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