Will McLeod is a Mechanical Engineer/Product Designer who Co-Founded a patented smart-glass technology company, SmarterShade Inc. He has studied entrepreneurship, computer science, and optics to supplement his M.S., B.S. and B.A. degrees. He has also been successful in winning more than a dozen business plan competitions, federal and local grants, and other fundraising efforts that have totaled more than $1M in funding. He has also served as the Principal Investigator on 3 grants and currently serves as CTO of Keen Home, an Internet of Things start-up.

Work Samples

  • FlipLite

  • Laptop Display Security for Best Buy

  • Keen Vent

Work History

  • Tech Co-Founder

    • Keen Home Inc.
    • 2013 - Present (1 year)

    Co-founder of a Techstars company; creating connected devices for the home.

  • Founder

    • SmarterShade
    • 2007 - Jan 2013 (5 years 2 months)

    Invent, research and prototype smart glass technologies.

  • Engineer I

    • Design Resources
    • 2006 - 2008 (2 years)

    Pro/Engineer solid and surface modeling
    Researched, designed, sourced and molded
    products from concept to production

Education

  • University of Notre Dame

    • M.S. ESTEEM
    • 2009 - 2010
  • University of Notre Dame

    • B.S. Mechanical Engineering
    • 2004 - 2009
  • University of Notre Dame

    • B.A. Product Design
    • 2004 - 2009

Specialties

Awards

<b>National Science Foundation</b> - Grant ($750,000) <b>NCIIA</b> - Grant ($14,300) <br><b>Indiana Collegiate Idol</b> - First Place ($10,000) <br><b>McCloskey Business Plan Competition</b> - Grand Prize ($15,000)<br><b>McCloskey Business Plan Competition</b> - Best Undergraduate ($1,000)<br><b>Engineering Venture Plan</b> - First Place ($2,500)<br>

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