Accidental Entrepreneur

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What began as a startup venture on the UNC Charlotte campus is making global headlines. Entrepreneur extraordinaire Ryan Kennedy ’04 heads Atom Power, an innovative enterprise revolutionizing electrical vehicle charging technology, which last year received endorsement and investment from South Korea’s largest conglomerate, SK Group. This giant backer of Samsung announced a $100 million investment in Kennedy’s groundbreaking company.

Kennedy’s focus for the next decade is to execute Atom Power’s vision to manufacture digital circuit breakers to power electric vehicle chargers. While he didn’t aspire to become an entrepreneur, he has embraced the role, and he offers his own perspective for other pioneering 49ers: focus on something that is going to change the world; look past the classic; leverage your Niner connections; and think bigger.

See the full feature story to learn more about Kennedy.