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Re-Engineering the World because the Future is Decarbonized w/ Matt Ward (4Ward.VC)

January 24, 2023 Silas Mähner - Renewables, ClimateTech, & ESG Headhunter Season 1 Episode 79
Re-Engineering the World because the Future is Decarbonized w/ Matt Ward (4Ward.VC)
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CleanTechies Podcast
Re-Engineering the World because the Future is Decarbonized w/ Matt Ward (4Ward.VC)
Jan 24, 2023 Season 1 Episode 79
Silas Mähner - Renewables, ClimateTech, & ESG Headhunter

Today we are joined by Matt Ward the founder and CEO of the 4 Ward VC Accelerator. 

Today we covered a lot of things and it was a super fun conversation coming from yet another incredible individual who had no true background in Climate but decided to make it his life. 

Key topics are...

  • How a mechanical engineer can build a ClimateTech Accelerator
  • Why he chose to be part of the ClimateTech space / how everything will be re-engineered to be carbon neutral or low carbon
  • In his words what it takes to be a ClimateTech entrepreneur 
  • Why he's bullish on Ag & Food, Alt Materials, & Up-cycling & Recycling models

Really free-flowing conversation so dive in - if you're looking for specific topics you can find the topic markers in the show notes.

Topics: 

  • 4:30 Changing from engineering -
  • 7:05 Journey to ESG
  • 9:12 ClimateTech Space
  • 14:25 Bottle Necks
  • 23:04 How they vet members
  • 26:02 Tech Breakthroughs - is it necessary?
  • 29:52 Process working with them
  • 37:32 future / what he's interested in (Ag & Food, Alt Materials, Up-cycling or recycling Models)
  • 44:29 Decarbonization as the Default

Links: 

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We are proud to continue working with NextWave as our official show sponsor for this podcast. NextWave and all of its staff are highly motivated to advance the ClimateTech revolution and are constantly innovating ways that they can help affect that transition. From experts in the talent space to ESG experts, NextWave is taking on Climate and Social responsibility head-on and helping companies build great cultures that not only make the world a better place but also increase workplace satisfaction. Reach out to NextWave Partners today to learn more about how we might partner with you today. https://www.next-wavepartners.com/ / info@next-wavepartners.com

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Show Notes

Today we are joined by Matt Ward the founder and CEO of the 4 Ward VC Accelerator. 

Today we covered a lot of things and it was a super fun conversation coming from yet another incredible individual who had no true background in Climate but decided to make it his life. 

Key topics are...

  • How a mechanical engineer can build a ClimateTech Accelerator
  • Why he chose to be part of the ClimateTech space / how everything will be re-engineered to be carbon neutral or low carbon
  • In his words what it takes to be a ClimateTech entrepreneur 
  • Why he's bullish on Ag & Food, Alt Materials, & Up-cycling & Recycling models

Really free-flowing conversation so dive in - if you're looking for specific topics you can find the topic markers in the show notes.

Topics: 

  • 4:30 Changing from engineering -
  • 7:05 Journey to ESG
  • 9:12 ClimateTech Space
  • 14:25 Bottle Necks
  • 23:04 How they vet members
  • 26:02 Tech Breakthroughs - is it necessary?
  • 29:52 Process working with them
  • 37:32 future / what he's interested in (Ag & Food, Alt Materials, Up-cycling or recycling Models)
  • 44:29 Decarbonization as the Default

Links: 

__________

We are proud to continue working with NextWave as our official show sponsor for this podcast. NextWave and all of its staff are highly motivated to advance the ClimateTech revolution and are constantly innovating ways that they can help affect that transition. From experts in the talent space to ESG experts, NextWave is taking on Climate and Social responsibility head-on and helping companies build great cultures that not only make the world a better place but also increase workplace satisfaction. Reach out to NextWave Partners today to learn more about how we might partner with you today. https://www.next-wavepartners.com/ / info@next-wavepartners.com

Support the Show.