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People


 

TEAM

 

The Powerhouse team, mentors, extended network, and community are committed to supporting clean energy entrepreneurship and innovation, from today's new energy pioneers to tomorrow's energy leaders. Powerhouse's team comes from the private sector, non-profits, the White House, ARPA-E, and university ventures. Read on for details on the team and our network of mentors.

 

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People


 

TEAM

 

The Powerhouse team, mentors, extended network, and community are committed to supporting clean energy entrepreneurship and innovation, from today's new energy pioneers to tomorrow's energy leaders. Powerhouse's team comes from the private sector, non-profits, the White House, ARPA-E, and university ventures. Read on for details on the team and our network of mentors.

 

EMILY KIRSCH, FOUNDER & CEO

Entrepreneur, startup advisor, and investor. Worked with former advisor to President Obama & CNN host, Van Jones on clean energy projects across California. Builds strategic connections between venture capital, corporate leaders, and entrepreneurs to drive innovation.

Emily Fritze, Director of Strategy & Business Development

Strategic partnerships, programming, and business development. Former Senior Director for Energy & Environment in the Office of Cabinet Affairs at the White House, Special Advisor to ARPA-E, and policy aide to Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Congressman Gabrielle Giffords.  

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Alexandra harbour, Program MANAGER & Fund analyst

Sourcing, analysis, and administration for Powerhouse Ventures. Portfolio engagement and support post-investment. Formerly with the Boston University Venture Accelerator and Corporate Partnerships at WWF-Sydney. 

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Veronica Ehret, Associate Operations & Engagement Manager

Operations and logistics, event execution, and community engagement. Former administration at Marcato Capital, a leading hedge fund. 

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Stephen Terry, Chief Financial Officer

Finance, financial modeling, and investment portfolio management. Finance executive with 25+ years of experience in senior roles at startups, Fortune 500 technology companies and venture capital.

DANNY KENNEDY, CO-FOUNDER

Entrepreneur, activist, Co-Founder of Sungevity, Managing Director of CalCEF, founding Board member of Mosaic, board member of Powerhive, Sunergise, Solar Foundation, and Vote Solar. Author of Rooftop Revolution. 

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MENTORS


 

MENTORS

 

Powerhouse mentors represent some of the most notable leaders in the clean energy industry. Mentors lend their expertise to advise, support, and partner with Powerhouse startups building the next generation of clean      energy technologies.

MENTORS


 

MENTORS

 

Powerhouse mentors represent some of the most notable leaders in the clean energy industry. Mentors lend their expertise to advise, support, and partner with Powerhouse startups building the next generation of clean      energy technologies.