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. 

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Early-bird registration open through August 1st

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Are you a PNW-based cleantech startup interested in being matched with investors and strategic partners?
Apply to attend the invitation-only investor-connections event, EcoCapital Connections, that takes place the morning of the main VIS event. Learn More Here



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11:30a - Registration Opens


Lunch is served with time to network and visit the exhibits.



funding pathways Workshop

Stay tuned for more details…


1:00p - 2:30p

Fireside chat:
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

NEtworking break

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

company showcase

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.



Also happening at the VertueLab Impact Summit 2019

EcoCapital Connections

Is your Pacific Northwest-based cleantech business ready to connect with investors and strategic partners? Apply by June 26th to be considered for Eco-Capital Connections: 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.


"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

Thank you to Perkins Coie for these video interviews from VIS2018!