ACTION to Offer Workshop for Incubators and Accelerators

October 18, 2021

ACTION Innovation Network will be presenting a workshop on the morning of November 22nd to explore how incubator and accelerator managers can help their companies transition from linear to circular thinking and apply these strategies toward building sustainable companies, and by doing so make them more competitive in the global economy. Whether your incubator supports cleantech, healthtech, bluetech or other types of companies, this workshop will offer tangible ways to assist your companies. This workshop is open to all incubators, accelerators, and other entrepreneur support organizations. Topics that will be covered include:

  • The concept of circular economy and importance of adopting circular strategies
  • Sustainability measures corporate and institutional investors look for in companies
  • Circular design thinking and circular business models
  • Training materials for circular thinking for incubator or accelerator programs

Workshop Contributors:

  • Shyaam Ramkumar, Tondo Circular Expert and Advisor
  • Michele Tosi, Incubation & Startup Department Manager at Trentino Sviluppo, Italy
  • Skyra Rideaux, City of Austin Econ Dev, Circular Economy program coordinator
  • Andrew McCue, Sustainability Consultant, Metabolic, Netherlands
  • Beth Zonis, Sr. Director, Cleantech Open Northeast/NECEC
  • Facilitator: Joan Popolo, ACTION Innovation Network

Interested incubator and accelerator managers, economic development, community and other innovation ecosystem partners can register for the workshop here. Information on joining the Zoom workshop will be sent by email to all registrants several days before the event.