Sam Weaver is President, CEO and a co-founder of Cool Energy, Inc., a power conversion equipment company located in Boulder, CO. Cool Energy is committed to sustainable practices, and is a certified B corporation. The main applications of Cool Energy’s products are waste heat recovery and biomass power, and the scale of the equipment is intended for on-site and remote power generation. Sam also sits on the Board of Directors of Proton Power, Inc, a biomass power and fuels company. Since November of 2013, Sam has served as a member of the City of Boulder City Council and formerly served on the Planning Board and the Board of Clean Energy Action. Sam is actively involved in the Colorado technology and business communities, having previously co-founded one other Colorado-based company, Colorado Photonics. Prior to his time as an entrepreneur and involvement in start-up businesses, Sam was employed for ten years as a professional researcher in the electrical engineering department at CU-Boulder. Sam has previously served his community as a volunteer firefighter for 15 years, including one term as chief. He holds a B.S. from the California Institute of Technology, and is an inventor named on twenty-six issued U.S. patents. Sam has previously served on the Boards of the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association and the Colorado Clean Energy Development Authority. Prior employers include CU-Boulder, Network Photonics, In Phase Technologies, and dBm Optics.