Greentown Boston Agenda + Venue Information
On Nov. 3, we’re inviting you, your colleagues, and all the climate champions in your life into our incubator for a day of hands-on exploration with our world-changing startups and their climatetech solutions; keynotes and sessions featuring leaders across climatetech, finance, policy, and justice; and networking with key climate action pioneers.
Greentown Boston Agenda
All times are ET.
8:00 – CHECK-IN + BREAKFAST
9:30 – WELCOME + REMARKS FROM GREENTOWN LABS’ CEO
Featuring Axios Pro Climate Deals Reporter Alan Neuhauser.
Greentown Labs CEO Emily Reichert will share reflections on the climatetech industry’s growth, the incubator’s progress over the past year, and how it’s expanding its offerings to address climatetech entrepreneurs’ biggest challenges.
9:45 – SETTING THE SCENE: UNLOCKING THE DEPLOYMENT ROADMAP
Featuring Anthony Pannozzo, Head of frog North America, part of Capgemini Invent.
10:00 – INFRASTRUCTURE, EQUITY, AND THE PATH TOWARD COLLABORATIVE DEPLOYMENT
Featuring Massachusetts Clean Energy Center CEO Jennifer Daloisio, MassVentures Managing Director Vinit Nijhawan, and florrent Founder and CEO Jose LaSalle; moderated by Browning the Green Space Board President Kerry Bowie; Introduced by David Rodriguez, Director of Innovation at Enel X.
This year, we’ve seen groundbreaking climate policy enacted at both the federal level and on Beacon Hill—all while investors continue to back climatetech, despite economic uncertainties. Now the question is, how can we convert all of this momentum into rapid commercialization? Are we ready to invest in transportation? To ditch NIMBY-ism and build wind and solar farms across the state? To truly elevate the voices and priorities of the Commonwealth’s underrepresented communities? Join us and a diverse panel of experts to discuss what’s next for Massachusetts’ climate action.
10:45 – GREENTOWN LABS STARTUP PITCHES
11:00 – IRA IRL: WHAT GROUNDBREAKING FEDERAL LEGISLATION MEANS FOR CLIMATETECH COMMERCIALIZATION
Featuring The Engine Vice President, Public Affairs Benjamin Downing and 38 North Solutions Chair Katherine Hamilton, and Beacon Climate Innovations Principal Moneer Azzam; moderated by Canary Media Editorial and Research Associate Maria Virginia Olano.
The recent passing of the Inflation Reduction Act is ushering in a new era of momentum for climatetech, providing huge opportunities for deployment, investment, and job creation. In this session we’ll dive deep into how the IRA will support our startups by making climatetech more affordable to adopt, and how a multitude of technologies must work together to achieve decarbonization.
11:35 – GREENTOWN LABS STARTUP PITCHES
11:50 – INVESTMENT INSIGHTS: PERSPECTIVES FROM AN INVESTOR-STARTUP COLLABORATION
Featuring Tender Co-founder and CEO Christophe Chantre, Lowercarbon Capital Partner Dr. Christina Chang, Rhapsody Venture Partners Partner Bernard Lupien; moderated by Greentown Labs Senior Manager, Investor Program Jackie Firsty.
Sit down with a later stage Greentown founder and their investor as they talk about their experiences working together before, during, and after an equity investment was made in the company. Get a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most important relationships in a startup’s journey and what best practices both founders and investors can follow to keep things moving smoothly.
12:10 – GREENTOWN LABS STARTUP PITCHES
12:25 – KEYNOTE
Featuring The Earthshot Prize CEO Hannah Jones.
12:45 – CLOSING REMARKS
1:00 – LUNCH
2:00 – 4:00 – GREENTOWN LABS MEMBER SHOWCASE
The Greentown Labs Climatetech Startup Showcase is your chance to meet the entrepreneurs who are changing the world. Join us to speak with Greentown founders, learn about their climate solutions, and make valuable connections. The showcase will highlight climatetech companies innovating across the key carbon-emitting sectors—electricity, agriculture, buildings, manufacturing, and transportation—and on resiliency, adaptation, and platform solutions.
3:00 – 4:00 – WORKSHOP: USING HUMAN-CENTRIC DESIGN TO SCALE CLIMATETECH
Hosted by Climatetech Summit Champion Sponsor Capgemini.
This interactive workshop will explore current obstacles and challenges that impede climate technology from scaling using a design thinking framework, which helps systematically extract, teach, learn, and apply human-centered techniques to solve problems in creative and innovative ways.
Join us to unearth opportunities to collaborate and accelerate the pace of commercialization and create strong solutions that can be prototyped and tested quickly.
4:00 – 7:00 – NETWORKING RECEPTION
Hosted by Climatetech Summit Supporting Sponsor Somernova.