Growth Tech Event: ”Climate start-ups and their impact” *fully booked*

19th April 2023 from 6:00pm — 7:30pm • Information Technologists' Hall

Please note that bookings are now closed.

A presentation and discussion with Climate.VC, hosted by the WCIT Entrepreneurship Panel and ‘IT and Climate Change’ working group

Climate VC fund early-stage start-ups to drive material decarbonisation of the economy and day-to-day life though their fund and syndicate. They see climate change as the biggest opportunity the world has ever seen, to invest in change and build the world we want to live in. Climate VC’s mission is to find, foster and fund crazy, unusual and innovative start-ups who have a global and gigatonne-scale impact on the climate.

The discussion

Peet Denny will open the evening with an insight into the Climate.VC Fund, the drivers, ambitions and aims, how his experience can offer some direction, guidance and insights into the key issues. This will be followed by two examples providing key insight into how climate tech start-ups are addressing the climate challenge: Paul Young and Osas Omoigiade, business founders and leaders of businesses funded by Climate.VC. Lt Gen Richard Nugee will then offer his view on the strategic imperatives that are driving the Climate.VC approach and their future direction.

There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and discuss with the presenters.

The speakers

Peet Denny

Peet is the founding partner for Climate Ventures. He is an entrepreneur with a deep background in Information Technology, which has led to him founding multiple companies. He is the founder of the largest UK AI community outside of London, an international keynote speaker, and former CTO of Wealth Wizards amongst many other achievements.

Paul Young

Paul is CTO and Co-Founder of Kita, enabling nature-based solutions to thrive via insurance products that remove carbon delivery risk from buyers and sellers in the voluntary carbon market. Before focusing his career onto the fight against climate change, he led R&D teams within data science-based fintech startups, culminating with the co-founding of Sybenetix, successfully acquired by Nasdaq in 2017.

Osas Omoigiade

Osas is the founder and CEO of Deep.Meta, who are bringing advanced technology to reuse steel and save millions of tonnes of CO2. He has a PhD in Steel Metallurgy from Imperial College London and strong relationships with steel makers in the UK. Deep.Meta is backed by Imperial Enterprise Labs Centre for Climate Change and Innovation, Google, Innovate UK as well as Climate Tech and Automation investors.

Lt.Gen Richard Nugee

Richard created the MOD’s Net Zero Strategy and is board member of multiple climate start-ups and a member of Climate VC’s impact advisory board. Richard was commissioned into the British Army in 1986 and completed numerous operational tours. He was latterly Chief of Defence People and in 2020 wrote a Review of Defence’s approach to Climate Change and Sustainability. He is now the Non-Executive Director for Climate Change for Defence, Chair of the NAAFI Board and Director of his own Strategic Advisory.

Tickets: £12 (inc VAT). Refreshments will be provided. Any surplus will be donated to the WCIT Charity.

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