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Minnesota Cleantech Innovation Day

June 7, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free – $30

About Minnesota Cleantech Innovation Day:

Cleantech represents the next wave of economic opportunity for Minnesota.
Leveraging our regional leadership and expertise to advance technologies, innovation, and decarbonization across a range of critical sectors – energy, buildings, transportation, agriculture, and industrial processes.

To mobilize our regional efforts and showcase innovative projects and partnerships, Grid Catalyst is joining with regional partners to host this event, featuring 12 startups, keynote speaker Taj Ahmad Eldridge, and panels discussing Minnesota’s emerging technology opportunities and investor perspectives. Additional speaker information will be provided when registration opens April 15, 2023.

A welcome reception will be hosted for speakers, partners, and sponsors on June 6. More information to follow.

About the Keynote Speaker:

Taj Ahmad Eldridge (Include Ventures Managing Partner): Taj Ahmad Eldridge is a 25+ year investment professional whose career has included high level executive roles in banking, asset management, alternative investments, and entrepreneurship. Taj serves as Managing Director of Climate Innovations at Jobs for the Future, leading the work around climate and the future of work.

In addition, as General Partner of Include Venture Partners and former Senior Director of Investments at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), Eldridge has built a longstanding career with expertise in the fields of fintech, media, energy, transportation, and the circular economy. Eldridge is is also one of the 70 Black Investors in Bevy.com – a $325 million virtual conference platform as noted in AfroTech.

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Do you have questions?

Email McKay@gridcatalyst.org for additional information or to sponsor the event.


June 7, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free – $30