21 Sep '16, 9am

Startups woo Accelerate audience with climate, waste, ag solutions

Six start-ups whose endeavors span the sustainability landscape — from carbon removal to advancing the circular economy to saving bee pollinators — took to the VERGE stage Tuesday for about 2 minutes each to pitch their ideas to the roomful of tech innovators, investors and sustainability leaders. The Accelerate Showcase pitch session has become a vital part of VERGE because, as Shana Rappaport, VERGE director of engagement, says, any one of them might become tomorrow's leading innovation for solving climate change, or water scarcity or other big problems. “It is ecosystems like this one, coming together not just as innovators but also potential corporate partners and VCs, that play such an important role in helping solutions scale,” Rappaport said as she introduced the entprepreneurs. Two venture capitalists: Dawn Lippert, managing director of Energy Excelerator, and Tim ...

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