David Amster-Olszewski, a 2009 graduate of Colorado College and founder of solar power company SunShare, was named to Forbes magazine’s “30 under 30” list.

He is one of 10 innovators included in the energy and resources category. Two years after graduating from CC, Amster-Olszewski signed SunShare’s formation agreements at the Tutt Library because he didn’t have an office. Later, CC would become one of SunShare’s first clients.

SunShare features solar gardens that grow energy for business and residential utilities companies. He built two solar gardens for the city of Colorado Springs, then went on to capture 60 percent of X-cel Energy’s solar power contract in Denver. He now has offices in Colorado and Minnesota.


  1. Not to be too sarcastic about this, but do you think Keith King, Steve Bach and the “nightmare gang” serving on City Council who drove SunShare out of the Springs were the ones who nominated David for this award?

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