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What does it take to move a Start Up into a thriving company? What are the obstacles to overcome being an under 30 woman CEO?

What does it take to move a Start Up into a thriving company? What are the obstacles to overcome being an under 30 woman CEO?

Come hear Allison Lami Sawyer tell us how she got past her entrepreneurship professor telling her "You know you aren't good enough, right? You need to get a real CEO." Two years later, with $2.4 million in projected revenue from military and industrial contracts, she is proving him wrong. With a master's degree in nanoscale physics, come hear her journey from student to CEO.

We congratulate Allison for winning the Wall Street Journal startup of the year for 2013!

Featured Speaker(s)

Allison Lami Sawyer is the CEO and co-founder of Rebellion Photonics, an advanced optics company spun out of Rice University in 2009. Rebellion Photonics is commercializing their unique snap-shot hyperspectral imaging technology that is used for chemical imaging video cameras for industries such as safety, defense, and biological research. In 2012, the company launched its Gas Cloud Imaging camera for continuous monitoring of dangerous gas leaks for the oil and gas industry. The unique Gas Cloud Imaging camera images gas leaks in real-time so that leaks can be fixed more quickly while at the same time dramatically reducing false alarms caused by traditional point detectors.

Schedule of Events

6pm-6:30pm Networking and light bites
6:30pm-8:00pm Speaker and Q&A
8:00pm-8:30pm Networking