2022 Clean Energy Entrepreneur Workshop
August 9 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Clean Energy Entrepreneur Workshop will be held in Seattle, Washington, on August 9, 2022. This workshop is designed to bring together entrepreneurs, university faculty, researchers, and students working on clean energy technologies, with industry members, thinktanks, 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 Sridhar Deivasigamani of Intellihot 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.
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.
Tickets for in-person attendees include lunch and a networking happy hour. We encourage in-person attendance for the best experience, however a virtual option is available.
Full agenda will be announced soon
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 Barclay, CEO, 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
Transit and Parking:
Please consider taking public transit to the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds:
- Sound Transit’s Link Light Rail serves the University of Washington Station. The stop is a 25 minute walk from the Testbeds. You can then take the 65 bus which stops at Montlake Blvd and Pacific Place and is a 3 minute walk to the Testbeds.
Attendees planning to drive should park in UW lot E1, which is a pay lot ($7/day) that is about a 10 minute walk from the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds.