jeff wilson, phd
STARTUP FOUNDER: BUILT FUTURE OF HOUSING, KASITA
dumpster DWELLER: LIVED IN A DUMPSTER FOR A YEAR.
INTREPID boyfriend: THE CRAZIEST OK CUPID DATE EVER.
Jeff Wilson is a speaker, academic, performance artist and entrepreneur. He founded the award-winning micro housing company Kasita, which was named one of Inc’s 25 most disruptive companies in the World in 2017 (alongside SoFi and Hyperloop). Kasita is poised at the center of a rising zeitgeist of trends in modern living - 400 sq. ft., incredibly smart, affordable and beautifully designed. Formerly, Dr. Wilson was a Professor and Dean also known as ‘Professor Dumpster’. He lived in a 33 sq. ft. modified trash dumpster for a year as part of a minimalist living and housing experiment. Wilson’s work on startups, sustainability, minimalism, and social experimentation has been featured in Forbes, The Atlantic, NY Times, and The Washington Post. Beyond startups and dumpster diving, Professor Dumpster enjoys traveling - in another experiment he took a girl he met online for a whirlwind date across seven countries in 21 days - with only the clothes on his and her backs (a book and soon to be a Hollywood movie). Wilson regularly speaks at conferences and private events on the future of real estate, innovation, community, sustainability and minimalism.