Chrysalix kicks off TED2015 with an exclusive look at how Vancouver’s leading innovators are contributing to a more sustainable global resource economy
March 11, 2015
VANCOUVER, BC – To kick off the TED2015: Truth and Dare conference, Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital will host a select group of TED attendees and Vancouver’s top innovators in an interactive event exploring how sought after technical innovation from one of the world’s greenest cities will help mitigate climate change and bring much needed sustainability to the global resource economy. On March 16th, 2015, Chrysalix will showcase more than a dozen early stage companies from Vancouver’s startup community with game changing technologies currently under development, including former TED speaker Michel Laberge, CTO of General Fusion.
TED attendees will be invited to engage in several interactive discussions with the scientists and CEOs that are leading these companies, by exploring some of the most significant global challenges in their respective fields, such as renewable energy, industrial innovation, 3D printing, food and water. Vancouver’s top thought leaders will indicate how they plan to solve these problems and what the potential global social, political and financial impacts will be if their solutions prove technically and commercially viable.
“We are excited to once again expose the TED community to some of the breakthrough innovation that is happening right here in Vancouver,” states Wal van Lierop, Chrysalix President and CEO. “Vancouver’s burgeoning innovation ecosystem is on its way to creating many game changing technologies and sustainable innovations for some of the world’s most pressing problems. This event will provide a unique opportunity to spotlight our most innovative startups, and for TED attendees to engage with these visionary thought leaders.”
Chrysalix is one of the longest serving cleantech venture capital firms investing in breakthrough sustainable innovations for energy intensive industries. The firm provides early-stage financing, hands-on assistance, and strategic connections to innovation companies confronting the world’s most important energy and environmental issues. Chrysalix is consistently ranked among the most active cleantech venture capital firms and is a member of the Chrysalix Global Network (CGN), a premier alliance of independent clean energy VC firms with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. Founded in Vancouver, Canada in 2001, Chrysalix has one of the strongest investment teams in cleantech with more than 140 years’ experience in the energy and VC industries, and is backed by more than 20 international blue chip industrial and financial investors. For more information, please visit chrysalixevc.com.
About BDC Capital A subsidiary of BDC, BDC Capital offers a full spectrum of specialized financing and investment solutions to help Canadian entrepreneurs achieve their full growth potential. With more than $1.6 billion under management, BDC Capital takes a strategic, patient approach to nurture companies’ development over the long term.
From venture capital to equity to growth and transition capital, our team of over 100 experienced, local professionals partner with entrepreneurs to identify and meet their needs on flexible terms. Some of the sectors in which we specialize include IT, industrial/clean/energy technology, and healthcare. For more information, please visit www.bdccapital.ca or follow us on Twitter at @BDC_Capital.
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