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The health and safety of the EarthX community is our top priority. In light of global health concerns due to COVID-19, EarthX will deliver its previously scheduled in-person E-Capital Summit as a virtual conference, where attendees from all over the world can participate online at no charge this year.


We understand that, for many people, our annual event in Dallas is an experience they greatly look forward to attending, but we are excited about the opportunity to re-imagine the E-Capital Summit as a global online event to bring broader exposure to the climate tech innovation ecosystem.


We are working hard to provide a unique virtual experience for everybody, so please check this page regularly for updates. Thank you for your support, and we will continue to do what we can to support the ecosystem

EarthxE-Capital Virtual Summit 2020

April 22-24 | A Digital Experience


Updated virtual summit agenda coming soon.

Would you like to participate?


Company Application Deadline: April 10

Accepted and ready to register for the summit?

summit registration

For more information please email ecapital@earthx.org


Stream presentations from
climate tech’s top innovators
and investors


Early-stage climate tech
companies will pitch to
investors for a chance to

win up to $10,000


Vetted companies will be
connected to potential investors
for one-on-one virtual meetings

The EarthxE-Capital Summit cultivates and convenes private capital, financiers, early to late-stage companies, industry thought leaders, key local and national policy-makers, incubators, accelerators and researchers to form partnerships catalyzing investment into environmental solutions.

2020 Confirmed Speakers

Technology Verticals

Investment Forum

An inclusive forum providing participants with education, inspiration, tools and networking opportunities.

Capital Connection

Where potential investors will meet with vetted companies.

Climate Tech Prize

Early-stage startup companies will pitch to investors for a chance to win up to $10,000

Eligibility Requirements

  • You are an early-stage startup
  • You have not raised more than $500k in dilutive funding
  • Your annual revenue is under $250k

April 22-24, 2020

*This opportunity is only available to EarthxE-Capital Summit Participants.



Whiteboarding for Green Solutions

EarthxE-Capital Summit recently convened a select group of CEOs and investors representing $600 billion of investment capital to participate in whiteboarding sessions with the U.S. Department of Energy at the EarthxE-Capital Summit. Their goal was to identify ways for the government to catalyze private investment in later-stage environmental solutions.

Outcomes included the following:

The Trump Administration has begun coordination of all current federal innovation spending and funding opportunities.

EarthxE-Capital Summit is forming a bipartisan task force with the mission of identifying and advancing critical issues and actionable solutions.

A Working Paper:

Bridging the U.S. Environmental Technology Gaps to Market: The Need to Seize the Economic Opportunity of Our Era.

Download PDF - Bridging the U.S. Environmental Technology Gaps to Market EarthxE-Capital Summit 2020 Earthx2020


2019 Program Guide

View the 2019 Program Guide from last year’s event.



Updated virtual summit agenda coming soon.


Time Activity
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 Location: Hilton Anatole Hotel
6:00 PM Networking Reception
7:00 PM Earth Day 50th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 Location: Hilton Anatole Hotel
7:00 AM Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:00 AM Welcoming Remarks
8:15 AM

Opening Keynote

  • Matthew Nordan, Managing Director, PRIME Impact Fund
8:35 AM

Early Stage Game Changers

  • Mitch Jacobson, Director, Austin Technology Incubator (Moderator)
  • Trevor Best, CEO, Syzygy Plasmonics
  • Vince Romanin, CEO, Treau
  • Shreya Dave, CEO, Via Separations
  • Jennifer Gallegos, Research and Strategy, Yotta Energy
9:10 AM

Eco System Leaders

  • Moderator (in progress)
  • Hanna Davis, Program Director, Sustainability Accelerator, Techstars
  • Jon Bonanno, CXO, New Energy Nexus
  • Johanna Brickman, Deputy Director & Director of Impact Strategy, VertueLab
  • Emily Reichert, CEO, Greentown Labs
9:45 AM Coffee Break
10:05 AM

Early-Stage Invesor Panel

  • Chris Ripley, CEO, Smarter Sorting (Moderator)
  • Paul Straub, Managing Partner and Co-founder, Wireframe Ventures
  • Katie McClain, Partner, Energize Ventures
  • Christine Harada, President, i(x) Investments
  • Cody Evans, Founder, Homecoming Capital
  • Josh Posamentier, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Congruent Ventures
10:40 AM Growth-Stage Game Changers

  • Moderator (in progress)
  • Robert Niven, Founder and CEO, Carbon Cure
  • Christine Moseley, Founder and CEO, Full Harvest
  • Lindsay Gorrill, CEO, KORE Power
  • Leila Madrone, Founder and CTO, Sunfolding
  • Mateo Jaramillo, Co-founder and CEO, Form Energy
 11:15 PM Growth-Stage Investor Panel

