About Brian Hayden

HeatSpring co-founder. I help create opportunities for experts to teach.

How I Failed to Attract Venture Capital and What It Says About HeatSpring

I spent the summer of 2014 raising money. More accurately, I spent the summer of 2014 pitching investors to help our company grow more quickly, failed, and cried about it. This is the story of what happened and what it says about our values and mission.

Who Should Read This:

Current or prospective HeatSpring partners
Current or prospective […]

By |April 1st, 2015|Categories: Our Company, Startups and Entrepreneurship|Tags: |

NABCEP Certification: How To Get It, What It’s Worth

This is a presentation I gave this week in Cleveland at the ElectroExpo. The audience was pretty small, just fifteen folks attended, so it turned into an intimate conversation rather than a formal presentation. An honest discussion about business, renewable energy, and education is right up my alley, and I walked away with some really valuable […]

SpaceNews, Charles Miller, and the Incredible Commercial Space Course

This week SpaceNews signed on as our media partner for the next round of the “Commercial Space Executive Leadership” course developed in partnership with the AIAA. I don’t like hyperbole or excessive hype, even when I talk about work we’re doing at HeatSpring, so I’d like to share the history of this program and explain why this […]

50 Question NABCEP Practice Test [2015 Edition]

Passing the NABCEP Installer Exam is notoriously hard. On April 11th (about a month from now) the next round of applicants will take the exam. Some will pass (40-50% is the unofficial numbers I’ve heard), some will fail, and all will struggle. NABCEP’s role in the industry is an important one, and to do it […]

Online IGSHPA Geothermal Certification Course Now Available

Between 2007 and 2011, we helped certify several thousand geothermal installers at 3-day workshops around the country. Oil and gas were expensive, and the industry was going through a big growth spurt. Over the past several years that growth has disappeared, and so did our classroom workshops.

Recently we’ve started getting calls about geothermal training again. […]

By |February 24th, 2015|Categories: Geothermal Heat Pumps, High Performance Building||