Help us solve a $20 billion/year problem.
That’s how much shrimp farmers spend feeding their shrimp each year. More precisely, it is how much farmers guess that their shrimp need to eat. They guess because shrimp grow in turbid waters, so farmers have no idea how many shrimp are being fed. We are going to take the guess work out of feeding by supplying farmers with low cost sonar arrays powered by algorithms developed by Dr. Suzan Shahrestani, an expert in the use of imaging systems in fisheries science and the co-founder of Minnowtech.
We’re well financed, have a great network into shrimp farms around the world, and are supported by a team of sonar engineers, aquaculture experts, and seasoned entrepreneurs. What we are missing is an Engineer with about six years of Design for Manufacturing experience who has participated in taking a product from concept to full commercial launch. If that’s you, we’d love to talk with you about leading our product development. It’d be a real bonus if you have formal training as an electrical engineer, if you’ve designed small production volume electronic products and if you understand the basics of image analysis.
Minnowtech has facilities in Hawaii, so you can count on a few trips there, as well as to shrimp farms in other parts of the world. It won’t be extensive travel, you’ll spend most of your time in Baltimore, but you will need to have a passport and no restrictions on your ability to visit countries in equatorial climates.
We’re ready to hire today but if you need a few weeks to tie up loose ends with your current employer then we’ll work with you on that.
Minnowtech is a portfolio company of Early Charm Ventures, LLC, a Startup Studio founded in 2012 in the Charm City (Baltimore) that converts science to business. We specialize in taking brilliant scientific discoveries made at universities and turning them into companies focused on growth. We don't chase quick exits. We build companies that create sustainable value.
Send details of your experience converting a concept into a commercial product to Kelli Booth, Principal, email@example.com