Joe Sleppy (left) with Dr. Jayan Thomas (right) right after graduating from UCF's regional I-Corps Program by the National Science Foundation


Capacitech was founded in January, 2016 after founders Joe Sleppy and Dr. Jayan Thomas decided university technology is better off commercialized. They joined forces to graduate the National Science Foundation's (NSF) region I-Corps program, a course focused in evidence based market evaluation. 

After finding traction with the market, they continued on to win local startup competitions and to graduate the national I-Corps program which led to the creation of their current business model.

We are focused in launching innovative technologies that will help reduce the size and cost of electronics while also supporting future trends such as those in clean-tech!

-Joe Sleppy

Following the I-Corps program, the team continued their training with a phase 2 E-Team grant from VentureWell and a phase 1 SBIR/STTR grant from NSF for $225k. This grant supported the teams vision to commercialize the CBC technology and led to working samples in 2018. 


Recent Accomplishments


Proof-of-Concept established in 2014

Won R&D 100 Award in 2015

Exclusive license the IP 

Working prototypes 


1st Place at UCF Joust Competition

2nd Place at DoE MegaWatt Competition

Accepted to Firespring Fund 

Awarded phase 1 SBIR grant from NSF 


Meet the Team

Joe Sleppy

Joe Sleppy | CEO

From starting his first company at the age of 16, working as a mechanical design engineer for an electronics manufacturing company, and his bachelors of science in electrical engineering, Joe is uniquly qualified to lead Capacitech to success.


Dr. Isaiah Oladeji | CTO

Dr. Isaiah O. Oladeji, is a former Bell Laboratories scientist with more than 15 years of experience in semiconductor R&D, and manufacturing. He was a key contributor to the copper interconnect technology that is deployed in silicon microchip manufacturing. He was a 1992/93 Fulbright scholar, and a 1997 winner of the NASA Tech Brief award of technical innovation. 


Dr. Jayan Thomas | Inventor

Jayan is a gifted scientist and is recognized as a leader in his field. Jayan invented the CBC technology and won the R&D100 for his effort. His domain expertise and plethora of resources are invaluable to Capacitech.