Troy Billett was the Director of OffGridBox. Prior, he was hired temporarily by Techstars, an American seed accelerator with a market capitalization of $18.2bn USD and accepting less than 1% of startup applicants. The global accelerator invested again after Troy joined the OffGridBox team as a part of an oversubscribed round of $2m. He participated in other global accelerators and awards including MassChallenge, Greentown Labs, the Not Impossible Awards and the Mohammed bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity.
He was the Chairman of Billett Inc (now Wilshire.io), an outsourcing company he founded in 2013. With a million in ARR, the company uses brilliant minds from the developing world to help scale startups with affordable and custom management software. After working with dozens of startups, he started angel investing, focusing on technologies for economic development.
Troy advises organizations and startups including Hexa Ventures, WorkAround, Eden GeoPower, and Bending Spoon, which he provides guidance and introductions for fundraising and sales. Superconnector for Harvard University, Portfolio Holder for Davitt Prosperity Consultants, and a Mentor at MIT EnergyHack, Harvard Law School, The Canadian Entrepreneurs in New England (CENE), and Climate Solutions Living Lab.
His work is focused on the areas of renewable energy and economic empowerment, in which he has secured new revenue streams through strategic partnerships. Consequently, his career involved successful fundraising from angel investors, foundations, and venture capitalists. He is a speaker for social entrepreneurship, giving talks for:
Troy was raised in Bogota, Colombia and Dallas, Texas before leaving for Switzerland in 2012, but recently moved to Boston, Massachusetts.