TANCon2008 - October 2008 - Africa & the US: Entrepreneurial Opportunities - Taking the Leap of Faith
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Frederick E. Jordan
Guy Kawasaki
Eric M.K Osiakwan
Theogene Rudasignwa
Leila Chirayath
Eghosa Omoigui
Jacques Bonjawo
Daniel Edibe
Ike Eze
Mohamed Hersi
Jay Ward
John Njoku
Ted Okendu
Laura Roden
Luc Tengueu
AJ Patel
Anthony R. Vonsee
Lyndon Rive
Erica Estrada
Tom Arnold
Kaval Kerul
Richard Osei-Anim
Michael L. Dworkin
Almaz Negash
William Guyster
Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg
Matthew Stephen Stepka


Lyndon Rive

Founder, Chief Executive Officer


Lyndon Rive is the chief executive officer of SolarCity, a single-source provider of solar power financing, installation and support.  After co-founding the company in July 2006, Rive has grown SolarCity to become California's leading residential solar installer, with more installations in the state than any other company in 2007.

Prior to SolarCity, Rive founded Everdream, an industry leader in software and services for large-scale distributed computer management. Lyndon negotiated the company's partnership with Dell Computer, which acquired Everdream in 2007. A lifelong entrepreneur, Rive founded his first company at the age of 17 in South Africa, and in his spare time has been a member of the U.S. National Underwater Hockey Team.


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