Jonathan Cedar, BioLite

We talk to Jonathan Cedar, founder and CEO of BioLite Energy, about developing consumer hardware and building a business through what BioLite calls "parallel innovation."

While working as a design engineer at Smart Design, Jonathan and BioLite cofounder Alec Drummond prototyped an efficient, wood burning camp stove. After learning more about the global need for smoke reduction in home cooking stoves, they eventually built BioLite into a company that serves two distinct markets. We hear a bit about what it takes to maintain these two paths, and a few of the challenges along the way.

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Jonathan with a BioLite prototype  in  2015.

Jonathan with a BioLite prototype in 2015.