Consumer Hardware, Energy & Water Technology, Social Enterprise
Vanessa Coleman is co-founder and CEO of FINsix, an advanced power electronics company that enables smaller, lighter power solutions for consumer devices. Prior to her work with FINsix, Vanessa was a manager at TECOM Investments in Dubai and a consultant with the Monitor Group in New York. Vanessa also sits on the board of Saha Global, a non-profit she co-founded to provide sustainable energy and water access to rural communities in West Africa. In 2014 FINsix was selected as an Inc. 35 Under 35 company. Previously, Vanessa won MIT’s Patrick E. McGovern Entrepreneurship Award, and was selected as a Boston Business Journal Innovation All-Stars Rising Star and Forbes 30-under-30 in Energy. Vanessa holds an M.Eng. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT, an MBA from MIT Sloan, and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College.