ANDREA SRESHTA^^Co-founder of LuminAID Lab
Andrea Sreshta '11 GSAPP is a second-year student in Chicago Booth’s Full-Time MBA Program and co-founder of LuminAID Lab, a company dedicated to innovative renewable energy solutions for humanitarian aid. The company's first product, the LuminAID light is a low-cost, portable solar light designed for use in disaster relief situations as well as for the commercial camping marketplace. The LuminAID light has been sold to individuals in more than 25 different countries around the world, and outreach projects with NGO partners have put more than 10,000 donated lights on-the-ground in more than 15 countries including Haiti, India, Laos and the Philippines. The company was awarded the 100k Early Stage Prize in 2013 through the Clean Energy Trust in Chicago and the U.S. Department of Energy and was named the winner of Booth's John Edwardson Social New Venture Challenge in 2012. Andrea and her business partner, Anna Stork, were named Toyota Mothers of Invention at the 2014 Women in the World Summit. LuminAID was featured on ABC's Shark Tank in 2015 and received offers from all 5 of the Sharks and took a deal from the billionaire investor Mark Cuban. Sreshta previously worked in and studied design and architecture. She earned a bachelor's degree from Yale University and a Master's in Architecture from Columbia University prior to attending Booth.