The Energy CFO partners volunteer 10% of their time annually in support of people, projects, and organizations in the business communities where we work. We focus our efforts on our interests in mentoring and coaching students and new entrepreneurs, promoting entrepreneurship, helping incubate and accelerate new energy economy innovations, providing CEO and executive leadership and advisory services to boards, educating groups about financial topics, supporting economic empowerment, advancing female founders (science, technology, energy, chemicals, manufacturing) and promoting women working in the energy and finance industry.
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MENTORING FOUNDERS & ENTREPRENEURS
The Energy CFO served as a strategic business mentor to the first student startup energy team, In-Line Innovations, competing for $100,000 in The University of San Antonio's ("UTSA") Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship ("CITE") fall 2013 competition.
In-Line Innovations was led by female founder / UTSA Senior, Raquel Stark. The team of business and engineering students developed a precision pig for pigging "unpiggable" crude refined products pipelines typically found in refineries (basically these are small pipes with lots of bends - imagine putting the barbell looking piece equipment in the photo in a small pipe).
In-Line Innovations placed 2nd in UTSA Cite Competition in 2013 and they received an offer to buy the technology from investors the next day!
OTHER WAYS WE VOLUNTEER OUR TIME
Serving as Advisors to Boards and Startups.
Judging startup competitions, student investor pitches, and entrepreneurial business plans.
Serving as Tech CFO Advisor to SAAS and B2B Technology Startups for Realco Seed Fund Program (associated with Geekdom's collaborative tech coworking ecosystem).
Educating Houston's Gulf Coast Society of Petroleum Engineers' Petroleum Engineers in Transition about launching, leading, and funding early-stage oil and gas extraction, engineering and construction, oilfield services, digital oilfield, and oil and gas software/tech companies. The video is on our Youtube channel.
Serving as a mentor to women both formally and informally in Houston and San Antonio through the Business Journal's BizWomen Mentoring Monday events, Women's Energy Network, and Pink Petro.
Minerva Work Solutions was founded by 3 world class Ph.D. I/O Psychologist dedicated to making work meaningful and effective. Minerva's founders have decades of experience helping individuals and organizations succeed in high risk & high-stress environments. They've helped organizations large and small, and in industries from energy to space exploration reach their goals while helping make their employees lives more meaningful.