Alexander Olesen is the CEO and co-founder of Babylon Micro-Farms Inc. They build and operate a distributed network of on-site vertical farms that allow food service operations to grow fresh produce and ingredients in a safe, reliable, and convenient way, benefiting consumers and the planet.

He founded the company as a student at the University of Virginia while studying social entrepreneurship. He is an award-winning entrepreneur, including being listed on Forbes 30 Under 30 and a keynote speaker on climate technology and vertical farming.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.