Startup Founder Story: Steve Wilcenski of BNNano
Material Scientist and Chemist Steve Wilcenski and his partner Jason Taylor have worked together for more than 20 years. They’ve dedicated their careers to developing new materials and emerging technologies, but they always talked about starting their own business.
In 2016, the entrepreneurs began researching Boron Nitride Nanotubes and their possible uses across multiple industries. “We dove into figuring out how to make the product, because we knew if we could do it, there would be a market for it,” said Steve. After about nine months of research, we felt comfortable enough to jumpstart BNNano, Inc.”
At the start of 2017, Steve and Jason were fortunate enough to have the seed money they needed thanks to 2 Angel Investors and investors from a friends and family round who believed in their idea…