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Danielle Fong

Entrepreneur & Inventor; Formerly Chief Science Officer and Co-Founder of LightSail Energy, Inc.

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Danielle Fong Biography

Danielle Fong is a Canadian entrepreneur and was the co-founder and chief science officer of LightSail Energy, Inc. Occasionally called a "Greentech Goddess," Fong has served as an advisor to several startups in greentech and physical technologies.

Fong dropped out of junior high school at the age of 12 to attend Dalhousie University. She graduated from Dalhousie in 2005 at age 17 with first-class honors in computer science and physics, after which she entered the Plasma Physics Department at Princeton University as a Ph.D. student, but later dropped out.

After going on leave from the Princeton Plasma Physics program, Fong founded LightSail Energy in 2009 with co-founders Stephen Crane and Edwin P. Berlin, Jr. LightSail Energy was developing a form of compressed air energy storage, which they termed regenerative air energy storage (RAES). LightSail changed focus from a vehicle-based technology to a grid-scale energy storage technology in the course of development. In December 2011, Fong was featured in Forbes' 30 under 30 in the Energy category. She was named by the MIT Technology Review as one of the top 35 innovators under 35 in 2012.

She writes essays on various topics, including entrepreneurship and green technology, on her blog "Insights by Danielle Fong." Fong has spoken to the United Nations twice about entrepreneurship, energy technology and innovations.

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Entrepreneur & Inventor; Formerly Chief Science Officer and Co-Founder of LightSail Energy, Inc.

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Danielle Fong Biography

Danielle Fong is a Canadian entrepreneur and was the co-founder and chief science officer of LightSail Energy, Inc. Occasionally called a "Greentech Goddess," Fong has served as an advisor to several startups in greentech and physical technologies.

Fong dropped out of junior high school at the age of 12 to attend Dalhousie University. She graduated from Dalhousie in 2005 at age 17 with first-class honors in computer science and physics, after which she entered the Plasma Physics Department at Princeton University as a Ph.D. student, but later dropped out.

After going on leave from the Princeton Plasma Physics program, Fong founded LightSail Energy in 2009 with co-founders Stephen Crane and Edwin P. Berlin, Jr. LightSail Energy was developing a form of compressed air energy storage, which they termed regenerative air energy storage (RAES). LightSail changed focus from a vehicle-based technology to a grid-scale energy storage technology in the course of development. In December 2011, Fong was featured in Forbes' 30 under 30 in the Energy category. She was named by the MIT Technology Review as one of the top 35 innovators under 35 in 2012.

She writes essays on various topics, including entrepreneurship and green technology, on her blog "Insights by Danielle Fong." Fong has spoken to the United Nations twice about entrepreneurship, energy technology and innovations.

Danielle Fong Videos

  • A new chapter in energy storage | Danielle Fong | TEDxDanubia ...
    Danielle Fong is passionate about finding a solution to energy sustainability.
  • Energy storage under pressure | Danielle Fong | TEDxCERN ...
    Most energy storage methods, including batteries, are expensive and difficult to scale. Danielle Fong saw the opportunity to reinvent a classic...

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  • How to book Danielle Fong?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Danielle Fong for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Danielle Fong, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Danielle Fong or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Danielle Fong?

    Booking fees for Danielle Fong, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Danielle Fong, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Danielle Fong?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Danielle Fong for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Danielle Fong for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Danielle Fong or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Danielle Fong or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Danielle Fong is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Danielle Fong for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Danielle Fong generally travels from Portland, OR, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Joel Jean, Adam James, Ramez Naam, Barbara Boxer and Donald Sadoway. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Danielle Fong for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Danielle Fong Speaker Videos

  • A new chapter in energy storage | Danielle Fong | TEDxDanubia ...
    Danielle Fong is passionate about finding a solution to energy sustainability.
    Energy storage under pressure | Danielle Fong | TEDxCERN ...
    Most energy storage methods, including batteries, are expensive and difficult to scale. Danielle Fong saw the opportunity to reinvent a classic technology - compressed air - to solve hi-tech energy...

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