Hard-Won Lessons in the Entrepreneurial Journey

Editor’s Note: Spencer Powers, Co-Founder and President of Lightelligence, offers GSA Forum readers a primer for assessing what it takes to start an entrepreneurial tech venture. With a degree in economics from Boston College, an MBA from MIT and a business background, Spencer seems like an unlikely tech entrepreneur. Yet, he knew that’s what he wanted to do, especially after he met one of his co-founders, Dr. Yichen Shen, at MIT who was moving toward starting a semiconductor company utilizing photonics technology. The two of them and fellow co-founders, Professor Marin Soljacic and Dr. Huaiyu Meng, founded Lightelligence in 2017. Read More