Welcome to an event that energizes our broader For ClimateTech (FCT) Community by creating opportunities for meaningful interaction, learning, and knowledge sharing in order to advance early-stage climate innovation. Since Venture For ClimateTech — the venture studio and accelerator hybrid — launched late last year we have brought together hundreds of innovators, leaders, and industry experts committed to supporting early-stage climate innovation. Additionally, our founders were selected from more than 600 teams spanning over 64 countries. Over the past few months, we have seen them successfully expand their ideas, teams, and vision.
For ClimateTech is planning special events for investors in partnership with Carta, Visible Hands, and others as part of the summit. To attend these exclusive sessions for investors, request an invitation here. See events below. All events on September 15th and 16th are open to the public.
Implicit Bias Workshop and Discussion
September 29th, 3:00 – 5:00 PM ET
Day 1 Speakers
12:00 PM ET, September 15, 2021
Jacqueline Ros Amable
Venture For ClimateTech
Director of Technology to Market
1:00 PM ET, September 15, 2021
Water & Climate Tech
Water is one of the bedrocks of life, and we’re already starting to feel the effects of climate change on water, especially when it comes to clean water availability. Join this session to hear about the nexus of water and climate change, and what the future holds for innovation in the space.
As the Fintech space grows, it becomes more imperative to leverage financial mechanisms in the fight against climate change. Join us to talk about the nexus of environmental projects and personal finance.
Director of Conservation Innovation
The Nature Conservancy
Co-Founder and General Partner
Ruth Foxe Blader
Climate Fintech Lead
New Energy Nexus
2:00 PM ET, September 15, 2021
The New Cool: The Future of Air Cooling
Freons from cooling continue to be a significant driver of global warming, and more sustainable HVAC solutions hold the key to decreasing climate impacts from the buildings and industrial sectors. Join our board member Rasha Hasaneen from Trane Technologies and our V4C team, Dynamic Air Cooling, to talk about challenges and innovation in the space of heating and cooling.
Electrifying Neighborhoods & Communities
Despite the continual growth of the electric vehicle industry, access to public charging stations continues to be a major barrier to adoption. Due to aging infrastructure and varying landscapes, the best way to ensure access to consistent charging for all users requires thougtful solutions.
Day 2 Speakers
12:00 PM ET, September 16, 2021
Fireside Chat with Jigar Shah moderated by Chante Harris.
Loan Programs Office
Department of Energy
Director of Climate Investment & Partnerships
Venture For ClimateTech
12:30 PM ET, September 16, 2021
Flights of the Future: Air Travel Never Looked Greener
Looking to eclipse recent triumphs made by Blue Origins and Virgin Galactic, New Frontier Aerospace promises flights to anywhere on Earth in under 2 hours for a fraction of the carbon footprint. Come join us to hear JetBlue and New Frontier talk about the importance of moonshots in flight technology, and its impact on the climate.
Accelerating the Future of Renewable Energy
As we transition to grids backed by renewable energy, intermittency continues to be one of the biggest challenges to wind turbines. Atrevida is advancing the future of renewable energy with their patented blades that optimize shape in real-time to increase energy generation. Come join them, Lou Schick (Clean Energy Ventures), and Nneka Uzoh (Greentech Noir) as they discuss the most pressing challenges facing wind and the most promising innovations on the horizon.
NYSERDA Consultant & Venture Partner at Republic
JetBlue Technology Ventures
Director of Investments
Clean Energy Ventures
Senior Vice President
Aligned Climate Capital
1:30 PM ET, September 16, 2021
Profitable Green Solutions for Industrial Transformation
One of the most potent pathways to decarbonization is through hydrogen production, and momentum behind it is growing. Come hear from Ecolectro and Alchemr about what they are doing to capitalize on that momentum to bring us closer to a future powered by clean fuel.
Carbontech as a Catalyst for Mitigating Climate Change
Carbon emissions remain the single largest contributor to greenhouse gases, and its mitigation is central to the fight against climate change. Join us for an exciting session as our two carbontech startups, Mars Materials and Polaris Renewables, discuss innovation in the space and why their technologies represent pathways to a carbon-neutral future.
Co-Founder and CEO