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Pushing the Boundaries of Nanotechnology Through Fireproof Innovation

John Sviokla

Mike Francis, CEO and Co-Founder of NanoTech, Inc., is pushing the boundaries of nanotechnology on a mission to fireproof the state of California and reduce energy waste. His product Nano Shield––the market-leading technology enabler for passive fire protection and insulation––gives him the means to attain such a lofty goal. Not only is Nano Shield a fireproofing and insulative coating, but it can also be used as a powdered additive to drywall, paints, plastics, and more.

Nanotechnology - the use of matter on a near-atomic scale - is transforming industrial practices. In a time of pervasive global demand, the technology is deemed to catalyze the next technological revolution, promising to reduce global energy consumption, solve significant health problems, and advance clean energy solutions.

In this discussion, host John Sviokla will sit down with Mike to discuss the next frontier of nanotechnology and clean energy innovation. In addition, they will unpack the power of corporate-startup partnerships and the most important lessons of entrepreneurship. 

Speaker Bio: Mike Francis is an entrepreneur on a mission to fireproof the world and reduce energy consumption. He is the CEO and co-founder of NanoTech Inc., the market-leading technology enabler for passive fire protection and insulation. What sets NanoTech’s spray-on coatings apart from others in the industry is that they are eco-friendly, long-lasting, and easy to use. Before founding Nanotech, Mike held roles in product management and management consulting at Halliburton and Verisei Consulting. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from Rice University and a Bachelors of Science in Computer Systems from Texas A&M University.