New Podcast Episode: Alex Kosyakov of Natrion Talks Batteries For the Future

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Posted on: August 15, 2023

While Natrion CEO Alex Kosaykov, 22, may not technically be a UOI graduate yet, he knows watts up.

On the most recent episode of ‘The Innovations @ Research Park’ podcast, Kosaykov and podcast host Tanmay Shah discussed the young CEO’s startup journey, which stemmed from an early interest in batteries and electrical cars, and their renewable components.

What started off as a hobby for Kosaykov turned into a startup that now employs 19 people and is gaining recognition worldwide, including backing from Mark Cuban.

The two also detailed overcoming some of the challenges that Natrion has faced being a smaller battery startup competing with others with much deeper pockets, and what motivates the CEO to get out of bed in the morning. This is an episode not to miss.

The Innovations @ Research Park podcast highlights the thriving entrepreneurial and corporate innovation culture in Champaign. It is hosted by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign alumnus Tanmay Shah. Subscribe to The Innovations @ Research Park to catch up on the latest innovations and news on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify, or your preferred podcast network.

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