Entrepreneur and Activist
Founder / ReGen Villages Faculty
Member / Singularity University
James Ehrlich is Founder of ReGen Villages Holding, a spin-off company based on his research from the Center for
Design Research at Stanford University on the future of bio-regenerative, residential developments - combined with
critical life-support systems of food, water, energy and circular waste systems for resiliency in the built environment that
power and feed self-reliant communities.
As an Entrepreneur in Residence at Stanford University School of Medicine – Health and Human Performance, James is
a researcher and lecturer within the Stanford Flourishing Project.
James Ehrlich is also appointed Faculty of Singularity University, Senior Fellow at Opus Novum consortium at NASA
Ames Research Center, and (Obama) Appointee to a White House / U.S. State Department Joint Task Force on
A serial entrepreneur in Silicon Valley for over 25-years, James successfully founded and managed technology and
media companies with successful exits. For nearly a decade, Mr. Ehrlich executive produced an award-winning national
public broadcasting series based on his case study research of organic and bio-dynamic family farms, that at its apex
reached over 35-million homes each week, and is also the co-author of a best-selling companion book on Hachette,
Organic Living THG (2007).
The pilot community of ReGen Villages ushers in a pipeline of ReGen Villages off-grid neighborhood developments
planned across Northern Europe, before scaling globally backed by sovereign wealth funds. ReGen Villages has gone
viral around the world since the press conference and announcement at the Venice Biennale for architecture at the end of
James holds a Bachelor of Science from New York University and Master studies in Mechanical Engineering from
Stanford University. He has won several awards for sustainable design and is a researcher and global lecturer on the
topic of regenerative neighborhood development.