Emily Kirsch is Co-Founder and CEO of Powerhouse, the world′s first and only solar focused incubator and accelerator with over 20 solar startups and cleantech organizations.
Prior to founding Powerhouse, Emily worked with former advisor to President Obama, Van Jones, at the Ella Baker Center where she launched and led the Green Jobs Corps - Oakland′s first solar training program. Emily is the founding convener of the the Oakland Climate Action Coalition which drafted and secured passage of the nation′s most ambitious Energy and Climate Action Plan of any city in the US. Emily worked with Oakland Solar Mosaic which piloted Mosaic′s solar financing platform. She is a 2012 New Leaders Council Alumni and a 2014 Young Climate Leaders Fellow. Since 2013, Emily has hosted over 40 solar startups and organizations at Powerhouse, has invested in 8 and is celebrating 4 exits in the past 12 months.