Co-Founder and CEO
Founder, Get Out Stay Out
Company Name: BioLite
Location: Brooklyn, NY and Nairobi, Kenya
Full-Time Employees: 65 (split roughly 50-50 between New York and Nairobi)
Products: Stoves, solar panels, and lights to power your life outside and off-grid
Social: Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | Twitter
Claim to Fame: Our business model of Parallel Innovation enables us to build impact into every purchase. As a result, over 300,000 people have access to safe, reliable energy and over 272k Wh of electricity have been generated from renewable sources.
The best thing about working at BioLite is: Everyone’s commitment and relentless curiosity for how to figure things out.
When we’re not working, we’re: Biking, running, climbing, live-music going, water-coloring, and strategic boardgaming. Also have a weekly volleyball competition against other Brooklyn offices in the summer.
What we’re reading: : Best American Short Stories 2018, The Broken Earth Trilogy, Good Omens (we have a book club!)
What we’re listening to: : MUSIC: Alabama Shakes, Sturgill Simpson, Paco De Lucia, St Paul and the Broken Bones, John Prine PODCASTS: Outside, Dirtbag Diaries, Women On The Road, Reply All, How I Built This
If they made a movie about our workplace, it would be called: BioLite, Keep Burning (don’t worry, soundtrack is already complete)
Inclusion in the outdoors matters because: Fresh air and open skies belong to all of us; it’s crucial to create opportunities for participation AND initiatives for visibility and representation so everyone can see themselves outside. Diversity of voices and experiences also play a critical role when it comes to advocacy for protecting the outdoors we all love, whether it’s for recreation, ritual, biodiversity, or a mix of motivations, all rooted in respect for the world around us.
Five years down the line, it’s our hope that: The outdoor industry embodies access and inclusion as passionately as it embodies conservation and environmental stewardship. And, with a unified community, we can lead the way on championing carbon neutrality and other responsible practices to keep people and planet healthy.
The One-Year Goals
(What’s the company culture we wish to create?)
To be added later!