SharketteCon 2017 Speaker
CEO & Co-Founder of Aidant Brands
Lauren Thompson Miller is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Aidant Brands, a do-everything anti-corrosion coating and lubricants manufacturing company, headquartered in Houston, Texas.
Lauren co-founded Aidant Brands, under the A-76 Technologies name, while a student at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business. Under Lauren, Aidant Brands has been named first on the Houston Chronicle’s 2015 and 2016 “Tech Start-Ups to Watch” list (as A-76) and as one of Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2014 “9 Hot B-School Start-Ups from Competition Season” (as A-76).
While at Rice, Lauren worked with energy investments and start-ups through Silicon Valley Bank and SURGE Accelerator. Prior to business school, she managed multi-million dollar programs in the Middle East and Asia for AECOM, a global architecture and engineering services firm. Lauren holds a MBA from Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business and a BA from The College of William and Mary.
Accolades for Lauren include Forbes’ 2015 “30 Under 30” list for Energy and the Houston Business Journal’s 2014 “Entrepreneurs to Watch” list.
Fun Fact: Lauren is known to trick rope while standing on a horse, nearly qualified for the Junior Olympics in fencing, and competed on a men’s fencing team in college. She also wants to meet your dog.