Team Member Feature: Scott Meyers
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We sat down recently with Scott Meyers from the Venture For ClimateTech team to learn about his role at NextCorps and what he finds interesting in life. Here’s what he had to say.
- What is your role at For ClimateTech?
I am the Program Manager for Venture For ClimateTech, I help manage and plan curriculum for our cohort as well as meet with the teams for troubleshooting their weekly roadblocks.
- What do you find most impactful about the work you do? Can you share a specific project or achievement that you are particularly proud of?
I get to identify, collaborate with, and support climate tech entrepreneurs in the earliest stages of their technologies journey. In a world where we hear so much negativity surrounding the climate crisis, I have the opportunity to help develop the businesses that will give us a fighting chance! One achievement that I am particularly proud of would be our program doubling in size. Between our second and third cohort we doubled the amount of teams we accepted which proved to be pretty difficult. That being said we were able to double our potential impact which is amazing.
- Do you have a favorite climate technology and why?
I think any technology working to address our grid adaptation is crucial. The amount of electricity that needs to be produced to accommodate the electrification of our lives is extremely high. The grid needs to be able to handle that, and deliver it. So any technology that dives into the electric grid is my favorite.
- Outside of work, how do you like to spend your free time and what are your favorite activities or hobbies?
When Western NY weather permits, I love to be outside. I spend a lot of time hiking and camping, and love to take road trips out to National Parks around the country.
- In your own words, what does innovation mean to you? / What does it mean to be innovative?
When I think of being innovative I think of taking chances. It is very hard to put yourself out there and step outside the lines to make something happen.
- What’s your favorite place in Rochester?
The waterfront we have in Rochester on Lake Ontario is beautiful, particularly Irondequoit Bay. You can find me on most summer days floating out there on a boat or kayak!
Connect with Scott Meyers on LinkedIn to learn more about the innovative work he’s doing for climate tech startups.