CEO and co-founder, SEaB Energy
Sandra Sassow is the CEO and co-founder of SEaB Energy. SEaB Energy was founded with the purpose of working towards a future in which cities or remote communities can capitalise on their waste to create renewable sources of energy and curb the negative impacts of waste collection processes. SEaB Energy’s shipping container devices can be placed behind community locations such as grocery stores and hospitals, where they use bacteria to anaerobically digest organic waste created at that location and produce usable fertiliser, electricity and water as a result. Sandra’s effort in being a role model for women in business innovation and actively influencing the green tech sector through both technological and business development has been globally recognised and appraised with several awards and nominations, the most recent being an invitation to participate, with 15 other entrepreneurs, in the first Unreasonable Goals accelerator program - a public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of State and Unreasonable Group – having SEaB Energy representing Global Goal number 13, Climate Change (from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals). This September, Sandra collected the Spotlight on Women in STEM at the Women in Business Awards and was shortlisted ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the Investor Allstars Awards. Through Sandra, SEaB Energy was featured in CNBC, BBC and WIRED and was selected from over 500 applicants by the NASA-backed sustainability initiative, ‘LAUNCH: Beyond Waste,’ as a provider of a global game-changing technology to address climate change. Additionally, Sandra is Business Director of the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership, member of WeConnect and the Chartered Institute of Waste Managers and mentor of Southampton Science Park Catalyst Program. Sandra combines her professional activities with an active family life as mother of four and enjoys horseback riding in her spare time.