Energy start-ups and climate tech investment

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Online event
@ 4:30 pm

Assistant Professor Morgan Edwards discusses funding energy-related start-ups with industry and nonprofit panelists.



Attracting financing at multiple stages of product development and commercialization is often a high hurdle for energy-related (and most) start-ups. Investment and funding from venture capitalists, corporations, government, and others can be critical to the scale-up and deployment of new innovations at a speed and scale necessary to address climate change effectively. Join a discussion with start-up companies, venture capital investors, NGOs, and researchers to discuss the unique funding challenges faced by those commercializing energy and climate tech innovations and the knowledge, support, and other benefits offered by various types of investors.



  • Abram Becker, Interim Director, Discovery to Product (D2P), UW-Madison


  • Morgan Edwards, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs, UW-Madison
  • Shashank Churukanti, Venture Associate, Evergreen Climate Innovations
  • Matt Maroon, Chief Executive Officer, C-Motive
  • Jeffery Song, Activate Anywhere Fellowship Manager, Activate


Wisconsin Energy Institute