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ClimateLaunchpad US — Fireside Chat & Mixer

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New York, New York
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Join ClimateLaunchpad and Cleantech Open Northeast for an evening of networking, food, and drinks with VCs, founders, and specialists in the climate tech, city innovation, and open source and distributed systems space.


Sonam Velani — Co-founder and Managing Partner of Streetlife Ventures, investing at the intersection of cities x climate.

Ryan John King — Co-founder and CEO of FOAM, an open source spatial protocol for developing decentralized location services.

Duncan Turner – General Partner at SOSV, and the Global Managing Director of HAX, the world's first and largest VC-backed program for hard tech.

Rithikha Rajamohan (Moderator) — Founder and Principal of V6A Labs, an applied consultancy building next-gen civic infrastructure and technology.


  • Learn about ClimateLaunchpad & CleanTech Open - Overview of the two programs

  • Fireside Chat on emerging trends and needs in the climate innovation ecosystem

  • Entrepreneur Introductions to tell us about yourself and your idea or current business (popcorn style)

  • Casual Mixer to meet attendees in the local ecosystem and chat with the ClimateLaunchpad US and Cleantech Open teams


ClimateLaunchpad runs the largest green startup pitch competition at ideation stage worldwide. Since 2014, the program has helped incubate +5,000 green startups in +70 countries, raising +$500M to date after the program in pre-seed and seed stage funding. ClimateLaunchpad US is powered by CleanLeap.

V6A Labs is an applied consultancy and R&D studio. We leverage strategic foresight and a unique position at the nexus of distributed computing and social infrastructure to transform bold ideas into tangible realities. V6A is the NYC Regional Lead for ClimateLaunchpad US.

Cleantech Open is the largest cleantech startup accelerator in the U.S. Since 2005, more than 70% of Cleantech Open's reporting U.S. alumni companies are still active and have collectively raised over $2B in external funding.

Together the two programs offer continued support, from idea to a successful startup pitch through the ClimateLaunchpad pitch competition, and from startup to impactful climate venture with Cleantech Open’s accelerator program. We welcome entrepreneurs, students, investors, and anyone interested in joining our growing climate and clean tech community to join us at the event.

ClimateLaunchpad’s applications are open through June 1st, 2024! For more information on the program and how to apply, visit our website:

Thank you to IndieBio for sponsoring the venue space. IndieBio is a program of SOSV, a global venture capital firm providing multi-stage investment to support big ideas.

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