As Founder and CEO of Powerhouse, a seed fund and incubator that supports “intelligent energy” entrepreneurs building software-enabled technology for the clean energy industry, Emily Kirsch has emerged as a leader in the clean energy and entrepreneurial community. At Powerhouse, Kirsch builds strategic connections between venture capital, corporate leaders, and entrepreneurs to drive innovation. Previously, she worked as the Lead Organizer at the Ella Baker Center, where she founded and led the Climate Action Coalition which drafted and secured passage of the most ambitious Energy and Climate Action Plan of any city in the nation. She designed and launched the Green Jobs Corps with Ella Baker Center Founder and former Jobs Advisor to President Obama, Van Jones. Kirsch serves on the Board of PV Complete and is on the Advisory Board of the USF’s MS in Energy Systems Management. She is the winner of 2017 Entrepreneurship Award from C3E, a partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy, Stanford and MIT. Kirsch has guest lectured at UC Berkeley and Stanford.