Episode 125: Jay Patel — Acts of Good Power the World

Can you imagine going to school with no electricity? Or quitting your job at Google to move to Uganda? 

Today’s guest took a sabbatical from working for Google in ads sales to move to Uganda and had a vision to bring light to rural communities without electricity. Jay Patel is social entrepreneur who co-founded two startups: Enlight Institute, which provides solar recruitment, training, and assessment services for companies hiring rural youth, and Village Energy, which does last-mile solar distribution in off-grid communities. Jay shares his personal and professional journey that led him to Uganda and then through the launching, growing and evolving of these organizations he founded. 

This episode is hosted by Kristin Srour. 

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