Meet Lumen Motors

Meet Lumen Motors

As part of our interview series this summer we talk to founders, staff members, guest speakers and mentors. This week: RED Labs class 3 founders Juan Gallegos and Ruben Rodriguez, co-founders of Lumen Motors.

Meet Juan Gallegos

Meet Juan Gallegos Juan is a mechanical engineer at UH, whose life long passion for cars and technology has driven him to be the first entrepreneur in his family.

Why RED Labs?

I felt that as a more technical person that I lacked the skills and the knowledge on the business side of things, which is very important when running a startup. RED Labs has helped a lot of startups before and I hope it will give my team the resources and skills we lack.

Describe your experience with RED Labs in three words.

Engaging, informative & edutaining.

What is your background?

I have been working on cars since I was a little kid. I am Mexican-Colombian, and I have played the drums for seven years.

What are your plans for the future?

I want to be a successful serial entrepreneur and be a mentor to startups with young entrepreneurs like myself. I also want to travel the world and enjoy nice cars.

If you had a warning label, what would that label say?

Warning: Explosive upon excessive verbal contact.

Meet Ruben Rodriguez

Meet Ruben Rodriguez Ruben is a chem major at the University of Texas (Go Coogs!). His desire for knowledge has led him to R&D which is why he is so interested in developing a new type of car.

Why RED Labs?

It seemed like a wonderful opportunity to learn more about running a business.

Describe your experience with RED Labs in three words.

Demanding, informative & applicable.

What is your background?

I’m a huge anime and manga fan. I am also very passionate about soccer.

What are your plans for the future?

I hope to someday see a Barcelona game live, and spend time traveling around Europe.

If you had a warning label, what would that label say?

Do not expose to narcissism.


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