A Vision for the Future: Techstars Sustainability Accelerator 2019

J. Blair Simpson
Nov 13, 2019 · 7 min read
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On October 30th, 2019, we had the privilege of attending the Techstars Sustainability Demo Day in Denver, Colorado. Three months prior, Techstars, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, had carefully selected a cohort of entrepreneurs to join them in a sustainability startup accelerator. These new ventures were handpicked based on their ambition and vision for creating a sustainable economy. The results of their hard work were on display in a series of engaging presentations, held in front an audience of environmentally-focused professionals, students, and community members. It was an evening of optimism and hope for a brighter, more sustainable future, one that truly seems within reach given the ambition and innovation of these talented entrepreneurs.

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Mammoth Water

mobius

Nori

AQUAOSO Technologies

Bext360

Gybe

microTERRA

Propagate Ventures

Regen Network

2NDNATURE

“This event was an inspiring reminder that there are bright minds hard at work finding market-based solutions to the planet’s toughest challenges. When considering the fundamental shift necessary for our society to become truly sustainable, the magnitude of change can feel overwhelming. How can we be champions for equitable standards of living and also be stewards of the environment? How do we leave the planet and economy better than we found it for generations to come? To see presentation after presentation of truly innovative ideas for tackling these problems, it was enough to bring hope to the most pessimistic of perspectives. The synthesis of commercial application, technological innovation, and vision for a sustainable future brought the audience to its feet in an evening they’ll not soon forget.

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