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Review for iCast International Center for Appropriate & Sustainable Technology, Lakewood, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been working with iCAST part time for the past half year. It is fun and a excellent learning experience, not only about professional financial area which I worked in but also about the community supports and efforts in the new energy area from iCAST.
The first mega project I worked with was 5 local biofuel companies. They intended to roll-up and either went public or private. So the work I did was to make financial statements roll-up analysis for the 5 companies and to create the financial model for evaluation to figure out the best interest for the companies. Because I never touched the financial modeling and evaluation of a company, I had no idea what to do at first. But Ravi, the president of the organization, taught me from the very start of the project. I could not learn so much without his help. After the project, I had better understanding of valuation under DCF model and knew well of setting deal structures.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My work in iCAST provides me with an excellent learning experience. I taught myself as well during the process of practicing with a lot of staffs' help and guidance. This, in combine, rewarded me with a lots of real-life techniques in the arena I will work in in the future. To sum, great teamwork, great people, great cause and great prospect!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would promote the organization and make it more known.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I made financial models and valuation for some projects, did feasibility study, market research and other financial review work for some clients.