entrepreneur in the renewable space
- Gain an understanding about the renewable space in South Asia focused on, solar energy and bioplastics
- Be introduced to ways to promote a greener environment through new technologies
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