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Silicon Valley Going Green

Learn how the Silicon Valley ecosystem works to scale up green startups and speed up climate innovation. Join our webinar to meet speakers from the green accelerators Plug and Play & Cleantech Open.

Silicon Valley is known for its thriving ecosystem of research institutions, corporates, startups, investors and accelerators – the secret sauce of why Silicon Valley is home to so many unicorns. Part of the ecosystem is specifically ‘green’, providing the needed funding for climate tech, connecting to corporate off-takers of new solutions and delivering support structures for passionate entrepreneurs working on scaling up their green businesses as fast as possible.

Now, we are bringing the Silicon Valley ecosystem to you!

What will you get from the webinar?

The webinar gives you unique access to insights from two green accelerators in California. During the webinar, you will:

  • Get great insight into Silicon Valley's green ecosystem
  • Learn what you can do to grow through the ecosystem
  • Receive first-hand advice from key actors from Silicon Valley

Sign up HERE

The webinar is a part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week and takes place on Thursday, November 19th at 19:00 - 20:15 CET. Sign up for the event here.

Panelist: Ken Hayes

Executive Director for National and Global activities at Cleantech Open.

Ken helps startups grow, get financed, increase revenue, and build value at Cleantech Open. He is also a Partner and Co-Founder of a VC Fund and a "recovering entrepreneur" who has built and sold several companies.

Panelist: Wade Bitaraf

Founder of Energy & Sustainability at Plug and Play

Wade’s passion is in serving startups at the intersection of technology and business. At Plug and Play, he manages relationships with startups, corporate innovation leaders, and investors with a focus on the energy industry value chain.


  • Welcome remarks
    By Katrine Joensen, Consul General & CEO, Innovation Centre Denmark Silicon Valley
  • How does the Silicon Valley ecosystem support green startups?
    By Cleantech Open and Plug and Play
  • How can Danish startups learn from and tap into the Silicon Valley ecosystem?
    Panel debate and Q&A moderated by Stephanie Kristiansen, Senior Advisor, ICDK
  • Closing remarks
    How you can engage with the Silicon Valley green ecosystem via Innovation Centre Denmark Silicon Valley

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