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.
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.
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.
Engaging, informative & edutaining.
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.
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.
Warning: Explosive upon excessive verbal contact.
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.
It seemed like a wonderful opportunity to learn more about running a business.
Demanding, informative & applicable.
I’m a huge anime and manga fan. I am also very passionate about soccer.
I hope to someday see a Barcelona game live, and spend time traveling around Europe.
Do not expose to narcissism.