Prior to co-founding Up Top Acres, Kathleen worked at the DowntownDC Business Improvement District as a project and event coordinator in the Infrastructure and Sustainability Department. Kathleen helped manage a sustainability program designed to help buildings implement smart sustainable business practices that improve their bottom line and reduce energy, water, waste and transportation costs. Kathleen graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies with a focus on Urban Development and the Built Environment.”

Venture: Up Top Acres designs, installs and operates rooftop farms. It seeks to establish agriculture as a fixture of urban life by farming on underutilized rooftops, distributing food locally, and providing educational programming. Up Top Acres converts neglected spaces into income sources and environmental safeguards, transforming a societal and environmental drain into a valuable commodity.

Website: uptopacres.com

Venture Co-Founders: Kristof Grina, Jeffrey Prost-Greene