Building an early-stage GreenTech startup

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About the event:

GreenTech is something that is on top of everybody's minds; the space is booming with investors and incubators trying to attract the most promising startups. It has grown from being something that is nice to have to a burgeoning investment opportunity. There is an increasing pressure on boards to be more receptive and proactive to the sustainability agenda. A growing amount of venture capital is invested into the field, and pursuing business ideas within GreenTech has become a tremendous economic opportunity. 

But what is it like to start a company and build in this field? Is pursuing a GreenTech startup still associated with balancing profit and purpose? How can we encourage more entrepreneurs to build in this space?

We have invited entrepreneurs who have built a GreenTech startup to share their experience in navigating and becoming successful in this field. 

About the panelists:

Tegan Spinner, Co-founder, and CEO of Worthmore. An entrepreneur at heart who moved from Silicon Valley to Copenhagen to pursue happiness, Tegan has spent the last five years working with some of the best startups in Denmark. Today he is the CEO of Worthmore, a company that helps convert used phones into money for charitable causes. He aims to be a role model for other Zebra startups (companies for profit and purpose) and put Copenhagen on the map as the place to build them.

Jose “Pepe” Tavares, Co-founder and CEO of Zupply. Pepe is passionate about using technology to create impact, especially in sustainability and the circularity of materials, where technology adoption can bring exciting opportunities. Domain Expert in Engineering, Procurement, and Construction projects with experience in LATAM, Middle East, and Asia for more than 12 years. He loves making things happen with cool tech!

Michael J. Wiatr is a Venture Partner with Antler. Michael is a serial entrepreneur and investor and a former consultant at BCG Consultant. Michael is passionate about building great companies with great teams and about driving the sustainability agenda.

Moderator - Julia Nilsson Senior Platform manager at Antler. She has a background in marketing and sales working with social media, event management, content, PR, community management and more. She's been with Antler for close to 3 years managing the marketing operations for Antler Sweden, and now heading up Antler's platform to support and invest to up to 200 entrepreneurs annually across Denmark and Sweden.

Agenda

17.00 - Antler presentation

17:15 - Panel Discussion

17:45 - Q&A

18:00 - The end!

About Antler

Antler is a global early-stage venture capital firm that enables and invests in the world's most exceptional people to build the defining technology companies of tomorrow - by building complementary co-founder teams, supporting the teams with deep business model validation, and providing a global platform for scaling.

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