Startup Central Advisory Board & Pitch Coaches

SXSW Eco relies on the Startup Central Advisory Board for guidance on all elements of the program. In addition to lending their expertise to help build the event, these investment professionals and industry leaders review the applications to the Startup Showcase and help decide the companies that will present at the event.

Advisory Board

Jeremy Adelman - Startup Central Advisory Board

Jeremy Adelman

Vice President
Energy Foundry


Ali Adler - Startup Central Advisory Board

Ali Adler

Senior Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
New England Clean Energy Council


Asha Agrawal

Asha Agrawal

Associate
Westly Group


Maurits Alberda

Maurits Alberda

Manager Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Energy Academy Europe


Jason Anderson - Startup Central Advisory Board

Jason Anderson

President
CleanTECH San Diego



Sarah Applebaum

Sarah Applebaum

Associate
Pangaea Ventures


Rachel Barge

Rachel Barge

Director of Marketing
yerdle


Eric Bielke - Startup Central Advisory Board

Eric Bielke

Director
GE Ventures


Rob Bikel

Rob Bikel

Independent Consultant and Educator


Mike Bishop - Startup Central Advisory Board

Mike Bishop

Senior Associate
Black Coral Capital


Scott Bryan - Startup Central Advisory Board

Scott Bryan

Chief Operating Officer
Imagine H2O


Lina Constantinovici - Startup Central Advisory Board

Lina Constantinovici

Co-Founder and CEO
Startup Nectar


Gina Domanig

Gina Domanig

Managing Partner
Emerald Technology Ventures


Nicholas Moore Eisenberger

Nicholas Moore Eisenberger

Managing Partner
Pure Energy Partners


Kurt Faulhaber

Kurt Faulhaber

Partner
Stafford Sustainable Capital


Bruce W. Ferguson - Startup Central Advisory Board

Bruce Ferguson

Head // Institute Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Professor of Practice // Masdar Institute of Science and Technology


Adrian Fortino

Adrian Fortino

Managing Director
Detroit Innovate & First Step Fund


Eden Full

Eden Full

Founder
SunSalutor


Sara Ham

Sarah Ham

Associate
DBL Investors


Mark Clayton

Mark Clayton Hand

Venture Partner


Bert Haskell - Startup Central Advisory Board

Bert Haskell

Chief Technology Officer
Pecan Street Inc.


Neil Hughes - Startup Central Advisory Board

Neil Hughes

Head of Technology
Technology Strategy, National Grid


Dr. Victoria Kamsler

Dr. Victoria Kamsler

Director
Katerva Awards


Courtney Klein

Courtney Klein

Co-Founder & CEO
SEED SPOT


Jordi Lopez Launes

Jordi Lopez Launes

Investment Manager
Solvay & Aster Capital


Robert Loughlin - Startup Central Advisory Board

Robert Loughlin

MBA Candidate
Harvard Business School


Susan Dix Lyons - Startup Central Advisory Board

Susan Dix Lyons

Founder and CEO
Clinica Verde


Rose Maizner

Rose Maizner

Analyst / Professional Consultant
RenewableTech Ventures


Pam Marcus

Pam Marcus

Co-Founder
Lifefactory Inc


Betsy Merrick

Betsy Merrick

Director, Programs/Marketing/Public Relations, Office of Technology Commercialization
The University of Texas at Austin


Carrie Norton

Carrie Norton

Founder + CEO
Green Business BASE CAMP


J.M.Ornstein

Executive Director
SynShark™ & framergy™


Ndidi Obaji

Ndidi Obaji

Business Analyst
ConocoPhillips Technology Ventures


Spivey Paup

Spivey Paup

Senior Solar Development Manager
E.ON Climate & Renewables North America


Kristen Pranke

Kristen Pranke

Associate
GE Energy Financial Services


Willem Rensink - Startup Central Advisory Board

Willem Rensink

GameChanger
Shell International Exploration & Production


Thomas Rosenberg

Thomas Rosenberg

Independent Consultant
Principal, ReGenerative Solutions


Steve Smaha - Startup Central Advisory Board

Steve Smaha

Angel Investor


Leah Stern - Startup Central Advisory Board

Leah Stern

Senior Associate of Fellowship Programs
Echoing Green


Kurt Stogdill

Kurt Stogdill

Innovation Program Manager
Austin Energy


Elizabeth Sweeney - Startup Central Advisory Board

Elizabeth Sweeney

Program Manager
Frugal Innovation Lab at Santa Clara University’s School of Engineering


Dai Truong

Dai Truong

Associate
Austin Ventures


Robert Writz - Startup Central Advisory Board

Robert Writz


Director of Cleantech
Rocky Mountain Innosphere


Pitch Coaches

Chris George

Chris George

Community Catalyst
The Cleanweb Initiative


Shane Patience

Shane Patience

Associate
Austin Technology Incubator


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