Director of Startups

Ryan Kushner

Ryan is an expert in energy, climate, technology commercialization, and innovation ecosystems (incubators, accelerators, venture studios, prizes). He is the author of "Accelerate This! A Super Not Boring Guide To Startup Accelerators and Clean Energy Entrepreneurship," sponsored by the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, World Wildlife Fund, and New Energy Nexus, and featuring Y Combinator, Techstars, 500 Startups, Google X, and other innovation programs around the world. He is The Accelerator Guy / Global Network and Curriculum Lead at New Energy Nexus, founding team of the Free Electrons global utility accelerator, faculty at Singularity University in Energy + Environment, advisor to Carbon180’s CarbonTech Lab, founder of The Oceantech Community, mentor at Techstars Energy and Big Ideas Ventures. His life mission is taken from Buckminster Fuller’s World Game, which is to "Make the world work for 100% of humanity (and life)", and his epitaph will be "Let’s All Have Fun."