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Samantha Rudolph (she/her)

Senior Product Lead, dcbel

Sam is an entrepreneurial product and people leader with a track record of turning complex tech innovation into simple, user-centric products in the cleantech, smart home, automotive and construction industries.

She dropped out of law school to be the first non-engineering hire at dcbel, a venture-backed cleantech startup, to launch a portfolio of hardware and software products that help consumers take ownership over their energy supply through bidirectional EV charging, solar power, and battery storage.

Sam has held a variety of product, marketing, and growth roles, and played an important role in scaling the dcbel team from 5 to >100 through pre-seed to a $50M Series B.

From a category defining Home Energy Station enabling households to generate, store and sell their clean power to a B2B energy marketplace allowing energy providers and consumers to collaborate in grid decarbonization, Sam has spent more than a decade solving hard engineering problems and leveraging the power of design to distill complex tech innovation into user-centric products.

In 2022, she had the honor of being named one of the 35 most promising EV industry professionals under 35 by Business Insider and was recently named as an emerging leader shaping Canadian culture, society and economy by the Peak, a Canadian publication read by >150k public policy and business professionals. Prior to working in the energy industry, she spent several years designing and launching turnkey connectivity products available to 40,000+ users at the global engineering firm AtkinsRealis (formerly SNC-Lavalin).


From Concept to Market: The Hardtech Journey

July 10, 2024  5:35 PM – 6:15 PM
Join us for a deep dive into the unique challenges and opportunities facing hardtech startups as they grow within the Canadian ecosystem. From the complexities of navigating regulatory landscapes to harnessing the potential of emerging technologies, our panel of industry experts will share invaluable insights, strategies, and real-world experiences. Don't miss this opportunity to gain a greater understanding of what it takes to thrive in one of the world's most dynamic startup environments. See more.
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