Viraj Puri

Regional Network: 
Eastern Regional Network
Class Year: 
2009
Position: 
Co-Founder and CEO
Organization: 
Gotham Greens
Location: 
Brooklyn, NY

Viraj co-founded Gotham Greens in 2008. He has developed and managed start-up enterprises in New York City, Ladakh, India and Malawi, Africa focusing on green building, renewable energy, and environmental design. Prior to founding Gotham Greens, Viraj worked at New York Sun Works, an environmental engineering firm. His written work has appeared in several books and publications including, “100% Renewable — Energy Autonomy in Action” and the UN Academic Journal. He has received fellowships from the TED conference and the Wild Gift, where he currently serves on the board of directors. While he is a passionate New Yorker, Viraj is equally at home in the mountains and in wild, remote corners of the world. Viraj is a LEED® Accredited Professional and received a B.A. from Colgate University.