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Lessons for our future: how to accelerate climate-tech?

Where
KPMG
KPMG
300 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
When

Thursday 23 June from 6pm to 9pm

This evening is dedicated to asking the question: How can Australia do better to accelerate climate tech innovation?

Join us to hear from industry experts on how the Sydney startup ecosystem can accelerate the growth of climate-tech founders.

The evening will kick off with a fireside chat between Creel Price, Cofounder of Investibleand Australia’s dedicated climate tech hub Greenhouse, and Grace Sai, founder of Unravel Carbon. Grace will draw on her experience with the Singapore startup ecosystem - rated the 14th in the world - to dissect how Australian institutions - corporates, governments, and more - can better support climate tech startups in commercialisation and growth.

Alongside Grace will be local Climate-Tech founders Peter Manettas from Shore Trade and Josh Dunford from PostHarvest and experienced Company Director and Commercialisation Advisor Rob Fitz.

The panel will share the hurdles they faced with commercialisation within Australia and their experiences with corporate procurement processes and government support.

We will open up these challenges to the floor for founders in the audience to share their own challenges with the Australian startup ecosystem to workshop live with Grace, Creel and the panel and continue the conversations during the networking reception.

Program:

  • 6:00pm - 6:30pm: Arrival

  • 6:30pm - 7:00pm: Fireside chat with Grace Sai and Creel Price

  • 7:00pm - 7:30pm: Interactive Panel and Audience discussion

  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm: Networking and social (drinks and food)

About Grace

Grace Sai is the Co-founder and CEO of Unravel Carbon, an enterprise software that helps companies track and reduce their carbon emissions, backed by Sequoia and Y Combinator.

Grace was a VC who invested in early staged tech startups, a Kauffman Fellow and is widely regarded as a node of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Asia. She has been nominated as Gen T by Singapore Tatler (2018), Great Women of our Times by Women's Weekly (2017), and is a UN Women Entrepreneurship Day Ambassador.

She holds two Masters degrees with Distinction from Oxford and INSEAD.

About Investible

Investible is a venture capital firm backing the visionaries advancing humanity through technology. Its mission is to connect ground-breaking companies with the capital, expertise and networks they need to realise their potential on a global scale.

Investible is also building Greenhouse, a new Climate Tech ecosystem dedicated to accelerating the collaboration, adoption and impact of climate technologies on a global scale. Greenhouse, a flagship project supported by the City of Sydney, will be a leading contributor to the region’s contribution to the global Climate Tech sector.

The Visiting Entrepreneur Program is produced by the City of Sydney with partner organisations from the local startup ecosystem. The 2022 edition is kindly supported by Tech Central and the Greater Cities Commission.

Covid-safe information

Please follow COVID-safe practices when attending our event and stay home if you are feeling unwell.