Steve is the founder and CEO of Nokero, a socially conscious energy company whose mission is to replace kerosene lamps around the world with their solar-powered light bulbs. With over one million lights distributed across 120 countries, Nokero considers itself a catalyst for economic and community growth. Steve graduated from Purdue University with a BS in mechanical engineering and has received the Patents for Humanity Award from the US Patent and Trademark Office in April 2013 and the Purdue Outstanding Mechanical Engineer Award in 2012.
Bertrand is a psychiatrist and balloonist that completed the first ever non-stop balloon flight around the globe with his partner Brian Jones. His most famous endeavor is Solar Impulse, a project launched in 2003 in collaboration with the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). The goal was to create a solar-powered, long-range aircraft, and in 2012, the aircraft operated by Piccard and Andre Borschberg made its first intercontinental flight from Morocco to Switzerland. Piccard is currently aiming to complete the first flight around the world on solar power alone, which commenced on March 9, 2015 and will span the course of five months.