Clean Energy Entrepreneur Workshop

The 4th annual Clean Energy Entrepreneur Workshop will bring together entrepreneurs, UW students and faculty, industry leaders, and investment groups from across the US.

Three sessions of talks will cover cleantech business resources, hot trends in climate tech innovation, and the entrepreneur experience. Join us this summer to connect with and learn from clean energy leaders.

2022 Agenda:

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

Sridhar Deivasigamani, Co-Founder and CEO, Intellihot, Inc.

10:40 – 11:40 AM – Entrepreneur Experience Panel

Barbara BarclayCEO, Somalytics, Inc.

Volha Hrechka, Director of Business Development, Intellectual Ventures

Elisa La Cava, Investor, Madrona Venture Group

Moderator: Amy Sallin, Director, Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship

11:40 AM – 12:30 PM – Lunch

Featured Lunch Brief: Adina Mangubat, Entrepreneur in Residence, AirMiners

12:30 – 1:30 PM – Startup Resources Panel

Rachelle Ames, VP of Economic Development, CleanTech Alliance

Josh Carter, Director – Blue Ventures, Washington Maritime Blue

Leon Wolf, Federal Funding Assistance Manager, VertueLab

Moderator: Michael Pomfret, Managing Director, Washington Clean Energy Testbeds

1:40 – 2:40 PM – Hot Topics in Climate Tech Panel

Misha Lujan, Director of Cluster Initiatives, Sustainable Aviation Technologies and Energies Cluster, Aerospace Futures Alliance

Jerry Schwartz, CEO, Ecellix, Inc.

Matt Wegworth, Vice President Dawson Ventures, McKinstry

Moderator: Thomas Madden, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Washington Clean Energy Testbeds; CTO, Advanced Cell Engineering

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.