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Mothusi Pahl

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Title: Chief Commercial Officer
Company: B3Bar Holdings
Event Date: April 7, 2021
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Mothusi Pahl

Spring Board: A UCSC Founder’s Path on Driving Change in Heavy Industry

Mothusi Pahl is the Chief Commercial Officer at B3Bar Holdings and WORK Technologies and holds a joint appointment as the Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He has founded/cofounded multiple startups including the data contextualization company Ondaka and the derivatives analytics company OIS Capital. He has successfully introduced new hardware and software technologies into several heavy industry verticals including: Mining, Oil & Gas and Electrical Utilities. He holds several patents in the fields of power generation and waste heat recovery and has an extensive background in the development and management of power engineering and field service companies.

Recently appointed to the National Science Foundation’s SBIR Phase I review committee, Mothusi serves on multiple boards including Altroleum (UK), G&R Fund (FR), and the Coro Center (US). A regular speaker at conferences exploring the intersection of technology and heavy industry, Mothusi has an MBA with distinction in Environmental and Land Use Law from Yale University. He did his undergraduate work in Economics and Mathematics at UC Santa Cruz and is an alumn and active advisor in top ranked startup accelerator programs including StartX (Stanford University) and Alchemist (Khosla/GE).

Mothusi’s Top Ten Books 

  1. Competing Against Luck, Clayton Christensen
  2. Pitch Anything, Oren Klaff
  3. Four Steps to the Epiphany, Steven Blank
  4. Caste, Isabel Wilkerson
  5. The First 90 Days, Michael Watkins
  6. When Genius Failed, Roger Lowenstein
  7. The Prize, Daniel Yergin
  8. Creating Great Choices, Riel Martin
  9. Buy then Build, Walker Deibel
  10. The Wind-up Bird Chronicle, Haruki Murakami (fiction)

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