Tech 4 Climate Podcast

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Meet the Founder series

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During the show, you will have the opportunity to meet the best climate tech founders, investors, and experts from Silicon Valley and around the globe. 

They will share their stories and personal journeys into this growing and exciting industry, giving you some insight into the ecosystems can that help you participate in the fight against climate change and benefit from the opportunities it can present.

The podcast is divided into 2 parts

Part I : "Meet the Guest Speaker"

During the first part, you will get to know our speakers, what they do and their perspectives on the climate crisis, and how ClimateTech is changing the game.

Part II : "What's my Secret Sauce?"

You will learn from the speakers; their secret sauce on how to and share with you their unique expertise on topics such as fundraising, management, strategy, etc, to help you to become a better leader in your field.

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Jeff Prosserman, Co-founder and CEO @ Voltpost

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How can climate tech make a positive impact in India?

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From politics to publishing, and now venture capital, Itamar Weizman provides a fascinating look at the climate tech landscape in Israel and beyond.


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