Ryan Kushner creates, studies and evaluates programs all over the world for entrepreneurs, investors and governments. 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 the California Clean Energy Fund.
He has worked at Elemental Excelerator, funded by the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Department of Energy, Hawaii state government, and the Emerson Collective (the investment and philanthropic platform founded by Laurene Powell Jobs), helped create Free Electrons, a first-of-its-kind utility accelerator program. He now focuses on activities across clean energy, clean mean/new protein, carbontech and oceantech.
He has an MBA from the Presidio Graduate School, has lectured at UC Berkeley about climate change strategy and communications, was an Echoing Green finalist, entrepreneur, mentor, and strategy teacher at two MBA programs in the Bay Area.