Andrea Sreshta is co-founder of LuminAID, a company that makes solar-rechargeable, inflatable lights used for emergency relief or camping and outdoor recreation. She is also an MBA student at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
In February 2015, Sreshta and co-founder Anna Stork accepted a $200,000 investment from Mark Cuban on Season 6 of ‘Shark Tank.’ Previously, LuminAID won the Early Stage Prize at the Clean Energy Challenge in Chicago in 2013. Both Stork and Sreshta were named Toyota Mothers of Invention at the Women in the World Summit in New York in 2014.
Sreshta met Stork while studying graduate architecture at Columbia University. The two came up with the idea for LuminAID together for a class assignment on developing a product to help earthquake relief in Haiti in 2010.
She has a master’s in architecture from Columbia and a bachelor’s in the same field from Yale University. She is originally from Houston and lives in Chicago.