Episode 29 & 30: Farukh Aslam

The Hotel of the Future

From the podcast room in The Sinclair Hotel in Downtown Fort Worth, meet the engineer turned hospitality leader. Farukh Aslam is changing hotels by using low voltage power over ethernet, making The Sinclair 30% more efficient than other hotels. He is using smart sensors and dc powered LED lighting to reduce electricity usage in this century old art deco building. But The Sinclair is only the beginning, Aslam wants to take the technologies he's developed here in Fort Worth to the world.

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Episode 18: The Wellies

The Welman Project

Meet the innovative minds that are repurposing surplus materials to "fill a classroom, not a landfill." Vanessa and Taylor are life-long best friends that started a non-profit called The Welman Project. Through creativity, they find ways to take the waste output from corporations and adapt it for use in the classroom. The Welman Project were also past winners of the United Way's KERNEL competition for programs fostering ideas to solve community issues. 

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Episode 17: Brad Hunstable

Electrifying Funkytown 

A father and son tinkering in their garage led to an invention that will reduce global energy consumption, all based on the same principles that power the windmills that dot the Texas prairies. Brad Hunstable, co-founder of Linear Labs, wants to make Fort Worth the "Electrification Capital of the World." His plan to build a smarter energy company is one that will change the way we power the world, all from their home base here in "Fort Worth/Dallas." 

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Episode 10: Tyler Sickels

Greenhouse of the future

Tyler Sickels

Plants grow best under red and blue light. What if you could convert sunlight from all colors of the spectrum into red and blue to decrease harvest time, increase crop yields and improve plant quality? Tyler Sickels' company SolGro licensed technology from the University of Texas at Arlington to help farmers do exactly that through a special greenhouse material that uses nanoparticles to transform sunlight.

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