How did Lynn help over 200,000 people harness the power of solar energy?

Lynn Jurich is on a mission – to create a planet that’s powered by the sun. As CEO of SunRun, she’s helped over 200,000 people harness solar energy to power their homes. And she’s grown this solar-as-a-service model into a $3 billion enterprise, and the largest residential solar installer in the US. As a business leader, Lynn’s discovered her personal strengths, how to stay true to the mission, and learned not to take things too seriously. She was recently named one of Fortune’s’ 40 under 40 most influential people in business. But, Lynn wasn’t always an entrepreneur. In fact, she left a lucrative career as a venture capitalist to pursue a venture that no investor thought would work. As for timing, this was in the middle of the 2008 recession. It all began in business school, when her classmate and SunRun co-founder Ed Fenster approached Lynn with an idea…

 

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