Greentown Boston Agenda + Venue Information
On Nov. 2, 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
9:35 – WELCOME + REMARKS FROM GREENTOWN LABS
Greentown Labs will share reflections on the critical role local ecosystems play in advancing climatetech solutions, how to create an environment for rapid commercialization, and the incubator’s next stage of climate impact.
9:45 – SETTING THE SCENE: COMMERCIALIZATION THROUGH COLLABORATION
10:00 – TALKING THE TALK, WALKING THE WALK: ACCELERATING CLIMATE SOLUTIONS THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS
We’ll hear from industry-leading companies that are at the forefront of corporate innovation and startups that have successfully collaborated with corporates. We’ll also get unique perspectives from the minds behind Greentown Go on crafting effective corporate innovation strategies, ways for startups to vet potential partners and leverage accountability mechanisms, and how entrepreneurs can best seize the opportunities inherent in these collaborations.
10:45 – GREENTOWN LABS STARTUP PITCHES
11:00 – THE SECOND VALLEY OF DEATH: TALES OF TRIUMPH FROM LATE-STAGE FOUNDERS
Startups face daunting challenges when scaling up their solutions for widespread adoption and commercial viability. With perspectives from startups that have successfully scaled their solutions, this session will explore the unique obstacles faced by climatetech startups during this critical phase, discuss strategies to overcome them, and give insight into how corporates, investors, and policymakers can take meaningful steps to help bridge this pivotal gap.
11:45 – GREENTOWN LABS STARTUP PITCHES
12:00 – KEYNOTE ADDRESS: LEADING MASSACHUSETTS INTO A CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE
In this keynote we’ll hear insights into how the Healey Administration is working to continue driving Massachusetts’s leadership as the epicenter of incubation and scaling next-generation technology, in addition to addressing environmental injustices and fostering well-paying jobs to drive positive change and economic growth in the state.
12:30 – GREENTOWN LABS STARTUP PITCHES
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. Meet 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 in resiliency and adaptation.