Clean Energy Entrepreneur Workshop

The Clean Energy Entrepreneur Workshop is September 12 at the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds. This workshop is designed to bring together entrepreneurs, University of Washington faculty, researchers, and students working on clean energy technologies, with industry, think tanks, and investment groups from across the Western US.

Attendees will hear from experts from across the clean energy innovation ecosystem, including a keynote presentation by Greg Newbloom, CEO of Membrion Inc., as well as Professor Dan Schwartz, Director of UW’s Clean Energy Institute, and Professor Devin MacKenzie, Technical Director of the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds.

Sessions will cover: strategies for driving innovation, the startup investing landscape, and lessons learned from experienced entrepreneurs. Join us to connect with and learn from clean energy leaders!

Tickets for attendees include lunch and a networking happy hour.

Confirmed Speakers:

Keynote: Greg Newbloom, Founder & CEO, Membrion, Inc.

Rachelle Ames, Vice President of Economic Development, CleanTech Alliance

Juan Barraza, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, VertueLab

Jeff Canin, Board Member, E8 Angels

Katie Clasen, Principal, Prelude Ventures

Renee Gastineau, former Global Business Solutions Director for Sustainability, ENGIE Impact

Volha Hrechka, Partnerships/Ventures, Creative Destruction Lab

Professor J. Devin MacKenzie, Technical Director, Washington Clean Energy Testbeds

Brock Mansfield, Managing Partner, Meliorate Partners

Michael Pomfret, Managing Director, Washington Clean Energy Testbeds

Professor Daniel Schwartz, Director, Clean Energy Institute

Dhileep Sivam, former Vice President, Sciences, Breakthrough Energy

Ken Vaughn, Director of Impact Investments, VertueLab

Agenda (subject to change):

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM – Welcome and opening remarks

Professor Daniel Schwartz, Director, UW Clean Energy Institute

9:45 – 10:30 AM – Keynote talk

Greg Newbloom, Founder & CEO, Membrion, Inc.

10:40 – 11:40 AM – Panel: State of Climate Tech Investing

11:40 AM – 12:30 PM – Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 PM – Panel: Carbon Accounting for Startups

1:40 – 2:40 PM – Panel: Non-Traditional Funding Streams

2:40 – 2:50 PM – Closing Remarks

Professor J. Devin McKenzie, Technical Director, Washington Clean Energy Testbeds

2:50 AM – 4:00 PM Networking Session

*Free for UW students, postdocs, faculty, and staff. Email for registration code.