Panel Discussion – Equity and Access in Energy Innovation

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Panel Discussion – Equity and Access in Energy Innovation

February 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am CST

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Updated: We had an incredible discussion on February 2. View the recording. If you are interested in being part of our equity and access work, please reach out to our team.

Join Grid Catalyst, the Center for Economic Inclusion, Brown Venture Group, and Vessyll for a discussion of the challenges and opportunities in addressing equity and access in energy innovation. Over the last year, Grid Catalyst has been working with the Center for Economic Inclusion to help us understand the challenges that face diverse founders, how those might be unique to energy and climate sectors, and how we can take action that provides resources and pathways to diverse founders. The result of this work is encapsulated in the newly released Equity and Access report that will serve as the roadmap to our programming for years to come.

We have asked our partners at the Center, Brown Venture Group, and Vessyll to explore the themes of this report and to consider how we can take meaningful and tangible action as a region to expand pathways for diverse founders in energy and STEM.

Please join us for a networking session prior to the panel to help strengthen and make new connections between sectors and in community for this important work. For virtual attendees, please check your RSVP email for Zoom info. The Zoom broadcast will begin at 10 AM CST.

This event was made possible by the support of the Wells Fargo Foundation and Full Stack Saint Paul. 


9-10 AM Networking

10-11 AM Panel Discussion


Saroeun Earm, Center for Economic Inclusion, Director, Project Vanguard

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Dr. Chris Brooks, Brown Venture Group, Managing Partner

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Zahra Hargens Iliff



February 2
9:00 am - 11:00 am CST


Grid Catalyst
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Wilder Foundation
451 Lexington Pkwy N
Saint Paul, MN 55104 United States
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