Nov. 4-5, 2020

  • In 2020, DEMO Day evolved into the first-ever Greentown Labs Climatetech Summit—a virtual event that drew more than 2,200 climate champions from 30 countries. The summit brought the climate ecosystem together to engage across what we see as the pillars of climate action—technology, finance, policy, and justice—discover groundbreaking startups and their climatetech solutions, learn from industry experts, and forge the connections needed in order to take meaningful action on climate. 
  • And in another first, the Climatetech Summit featured not only Greentown HQ members; after announcing our planned expansion to Houston, TX earlier in 2020, we welcomed more than a dozen Greentown Houston Inaugural Members.
  • The Climatetech Summit’s speaking program included a Fireside Chat between Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone, moderated by Greentown CEO Emily Reichert, and remarks from Secretary of Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Kathleen A. Theoharides; VP Energy Industry at our partner Microsoft Darryl Willis; and Chief Supply Officer at our partner Unilever Marc Engel. We were thrilled to have Gina McCarthy, then-CEO of the Natural Resources Defense Council and former administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, give the summit’s keynote address!
  • The summit featured lightning pitches from 27 startup members and gave a platform to an additional 27 featured speakers. Watch recordings of the sessions here and read 10 takeaways from the summit here!