Join ARPA-E, The European Innovation Council Executive Agency, Elemental Excelerator, Katapult VC, and the NSF at the SOSV Climate Tech Summit

Don’t forget to register for the SOSV Climate Tech Summit—no excuses, registration is free (Oct. 20-21). We’re particularly excited about the 18 Breakout Sessions hosted by climate tech heavy hitters who invest in early stage accelerators and programs. The Sessions are live, attendees can ask questions, and presenters are decision-makers at these programs. These Breakouts are staged one after the other over two days, so we encourage founders to catch them all and have copious questions ready for the prospective investors. Read more about our Breakout Sessions here and here.

We’re pleased to announce the final group of Breakout Sessions:

The U.S. Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) “advances high-potential, high-impact energy technologies that are too early for private-sector investment.” They focus on transformational energy projects that can be meaningfully advanced with a small amount of funding over a defined period of time.” 

Presenter: Associate Director for Technology-to-Market, James Zahler

The European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) provides “high quality support to European innovators, researchers, businesses, and consumers.” Their aim is to “reinforce the European Union’s position as a global leader in research” and “maintain high standards of protection for its citizens towards a more competitive, digital, green, and inclusive EU.” 

Presenter: Program Manager Francesco Matteucci

Elemental Excelerator is a pioneer of nonprofit climate tech accelerators “on a mission to redesign systems at the root of our climate crisis.” 

Presenters: Dealflow Manager Benny Kim and Director of Innovation Mitch Rubin

Katapult VC runs the climate tech accelerators Ocean, Climate, and Africa. It has “invested in 120 startups, including 30 direct investments, all of which are working to implement the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.” 

Presenter: Katapult Accelerator CEO Nina Heir

The National Science Foundation (NSF) SBIR/STTR programs are “America’s Seed Fund” to back Environmental Technologies. The NSF aims to “promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense.” 

Presenter: Program Director and SBIR/STTR Rajesh Mehta 

These 30-minute sessions will run in parallel to the Main Stage Speakers and generally include an introduction followed by Q&A with the audience. Check out earlier announcements about the Breakout Session participants here and here. We will announce our Main Stage Speakers every few days until the start of the event. Register today to get a free pass.

Please contact us if your organization is interested in hosting a breakout session (very few spots are left). The focus is on support for early stage climate tech startups.This event is organized by SOSV as a gathering to support Climate Tech innovators and investors across all sectors.