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.
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 email@example.com for registration code.