Helgesen, Xavier

Helgesen, Xavier
CEO and Co-Founder, Off Grid Electric


Xavier Helgesen is serial social entrepreneur. Prior to Off Grid Electric, Xavier founded two million­dollar businesses in his 20’s, including Better World Books, a profitable social venture with $60M in revenue selling books online to fund literacy. In 2009 he was recognized as the Best Social Entrepreneur by Businessweek and given the Fast Company Social Capitalist award. Xavier holds an MBA from Oxford Saïd Business School, which he attended on a Skoll Scholarship, and a BA (honors) from the University of Notre Dame.