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Slava Solonitsyn, CEO & Co-Founder of Mighty Buildings
Episode 4313th September 2021 • Startups for Good • Miles Lasater
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Slava Solonitsyn is an accomplished investor, entrepreneur, inventor, co-founder, and CEO of Mighty Buildings, a construction technology company creating beautiful, affordable, and sustainable homes using 3D-printing, advanced materials, and robotic automation. Mighty Buildings is based in Oakland, CA and is backed by several notable International and Silicon Valley tech investors, including Khosla Ventures, Zeno Ventures, and Y Combinator.

Mighty Buildings has a near-zero waste production process, preventing 1,100 - 2,000 kg of CO2 emission per 3D-printed home. We are committed to achieving Net-Zero by 2028 - making our company 22 years ahead of the construction industry.

Not only are we certified under California's Factory Built Housing program to build units using 3D-printing, but we are also the first company to achieve certification under the UL 3401 standard for evaluating building structures and assemblies.

“Tolerance to risk in Silicon Valley is absolutely one of the key advantages” 

- Slava Solonitsyn

Today on Startups for Good we cover:

  • New innovations in 3D printing homes
  • How to select the first market to enter with an new invention
  • Managing former founders differently than start up employees
  • The difference between the Silicon Valley ecosystem and other ecosystems
  • Cultivating innovation is a regulated industry
  • How to level up as a founder
  • Admitting you’re wrong
  • Lean culture
  • Discussing mission internally
  • Building partnerships

The books that were discussed on today’s episode were:

No Rules Rule by Reed Hastings and Erin Meyer

Radical Candor by Kim Scott

Books by Jim Collins

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