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Earth Day Texas, scheduled for April 21 through April 23 at Fair Park Dallas, is developing opportunities for early stage clean energy-related start ups to pitch to venture capitalists. The E-Capital Summit brings together mission-driven investors, foundations, family offices, incubators, natonal laboratories and cutting-edge early-stage clean technology companies to form partnerships accelerating our future economy.

An E-Capital investment forum, Families and Foundations Investing in Energy Innovation: Texas and Beyond, will be held in partnership with Prime Coalition from 8 a.m. ti 5:30 p.m., April 20. The E-Capital investment forum is a private, invitation-only educational and networking experience for mission-driven investors.

An E-Capital Innovation Expo takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. between April 21 and 23, featuring cutting-edge clean technologies from early stage companies, national laboratories and universities. Companies supported by members of the Incubatenergy Network and Cleantech Open alumni receive a special discount. Register by February 24 by emailing ECapital@EarthDayTX.org.

By 2040, more than $15 trillion must be invested in clean technology to avert the worst effects of climate change. In 2015, solar energy produced more jobs than oil and natural gas extraction for the first time and the clean technology industry employed more than 8 million people globally. The industry needs a new type of investors to take the lead: the mission-driven investor.

Earth Day Texas is a non-profit organization focused on environmental education and awareness and produces an annual forum for sharing the latest initiatives, discoveries, research, innovations, policies, products, and corporate practices that are reshaping our world.  This years three-day free event will be held April 21 -23.

 

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