Climate Start-ups Aim to Help Save the Planet at NYC Greenshot Demo Day on May 9

Nine planet-saving start-ups focused on climate solutions will be pitching their businesses to top climate venture capitalists and entrepreneurs at the Greenshot Climate Solutions Accelerator Demo Day in New York City on Thursday, May 9. Startups will have the opportunity to win a $75K prize, but more important will be the visibility and relationships with potential customers and funders.

This culminating event will offer the inaugural Greenshot cohort an opportunity to apply what they have learned over the course of the last three months — in weekly educational sessions featuring curriculum from Tuck School of Business, CleanTech Open experts, and climate experts from the private sector; advising by Greenshot mentors; peer-to-peer sharing sessions; and more — to demonstrate their readiness for investment and market success. 

"Working with startups to help them scale and make a difference in climate change is inspiring," said Liana Frey '92, TU'98, Irving Institute Senior Fellow and Greenshot lead. "The number of applications we got for a pilot program showed us how much appetite there was among startups for this kind of opportunity. Climate innovation is a natural fit for Dartmouth — it requires cross-disciplinary collaboration, which is one of Dartmouth's strengths. We have a highly engaged alumni base, who have been heavily involved in making this program a success." 

Three finalists will emerge from the Thursday, May 9 Demo Day event at Alumni Ventures in New York City from 1-4:30 pm and will go on to compete for up to $75k at the finals, held as part of the Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship's Dartmouth Entrepreneurs Forum (DEF) on Friday, May 10 at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Both events are open to the public. You can register for the May 9 Greenshot Demo Day event here and the DEF event ($75 entry fee) here.