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SolarSPELL (Solar Powered Educational Learning Library) is a portable, ruggedized, solar-powered digital library that broadcasts a webpage containing open-access educational content over an offline WiFi hotspot with content that is curated for a particular audience in a specified locality. SolarSPELL addresses infrastructural challenges across the developing world, such as a lack of fundamental resources, like textbooks, libraries, electricity and Internet connectivity, by bringing relevant, digital educational content to offline, off-grid locations.
Les Brun is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sarr Group, LLC, a diversified holding company for his investments. Previously, he was a Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations in the New York office of CCMP Capital Advisors. Les also founded and was Chairman Emeritus of Hamilton Lane, the world’s leading Private Equity advisory and management firm.