  • Geoff Eisenberg, Principal, Ecosystem Integrity Fund (Moderator)
  • Valerie Shen, COO, G2VP • Rick Needham, Partner, TPG Global, The Rise Fund
  • Melanie Nakagawa, Director of Climate Strategy, Princeville Capital
  • Anastasia Istratova, Investor, 40 North Management
  • Brandon Hurlbut, Senior Advisor, Aligned Climate Capital

11:50 PM

Upcoming plans for catalyzing the commercialization of U.S. Energy Technologies

  • Conner Prochaska, Chief Commercialization Officer, United States Department of Energy
 12:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM

ESG Banking Panel

  • Marilyn Waite, Program Officer, Climate and Clean Energy Finance, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (Moderator)
  • Andrei Cherny, Co-founder and CEO, Aspiration
  • Nina Webster, SVP, Western Regional Director, Amalgamated Bank
  • Blake Jones, Co-founder and Board Chair, Clean Energy Credit Union
1:30 PM – 5:00 PM Concurent Programming

  • EarthX Climate Tech Prize Preliminary Round
  • Project Finance Workshop
    Nexus PMG will facilitate a Project Finance workshop to provide insight around key elements of infrastructure project development that reduce overall risk, attract outside capital and can help you scale your business.
  • Built Environment Workshop
    Real estate investment and development firm Crow Holdings and others will provide participants with guidance around what potential customers are looking for when considering investing in deploying built environment technologies.
 2:05 PM Late-Stage Game Changers

  • Moderator (in progress)
  • Lenka Kollar, Director, Strategy and External Relations, NuScale Power (in progress)
  • Bob Mumgaard, CEO, Commonwealth Fusion Systems
  • Alden Miles, Vice President, Product, Trove (in progress)
  • Warren DeSouza, CFO, Sila Nanotechnologies
  • Andras Forgacs, Co-founder and CEO, Modern Meadow (in progress)
 2:40 PM Keynote: The DBL Story-A Fireside Chat

  • Nancy Pfund, Founder and Managing Partner, DBL Partners
  • Gary Knell, Chairman, National Geographic Partners (in progress)
3:00 PM Coffee Break
3:30 PM Late-Stage Investor Panel
We will explore how public-private partnerships can better support the deployment of growth and late-stage environmental solutions at scale.

  • Stephan Feilhauer, Associate Director, Macquarie Capital
  • Chad Johnson, SVP of Technology Banking, Wells Fargo (in progress)
  • Barlcays (in proress)
  • Bank of America (in progress)
  • JP Morgan (in progress)
4:05 PM Bipartisan Path Forward
We will explore a bipartisan path towards deploying U.S. new energy technologies at scale.

  • Taite McDonald, Partner, Holland & Knight (Moderator)
  • Jeremy Harrell, Managing Director, Policy, ClearPath
  • Addison Stark, Associate Director for Energy Innovation, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Dylan Reed, Director, Advanced Energy Economy
  • Charles Hernick, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions
5:00 PM Networking Reception
6:00 PM Roosevelt Banquet
9:00 PM VIP After Hours Networking Reception
Friday, April 24th, 2020 Location: Dallas Fair Park
7:00 PM Shuttles Depart From Hilton Anatole to Dallas Fair Park
7:30 AM EarthX Business Breakfast
9:00 AM E-Capital Connection
Facilitated by Austin Technology Incubator – companies and investors will participate in 15-minute one-on-one meetings curated by technology and stage.
11:00 AM EarthX Main Speaker Program
12:30 PM EarthX Business Lunch
(Optional – Not Included in Ticket)
1:30 PM Guided EXPO Tours
3:00 PM EarthX Climate Tech Prize Finals
5:00 PM Networking Reception
5:00 PM EarthX Banquet
9:00 PM VIP After Hours Networking Reception


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2019 Conference Recap



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EarthxE-Capital Summit Innovators

“We must protect the ocean as if our lives depend upon it – because they do.”
– Sylvia Earle

EarthX / EarthxE-Capital Summit Disclaimer:
EarthX is not an intermediary, broker-dealer, investment advisor or securities exchange; EarthX is not engaged in the business of effecting transactions in securities for the account of others; and EarthX does not provide investment advice, investment advisory services or affect the purchase or sale of any security, this presentation does not constitute an offer, solicitation or recommendation to sell or an offer to buy any securities, investment products or investment advisory services.