Palo-Alto, California US
Guy Michlin joins Breakthrough Energy’s Business program from Palo Alto, California. Guy is a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about building high performing teams and taking ideas from zero to one. He is excited to deepen his climate knowledge and share his experience building and scaling businesses with the Innovator Fellows.
Guy has more than 20 years of business and legal experience. Guy started his career as a lawyer for the State Attorney of Israel, litigating cases before the Supreme Court. He transitioned to developing solar power plants in Israel. Guy then spent the next decade in the travel industry, first as the co-founder and CEO of Eatwith, an online marketplace for home dining experiences, and then at Airbnb where he helped with Airbnb Experience. Guy brings experience in finding market product fit, building strategic partnerships, working with regulators, raising capital, and building communities.
In his free time, Guy enjoys hanging out with his family, spending time outdoors and traveling around the world. He holds a Bachelor of Law from the Israeli College of Management, a Master of Law from The Hebrew University, and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University.
Guy believes the climate crisis is the most urgent challenge facing humanity and he looks forward to working closely with the Innovators to bring their technology to market and help mitigate the climate crisis.
What is your favorite word and why?
The more we can relate, connect, and understand each other the more we can accomplish together on a local and global scale.
What is the most impactful book that you have read?
Mindset by Carol Dweck. When you subscribe to the concept of a growth mindset everything becomes part of the journey and almost anything becomes possible.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I grew up in a family of entrepreneurs and worked the summers in my grandfather’s store, which was one of the first department stores in Israel. From an early age I dreamt of becoming an entrepreneur and have always been driven by the thought of taking ideas and making them a reality.