Greentown Houston 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 Houston Agenda
All times are CT. Speakers will be announced soon—check back regularly for additions!
8:00 – CHECK-IN + BREAKFAST
9:30 – WELCOME + THE ENERGY TRANSITION IN HOUSTON
Reflecting on the momentum in Houston’s energy transition ecosystem, what’s next for our startups’ groundbreaking technologies, and more.
9:45 – SETTING THE SCENE: ACCELERATING THE ENERGY TRANSITION
10:00 – RAPID DECARBONIZATION: IS HOUSTON READY TO LEAD?
Commercializing climatetech promises sweeping environmental benefits and economic opportunities, yet we must overcome many obstacles to commercialize at the pace necessary to tackle climate change. This panel will bring together experts from across the energy transition ecosystem—including an entrepreneur, a corporate executive, an investor, and a policymaker—to offer perspectives on how Houston can combine its industry expertise and workforce, the region’s growing population of climatetech startups, and the unprecedented climate capital that exists today to not only commercialize climate solutions, but commercialize them quickly.
11:00 – GREENTOWN LABS STARTUP PITCHES
11:15 – FIRESIDE CHAT
11:35 – GREENTOWN LABS STARTUP PITCHES
11:50 – DIARIES OF DEPLOYMENT: PERSPECTIVES FROM A CORPORATE-STARTUP COLLABORATION
When it comes to achieving deployment, corporations’ global footprints can serve as springboards to propel climatetech innovation out of the lab. In this session, you’ll hear directly from a corporate and startup that have partnered successfully as they share what worked, what didn’t, and what advice they would give startups today.
12:10 – GREENTOWN LABS STARTUP PITCHES
12:25 – KEYNOTE
12:45 – CLOSING REMARKS
1:00 – LUNCH
2:00 – 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.