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Breakout Session - The Clean Tech Revolution


Featuring the following speakers:

Juliana Garaizar: Juliana is a the Launch Director of Greentown Labs Houston. Board Member of the Angel Capital Association,  Lead Investor of the Portfolia Rising America Fund, Consumer Fund and Rising Tide Fund and Kauffman Fellow, Juliana is the President of the Business Angel Minority Association and an Advisory Board Member of the Cougar Venture Fund and the Houston Diversity Fund. Juliana was the Director of the Texas Medical Center Venture Fund, the Managing Director Houston Angel Network and of the Sophia Business Angels network in France. Previously Juliana managed the Business Innovation Centre in in the French Riviera, as well as several International Projects funded by the European Commission. She started her career in Singapore: first as an International Trade Consultant for the Trade Commission of Spain in a broad range of industry sectors and then as a Project Manager for the Asia Technology Office of Citigroup, leading projects at international level in Europe, Latin America and Japan.

Trammel Crow: Trammell S. Crow is a Dallas, Texas-based businessman, entrepreneur and innovative leader in business development and operations. He is the Founder of EarthX, an environmental alliance that convenes the largest annual Earth Day event in the world, and a member of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. Mr. Crow serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions – C2ES, successor to the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, which is dedicated to advancing strong policy and action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote clean energy, and strengthen resilience to climate impacts. He also serves on the board of Million Acre Pledge, a 501(c)(3) charity that commits individuals, businesses and foundations to conserve or restore large areas of forest and other bio-rich natural areas. He has committed to protect 250,000 acres of forest in Suriname.  Mr. Crow is co-founder of Texas Business for Clean Air and Texans for Clean Water.

Meredith Walker is Global Economist and Head of Prize Advancement for XPRIZE Foundation—the world leader of international prize competitions that incentivize innovator teams to achieve radical breakthroughs to grand challenges, launching new markets and profitable businesses. Her research addresses inclusive economic growth, transformational technologies and entrepreneurial solutions in security and sustainability. She is a member of the EastWest Institute Board of Councilors and Business Executives for National Security, and Fellow with SMU Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity. She serves as the America’s Future Series Advisory Board Chair and Megellas Award Trustee, and has worked with EarthX, the Federal Reserve Banks of Dallas and New York, and in international business consulting. Ms. Walker holds an MS in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a BA in Economics, minors in French and Asian Studies, from the University of Texas at Austin.