Paxton is involved in multiple social ventures, primarily with fellow entrepreneur Randall Ray. They have variously received funding from NYU’s Program for Social Entrepreneurship, and competitions at Ashoka’s Youth Venture and the Stern School of Business. All involve using technology and innovation to solve problems in society.
Sun Giant Energy is a company started at NYU’s social entrepreneurship program. Its goal is to make affordable solar energy available to the people of Liberia.
Sun Giant has also provided relief in the US following Hurricane Sandy. Check out how one of their solar lanterns gave light to an NYU residence hall during the blackout, and the conditions found on Rockaway after the storm.