Wed, May 04

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Margalit Startup City

The Role of Startups and VCs in Spearheading a Circular Transformation

Urban life is creating large amounts of waste impacting our climate and environment. A Circular Economy offers an effective means to reducing our burden on the planet while unlocking new business value. We explore how startups and VCs can spearhead this transformational shift.

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The Role of Startups and VCs in Spearheading a Circular Transformation

Time & Location

May 04, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT

Margalit Startup City, 122 Grand St, New York, NY 10013, USA

About the event

If we are to succeed in the fight against climate change, we need new, better models to using our planet’s finite resources. We also need to drastically reduce consumer and industrial waste. Circular Economy approaches offer a solution to both challenges. By designing products and processes around models of extended use, repairability and shareability, we can address environmental, geopolitical, and cost-related risks surrounding the extraction and processing of natural resources. By focusing on disassembly, recycling, and the recovery of materials from end-of-life products we can also address many of the issues associated with consumer and industrial waste. A successful transition towards a Circular Economy will require multidisciplinary, system-level approaches across product design, business models, and supply chains. Startups are in a unique position to test, validate and ultimately spearhead new circular solutions and will play a key role in this transition while Venture Capitalists will find unique, long-term, and high-impact investment opportunities. 

Please join us for an engaging panel conversation followed by networking with food and drinks.

Speakers:

  • Anli Zhang, Founder, World We Dare to Imagine
  • Chantal Emmanuel, CTO & Co-Founder, Limeloop
  • Johan Schwind, Managing Director, URBAN-X
  • Rekha Grennan, Founder & CEO, WorkSpherics

Moderator: Imke Myrick, Director, Circular City Week/Danish Cleantech Hub

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