Emily Kirsch is the CEO and co-founder of Powerhouse, an Oakland California based clean energy incubator-accelerator. Powerhouse has housed 50 clean energy startups and organizations and has invested in 17 of them. Emily's role as CEO of Powerhouse is to foster connections between people, companies and organizations in the clean energy industry so that the transition to clean energy happens as quickly as possible. Emily believes that, "energy has been the same way for about a hundred years, but the next hundred years are going to look completely different". The companies that have graduated from Powerhouse have gone on to make a huge impact. She says, "One of the companies has 3000 projects a month across all 6 continents ... so they are changing the world".