Serial entrepreneur Charlotte Morton of Cleantech Innovate shares her experience founding, advising and investing in game changing sustainable startups.
In this episode, Charlotte talks about her inspiration switching from being a lawyer to founding car rental company Whizzgo which was acquired by City Car Club. Charlotte currently runs We Are Orchard where they manage the trade association ADBA (Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association) and Cleantech Innovate events that showcases and connects startups in sustainability with investors.
Highlights of this episode:
Charlotte Morton’s Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlotte-morton-1a0a322
Charlotte Morton’s Twitter https://twitter.com/charlotte_adba
We Are Orchard http://www.weareorchard.com/
We Are Orchard’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/we-are-orchard-ltd/
We Are Orchard’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/orchardexpo
Cleantech Innovate https://www.cleantechinnovate.com/
Cleantech Innovate Yotube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxp-J_8HK3h-a-ON71TSuRQ/videos
Kite Power Solution http://www.kps.energy/
Hugo Spowers founder of Riversimple talks about multiple innovations that are being applied to developing a cutting edge eco-auto
A passion for racing cars and sustainability aren't usual bedfellows. Hugo Spowers is not an usual entrepreneur though, and the business he has created, Riversimple, isn't a business-as-usual company, as represented by its purpose: “To pursue, systematically, the elimination of the environmental impact of personal transport”.
The headline innovation of Riversimple is they are bringing to market a hydrogen fuel cell car: the Rasa. Whilst this is impressive, it is actually only one of the cutting edge circular economy innovations at the core of this company. As Andrew Davis, CEO of the Environmental Transport Association, observes: "It’s important to think outside the box. I think some people at Riversimple don't know where the box is”
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