Eden Full Goh is a software/mechanical engineer interested in building products to solve society’s biggest problems. She is the inventor of the SunSaluter, a low-cost mechanism that optimizes solar panels while providing clean water for rural, off-grid communities in eighteen countries. Named one of the 30 under 30 in Forbes’ Energy & Industry three years in a row, one of the US Chamber of Commerce’s IP Champions and Ashoka’s Youth Social Entrepreneur of the Year, Eden was a member of the Thiel Fellowship’s inaugural class. The SunSaluter has been honoured by the MIT Climate CoLab’s Grand Prize, the Westly Prize, Mashable/UN Foundation Startups for Social Good Challenge and the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge. She studied Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Robotics & Intelligent Systems at Princeton University. Proudly Chinese-Canadian, she was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, but now lives in New York City.
Eden was selected to be the coxswain for the 2012 Rowing Canada Aviron senior women’s pre-Olympic development team, where they won a gold medal at Holland Beker and the Remenham Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta. In college, she was also a varsity coxswain and assistant coach for the Princeton University lightweight women’s rowing team.