On Monday, May 11th, the White House will bring together emerging entrepreneurs from across the United States and around the world to highlight the importance of investing in women and young entrepreneurs to create innovative solutions to some of the world’s toughest challenges, including poverty, climate change, extremism, as well as access to education and healthcare.
One of the presenting entrepreneurs at the event will be Felipe Gomez del Campo, the recent winner of multiple awards at this year’s Clean Energy Challenge. Felipe won the Advanced Aviation Prize ($50k) sponsored by United Airlines, Boeing, & UOP Honeywell as well as the Department of Energy Student Prize ($50k). Through the Department of Energy, Felipe will go on to compete and represent the Midwest at the National Clean Energy Student Business Plan Competition in Washington DC on June 24th.
Originally from Mexico City, Felipe Gomez del Campo founded FGC Plasma Solutions in 2013 and is currently a junior at Case Western Reserve University. From a research project started at a high school science fair to launching it into a company, Felipe is focused on improving the safety and efficiency of jet engines with a plasma assisted fuel injector.
Felipe’s research has found that his product can result in a 10 percent decrease in fuel consumption which will result in significant savings, reduce harmful gas emissions for both jet engines on airliners and industrial gas turbines used to generate power. As a recent recipient of a regional prize in the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition, Felipe plans to further test and develop the injector at both the NASA Glenn Research Center.
Felipe’s efforts to expand his business have benefited from an ecosystem of innovation, mentorship and capital. Felipe aspires to help set up a similar entrepreneurial ecosystem in Mexico as well to afford Mexican entrepreneurs the chance to develop their innovative ideas. Felipe also serves as President and co-founder of the Case Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.
The White House entrepreneur will feature talented entrepreneurs as well as stars from the hit ABC series “Shark Tank”.
Join us in cheering on Felipe and watch this event live, visit >www.whitehouse.gov/live< at 2:00 pm ET
- Mark Cuban, Investor on “Shark Tank” & Owner of the Dallas Mavericks
- Barbara Corcoran, Investor on “Shark Tank” & Founder of Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners
- Daymond John, Investor on “Shark Tank” & CEO and Founder of FUBU
- Tony Elumelu, Founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation
- Antonio Gracias, Founder of Valor Equity Partners
- Julie Hanna, Founder of Kiva