Friday, September 13, 2019
Noon to 6:30pm
101 N Weidler St,
Portland, OR 97227
THE CLOCK IS TICKING. To make the technology leaps needed to reverse the climate crisis in the time available to us, we need to connect and collaborate with those who share our inspiration to accelerate climate solutions.
11:30a - Registration Opens
Lunch is served with time to network and visit the exhibits.
12:00p - 1:00p [OPTIONAL LUNCH ACTIVITY]
Funding Startups with SBIR Grants
and Other Options (Luncheon Workshop)
Relevant to researchers and startups in ALL industries, not just cleantech
This lunch workshop feature a moderated panel of funding experts on SBIR/STTR grants, angel investing, and venture capital, as well as advice and tips from successful entrepreneurs.
1:00p - 2:30p
Technology Innovation and the Plan to Reverse Climate Change
To eliminate the causes of climate change will require that humanity use all effective strategies available: education, policy, behavior change, deployment of existing technology and our reason for being - technology innovation. This panel will feature Crystal Chissell of Project Drawdown along with leaders from industry and finance. Together they will explore why technology innovation is critical to effective climate change mitigation.
2:30p - 3:00p
Stretch your legs and connect with an interesting spectrum of #VIS19 attendees including: investors and financial professionals, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, university researchers, support services, government entities, and representatives from private corporations. BRING BUSINESS CARDS!
3:00p - 4:45p
This year's #VIS19 will include the fast-paced Cleantech Showcase, where eight up-and-coming startups present their innovations in eight minutes, followed by audience Q&A.
4:45p - 6:00p
reception with live music
Grab a drink, some tasty appetizers, and enjoy getting to know each other, while accompanied by live music from local Portland alt-jazz band, Business of Pleasure.
Here are a few of the faces that will be gracing the stage at #VIS19. Keep coming back as more of our invited speakers confirm.
#VIS19 Video Booth
The Perkins Coie video booth will be back again at #VIS19!
Share your experience and inspiration with startup founders through interviews about techniques for effective pitching and networking! For inspiration, check out the results from last year’s video interviews:
we’re looking for volunteers at vis19!
We love our volunteers and need your help to make #VIS19 awesome. In exchange for a few hours of your time, we will cover your registration fee. Contact email@example.com for where we could use the help.
Also happening at the VertueLab Impact Summit 2019
Eco-Capital Connections is an annual invitation-only matchmaking event connecting the region’s most promising cleantech companies with the country’s most active cleantech investors and global corporations, co-located at #VIS19, and made possible through a partnership with Prosper Portland. Applications for 2019 are closed.
"I get about 400 invitations to speak a day, and I decline usually about 399 of them a day. But when I heard that VertueLab Impact Summit was going to be here with all the great things they are doing, I had to jump on the opportunity to say YES. The reason I wanted to do that is because this is the best showcase certainly in the region — and quite possibly in the entire country — that links sustainability and economic prosperity."
Ted Wheeler, Mayor of Portland