Foresight's Cleantech Startups 101 blog series features interviews with and posts from policymakers, innovators, industry and experts. Read on for insights, perspective and advice on the challenges and opportunities associated with working in the cleantech sector in Canada.
As part of our ongoing “Cleantech Startups 101” blog series, this week we interview Simon Pickup. Simon is Co-founder and CEO of Hydra Energy, a Vancouver-based company that converts commercial vehicle fleets to dual-fuel systems that can run on both hydrogen fuel and gasoline. What led you to develop the idea for Hydra? In 2006, […]
As part of our ongoing “Cleantech Startups 101” blog series, this week we interview Keith Gillard, General Partner of Pangaea Ventures Ltd. Keith has been investing in cleantech and advanced materials start-up companies since 2001, initially with Mitsubishi Corporation and then as President of BASF Venture Capital America Inc. He is also a Foresight board […]
As part of our ongoing “Cleantech Startups 101” blog series, this week we sat down with Jonathan Wilkinson, North Vancouver MP and Parliamentary Secretary to Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister for Environment and Climate Change. Jonathan is also a successful cleantech executive – having served as CEO of QuestAir Technologies and BioteQ Environmental Technologies and as […]
As part of our ongoing “Cleantech Startups 101” blog series, this week we interview Beth Loughney, Founder and Executive Director of Zorroa and a Foresight Executive In Residence (EIR). What’s your background and how did you become involved with Foresight? I have a Silicon Valley background, and my view is that the journey associated with […]
As part of our ongoing “Cleantech Startup 101” blog series, this week we interview Sam Grill, CEO of International Material Recovery (IMR), a Foresight client. IMR is a BC-based company that separates and recovers gypsum from waste drywall. The recovered gypsum is processed and used in the manufacture of new construction materials. What led you […]
This is the first installment in Foresight’s blog series, which will feature interviews with and insights from innovators, investors, funders and experts on all things cleantech. Subscribe to our blog series below. Neil Huff is the Managing Director of the Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre, Western Canada’s first clean technology accelerator. Over the next few months, I’m […]