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Mike Hart, Sierra Energy
Successful entrepreneur and visionary, Mike Hart, is an articulate and engaging speaker who’s been invited to speak at the White House, the Pentagon,Industry and Greentech Conferences, to name a few. Mike is the President and CEO of Sierra Energy, a waste gasification and renewable energy company he founded in 2004. Mr. Hart also serves as the CEO of the Sierra Railroad Company, providing passenger and freight rail service, heavy construction, and industrial logistics.
Prior to acquiring Sierra Railroad, Mike acted as a management consultant with clients such as FMC, NASA (Mars Mission), TRW, Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, GM, and worked with Steve Jobs on a DOD project at NeXT. Mr. Hart has also created a variety of software tools for the predictive analysis of future weapon systems for the Department of Defense. Mr. Hart is a graduate of U.C. Davis, where he frequently lectures
6:00 Networking, Food and Live Music
7:00 Fireside Chat
Hosted By Rich Foreman, Director of Startup Grind Sacramento
Sacramento Chapter Director Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Rich Foreman is the founding director of the Sacramento Chapter of Startup Grind. In his day job, Rich is the CEO of Apptology. He leads Apptology with 20 years of experience in leadership, engineering, mobile application development and sales. Rich has a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Washington, an MPA from Troy State University and was an officer in the U.S. Navy. Rich recently co-authored his first book, “Tap into the Mobile Economy." His blog has been listed in the top 20 Mobile Marketing Blogs of 2014. He has been featured on KCRA3, NEWS10, Tech AM PowerDrive, SiliconIndia, the Sacramento Business Journal, and the Sacramento Bee.
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