Ryan Steven Kushner

Ryan Kushner

Head of Philanthropic Partnerships
  • Third Derivative

Ryan is the cofounder of Third Derivative and leads their philanthropic partnerships.


Ryan is an expert in climate technology innovation, commercialization, and acceleration. He has developed climate technology startups and authored “Accelerate This! A Super Not Boring Guide To Startup Accelerators and Clean Energy Entrepreneurship,” sponsored by the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, World Wildlife Fund, and New Energy Nexus, featuring Y Combinator, Techstars, 500 Startups, Google X, and other innovation programs around the world.

Formerly, he was a network and curriculum lead at New Energy Nexus, founding team of the Free Electrons global utility accelerator, faculty at Singularity University in Energy + Environment, advisor to Carbon180’s CarbonTech Lab, founder of The Oceantech Community, and mentor at Techstars Energy and Big Ideas Ventures.


MBA, Presidio Graduate School