Thomas Gottschalk is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mobisol, a company that combines solar energy with innovative mobile technology and microcredit to provide high-quality solar home systems and smart software solutions for emerging economies in Africa. He is a visionary entrepreneur with a solid background in renewable energy technologies: Gottschalk implemented solar thermal systems in Egypt and spent 18 months driving around the world in a solar-powered car called _Solartaxi_. He holds a Master's Degree in renewable energy engineering from the _Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft University of Applied Sciences_ in Berlin and founded the think tank _Energiewende_. Within just six years, Gottschalk grew a team from scratch to over 1,000 people working on three continents - raising Mobisol from a startup to strong brand in East Africa. He was named "Social Innovator of the year” by Technology Review in 2015, resides in Berlin, Germany, and is a proud father of three.