We’re on the cusp of our first deep dive into climate technology at TC Sessions: Climate & The Extreme Tech Challenge 2022 Global Finals on June 14 in Berkeley, California. Join some of the leading scientists, founders, VCs, developers and other visionary climate innovators as we explore the new wave of climate technology and its role in turning the tide of our existential climate crisis.
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As you review the agenda and plan your schedule, keep the following in mind: You’ll find some of the most insightful and downright interesting programs in the roundtables. And that, given the heavy hitters in our speaker lineup (ahem, Bill Gates), is saying something.
The roundtables are smaller, expert-led presentations that give you time to lean on a specific topic, connect with other attendees, and engage in meaningful conversations that could potentially lead to interesting opportunities. Either way, you will undoubtedly gain valuable insights that can inspire you and help your business.
Take advantage of the knowledge and experience these experts bring to the fight against climate change and take a look at any (or all) of these roundtables. You’ll be glad you did.
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Scaling Deep Tech Startups in Climate with SOSV’s HAX Program
Discussion of some of the challenges/hurdles and approaches to overcome scaling and early commercialization of various climate technology companies.
- Essam Elsahwi (CEO, Pulsenics)
- Beth Esponnette (co-founder, unspun)
- Susan Schofer (partner and chief science officer, SOSV/HAX)
Climate Investment Insights with Alumni Ventures
Intimate discussion about investing in climate. Topics: Lessons from Climate 1.0; current trends; macro financial impact; opportunity zones.
- Matt Caspari (Managing Partner, Strawberry Creek Ventures/Alumni Ventures)
How to solve the No. 1 contributor to climate change – full-harvest food waste?
Each year, a third of all edible produce is wasted on US farms simply for cosmetic or excess reasons, contributing to food waste as the No. 1 contributor to climate change worldwide. Join Christine Moseley as she discusses how technology and innovation can solve the massive problem of food waste at the farm level.
- Christine Moseley (Founder and CEO, Full Harvest)
Planting the Pre-Seeds: Investing Early in Climate Technology with Clear Ventures
We’ve seen a wave of investors and entrepreneurs building companies that tackle the climate crisis. However, the solutions are far-reaching: cold fusion, electric transport, carbon-free cement and emission accounting software. How do top space investors define climate technology? What do they look for in entrepreneurs and ideas in the earliest stages? What is their decision-making process? What trends do they see in this space?
- Andrew Beebe (CEO, Obvious Ventures)
CAPEX CAPEX CAPEX with SOSV’s IndieBio
Will cumbersome balance sheets and long infrastructure paybacks keep the cleantech industry behind?
- Alex Kopleyan (partner and senior director, IndieBio and SOSV)
- Jared Moore (Founder and CEO, Solid Ox Motors)
- Parikshit Sharma (partner, IndieBio of SOSV)
- Michelle Zhu (CEO, Huue†
Build confidence with forward-looking CO2 offset for reforestation with DroneSeed
With general demand for carbon offsets increasing and buyers receiving increasingly sophisticated, higher-value removal offsets with tangible, verifiable benefits to the climate and local ecosystems, there is a shortage of supply. At the same time, wildfires are getting bigger, hotter and more frequent, leaving many forested areas struggling to recover naturally. A new approach to forestry-based offsets targeting tree planting and CO2 they will capture as they grow offers a solution to both challenges. Learn about ex-ante (forward-looking) forestry-based carbon offsets, why they represent new, promising approaches to forest restoration after fire, and how they offer a better range of high-quality carbon removal offsets to the market.
- Cassie Meigs (Director Account Management, DroneSeed)
Accelerate Climate Solutions from Discovery to Deployment with UC Berkeley
What role should universities play in developing and transferring innovative and equitable solutions to the climate crisis?
- Kathy Yelick (Vice Chancellor for Research, UC Berkeley)
Why Climate Tech’s Next Big Entrepreneur Should Come Out With Fifth Wall
We have entered a time when climate change is finally being recognized as a real climate crisis. From historic fires in Europe and Australia, to record-breaking hurricanes to the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef, nearly every region in the world has been hit hard. As a result, it is now a financial and moral imperative to make climate technology a top priority of humanity, and for this reason we must encourage and support young entrepreneurs in developing these technologies. We need the brightest scientists, entrepreneurs and committed lawyers and financiers to make a significant difference for the future.
- Peter Gajdos (partner — co-leads Climate Technology Investment Team, Fifth Wall)
The future of green buildings — Flexible, smart, carbon-free with ProspectSV
Commercial real estate is evolving rapidly, from the rise of vehicle charging and renewable energy to a new focus on indoor environments. Let’s talk about the new possibilities to build and manage buildings that are adaptable to new requirements, responsive to needs, cost-effective and sustainable. We’ll also discuss the big frontier: building portfolios ripe for new solutions and services.
- Doug Davenport (Founder, Executive Director, ProspectSV)
Climatech — How do you make it different this time? with Khosla Ventures
What can startups learn from the successes and failures of Clean tech 1.0? How do we ensure a much more successful result this time?
- Rajesh Swaminathan (partner, Khosla Ventures)
Building a food system for the next 1000 years with Iron Ox
Join Brandon Alexander, CEO and co-founder of Iron Ox, to discuss how his team is revolutionizing the future of agriculture using AI and robotics to make the next generation of our global food system more sustainable, more scalable and make it tastier.
- Brandon Alexander (Co-Founder and CEO, Iron Ox)
AI in agriculture: the key to sustainable agriculture with Farmwise
AI can do a lot to help farmers reduce their environmental impact. We dive into climate-smart farming strategies and applications of AI in agriculture today and tomorrow.
- sebastien Boyer (co-founder and CEO, FarmWise)
TC Sessions: Climate will take place in Berkeley, California on June 14 with an online event on June 16. Buy your pass today and join the new wave of entrepreneurs committed to fighting climate change.
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