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Walking away from a promising career at Lockheed to attend MIT was definitely not in the original plan.

But for Dip Patel, it was only the beginning. We discuss his perspective as an immigrant coming to the US from Africa, and how having the steel to jump off of a promising career path led to some thrilling discoveries, and may just power the world.

No, really!

Dip is passionate about solving the world’s energy crisis. His team at Soluna is using modular data centers to help make renewable energy a superpower.

Dip Patel, EIR at MIT and CTO at Soluna

What we talked about:

  • The journey from immigrant to MIT to CEO
  • If you aren’t “all in” you aren’t doing it right
  • Hopping off a career path to pursue your dreams

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About the Author: John Belizaire

John is a versatile CEO and serial entrepreneur who has successfully founded, scaled multiple technology companies over a 20-year career. He is currently the CEO of Soluna, a company helping to shape the future of renewable energy and computing. Before Soluna, John was the founder and CEO of FirstBest, a transformative insurance software company acquired by Guidewire Software and Theory Center, an e-commerce software company acquired by BEA Systems. Before becoming an entrepreneur, John was the lead architect for Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group. John is on the advisory board of several software-as-a-service, data analytics, and insurtech startups. He is the Managing Editor of CEOPLAYBOOK Media LLC, an online publication full of sage advice for first-time founder CEOs. John is also a trustee of Harlem Academy, an independent school in New York.