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Thursday, September 22 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Climate Technology: What’s Next, What’s Getting Funded + Accelerated Now?

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What’s next in climate tech? If you’re interested in what new climate technologies are emerging and being commercialized right now, join us for this session presented by Third Derivative, one of the world’s largest and best-resourced climate tech accelerators (a partnership between RMI and New Energy Nexus). You will get an overview of the climate tech landscape, insight into Third Derivative’s globally-sourced portfolio of 100+ startups, and hear from select, CEM-relevant portfolio companies and other surprise guest stars from the region and world. There will be time for a Q+A and we welcome engagement, so come with your questions. Warning: this session will not be boring, so come prepared!

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Kushner

Ryan Kushner

Director of Outreach, Third Derivative
Ryan is an expert in climate tech investing, innovation, commercialization and acceleration and is the Co-founder and Director of Outreach @ Third Derivative (D3), founded by Rocky Mountain Institute and New Energy Nexus. D3 now has the largest cohort of climate tech startups in the... Read More →
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Jon Creyts

Chief Program & Strategy Officer, RMI
Jon has been a senior leader at RMI for nearly a decade, where he has helped grow the institution more than tenfold in size, and multiples larger in impact. He has extensive knowledge and practical experience using market catalysts like finance, digitalization, and technology to support... Read More →
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Audrey Russo

President and CEO, Pittsburgh Technology Council
Since 2007, Audrey Russo has led the technology business sector for SWPA as President & CEO of the Pittsburgh Technology Council, the oldest & largest technology trade association in North America. Russo facilitates strong interaction across all sectors of the economy. She has an... Read More →
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Alex Zorniger

VP of Business Development, Power to Hydrogen
Alex Zorniger is currently the VP of Business Development at Power to Hydrogen. After building two startups in the consumer space, Alex recognized the need to dedicate these skills to solving the most pressing problems facing our world. He joined a team of PhD’s and scientists bringing... Read More →
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Charles Julian Swartz

Product Manager, Compact Membrane Systems
Charles has extensive energy experience holding previous roles at the Department of Energy's ARPA-E and Enviva Biomass. His role at CMS is to support deployment of the company's carbon capture membrane systems across bioenergy and carbon capture sequestration projects as well as novel... Read More →


Thursday September 22, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
DLCC Room 310