Global Conference 2012
Co-Founder, The Kitchen Community
Kimbal Musk is a co-founder of The Kitchen Community. An entrepreneur who has started and advised several companies and nonprofits, Musk saw his first company, Zip2, acquired by Compaq in 1999. He has also been an investor, advisor or board member for PayPal (acquired by eBay), Tesla Motors, SpaceX, OneRiot (acquired by Walmart) and SolarCity. After selling Zip2, Musk decided to pursue his passion for food and cooking by attending the renowned French Culinary Institute in New York City. Following graduation, he moved to Boulder, Colo., to start The Kitchen, which is now a family of three restaurants with a fourth planned for spring 2012 in Denver. Since opening, The Kitchen has been recognized as one of "America's Top Restaurants" by Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Gourmet and the James Beard Foundation. It has raised money to help plant and support gardens in elementary schools in the Denver metro area.