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Bridging the Startup and Corporate Divide

August 24 @ 5:00 pm 8:00 pm ET

Learn how startups and corporates can work better together to accelerate new technology adoption!

Join us on Aug. 24 at Greentown Boston for a discussion that will unlock the potential of corporate and startup partnerships in driving climatetech innovation to new heights.

Hosted in collaboration with ADL Ventures and Azolla Ventures, our expert panel will delve into the strategies, frameworks, and agreement mechanisms that pave the way for low-risk, high-reward partnerships.

This event will provide the opportunity to engage with a dynamic group of utility R&D/innovation leads, visionary investors, and other influential voices in the climatetech ecosystem. Attendees will gain invaluable insights from successful collaborations, as industry leaders share their experiences, lessons learned, and game-changing advice for today’s startups.

Together, we’ll explore commercial frameworks that ignite innovation, mechanisms that minimize risks, and avenues for startups to secure customers beyond the lab.


Amrit Jalan, Principal at Eni Next
Ryan Macpherson, Director of Climate Innovation and Investment at Autodesk
Johanna Wolfson, Co-founder and General Partner at Azolla Ventures
Aaron Baskerville-Bridges, Co-Founder and VP of Operations at AeroShield Materials

Moderated by Chris Richardson, Partner at ADL Ventures


In ET:
5:00 – 5:30 p.m.: Doors Open & Check-in
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.: Speaking Program
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.: Networking & Refreshments

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If you have questions or need to request accommodation, please reach out to Greentown Labs’ Events Coordinator, Kelly Wilson (kwilson@greentownlabs.com)

Please note that by registering to attend this event you are accepting these terms: You acknowledge that alcohol will be served and all attendees are subject to be ID’ed (only those 21+ will be served); You consent to your image or likeness being used in content associated with the event; You release Greentown Labs and all partners from any and all liability stemming from any event-related incident.

Venue Information

Parking is incredibly limited at Greentown Labs and we encourage attendees to consider taking advantage of public transportation. We’re a short walk from the newly opened Union Square station, as well as 1 mile away from the Harvard MBTA station. Union Square in Somerville is also easily accessible via the #86 and #91 MBTA buses. We offer indoor bike parking on-site and the closest Bluebikes stations are at Dane St., Conway Park and Union Square.

Greentown Boston
444 Somerville Ave
Somerville, Massachusetts 02143 United States
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Event Health + Safety Policy

This event is in-person and masks are encouraged but not required Greentown Labs. We recommend a medical grade or K/N95 mask; Greentown provides medical grade masks at the front desk of each location.

Greentown Labs is committed to the health and safety of our team, startups, partners, and attendees, and is actively monitoring local guidelines and CDC recommendations. Please reach out Kelly Wilson (kwilson@greentownlabs.com), Events Coordinator, with any questions on our safety policy.