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2022 Clean Energy Entrepreneur Workshop

August 9, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Clean Energy Entrepreneur Workshop will be held in Seattle, Washington, on August 9, 2022.

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

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 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.


August 9, 2022
9:30 am - 4:00 pm


Washington Clean Energy Testbeds
4625 Union Bay Place Northeast
Seattle, WA 98105 United States