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Alumni Spotlight

July 2014


Kimberton Waldorf School alumni enrich the world around them. We are proud to shine a spotlight on some of our alumni to showcase their stories, career development, interests, accomplishments, and milestones.

This month's featured alumni spotlight is Kyle Schutter '06, Founder and Managing Director of Takamoto Biogas.

After graduating from Brown University with a degree in engineering, Kyle decided to move to Africa to start a business designing and building biogas systems for farmers in rural areas. These biogas systems provide gas for cooking and other purposes, and Kyle has devised a way to make the systems affordable for farmers, which could change the lives of millions of families. Kyle has grown the company from a "crazy idea" to a dedicated team of 20 employees and was recently selected as one of 12 high impact enterprises in Africa.

Kyle has received the Enjuba Young Entrepreneur Award, Heinberg Social Innovation Award, received “Special Recognition” from the Sankalp Africa Summit 2014 and took second place in the William James Foundation Business Plan Competition. He has lived in Kenya for the last three years and continues to search for innovative solutions to provide sustainable, modern energy for rural communities.

Kyle recently shared his story for a podcast interview. We are very proud of Kyle for the innovative work that he is doing and invite you to click here to listen to the podcast.