Seeding and Growing Climate Economy Entrepreneurship
- Silver Maple Room, 4th Floor Dudley Davis Center 590 Main St., Burlington, Vermont (map)
Distributed generation, grid optimization and storage, food systems renewal, recycling: creative entrepreneurs are inventing new business models that reduce carbon emissions and generate profit. Sharing stories of success that point to next stage opportunities.
Moderated by Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development
Governor Phil Scott appointed Ted Brady to be the Deputy Secretary of Vermont’s Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) in January 2017. ACCD works to grow Vermont’s economy, helps businesses create jobs, encourages the creation of affordable workforce housing, and supports vibrant and resilient communities.
Danny Kennedy is a clean-technology entrepreneur, an environmental activist, and the author of the book Rooftop Revolution: How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy—and Our Planet—from Dirty Energy.
Jigar Shah is the Co-Founder of Generate Capital, a specialty finance company that builds, owns, operates, and finances infrastructure assets involving energy, water, agriculture and basic materials.
Josh founded the transit-tech company TransLoc, for which he was named a White HouseChampion of Change by the Obama Administration. Recently TransLoc was named to Fast Company’s 2017 list of the most innovative companies in transportation, right alongside Uber and Tesla.