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.
Billy is co-founder of the Energy Action Coalition and co-founder and CEO of Mosaic. Through his contributions, the Energy Action Coalition has become the largest youth advocacy organization in the world focusing on climate change issues. He has brought together over 50 organizations, encouraged 600 colleges to commit to lowering their carbon footprints and trained thousands of young people to become more aware of climate issues. Billy also developed a proposal to create a Clean Energy Corps to produce five million green jobs. As CEO of Mosaic, he is leading the first peer to peer lending platform for solar power by providing people the opportunity to borrow and invest against solar power. Billy has been named as Rolling Stone magazine’s “Climate Hero”, an Utne Reader's “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World” and was elected as an Ashoka Fellow. Billy is co-author of “Making Good: Finding Meaning, Money & Community in a Changing World.”