Michael Jooste is the Executive Director of VectorStars, a USA non-government organisation that develops innovative systems, technologies, and models for empowering communities to build scalable, autonomous and sustainable initiatives worldwide. He serves in several key leadership and advisory roles in the fields of entrepreneurship, clean-tech, and humanitarian emergency response and management, and is a graduate of the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. While a student at the UW, he launched a company that brought sustainable energy to rural Africa, which kick-started his interest in working with rural, remote, and underserved communities.