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Climate action venture capital conference to be held in Park City

Register by June 7 to secure your spot for the Progression 2024 conference looking to support mission-driven investments from Protect Our Winters

PARK CITY, Utah — Ryan Bellissimo, founder and CEO of Progression, discussed with TownLift the upcoming Progression 2024 conference, which focuses on climate and environmental investing. The event aims to foster mission-driven investments and partnerships in the venture capital landscape. Bellissimo says the event is catered toward the local community, particularly investors and environmental activists. He identifies the event as a “different way to engage the private sector for change.”

Event Details

  • Date and Time: June 13, 2024, from 2:30 to 10:00 p.m.
  • Location: U.S. Ski & Snowboard USANA Center of Excellence
  • Partnerships: Protect Our Winters, Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association (RVCA), US Ski and Snowboard Team.
  • Registration Deadline: June 7, 2024.

Purpose and Mission

“The whole purpose of Progression is to find innovative companies in the venture capital landscape that materially align with advancing a nonprofit’s mission,” Bellissimo stated. The event will spotlight six startups selected by Protect Our Winters, all currently fundraising and vetted for their investment potential.

Conference Agenda

  • Presentations: Six companies will present their initiatives.
  • Networking Reception: Sponsored by High West Distillery, featuring dinner and networking opportunities.
  • Panels and Speakers:
    • Clean Energy Panel: Sponsored by RSM, featuring Tom Georgis (University of Utah’s Energy Accelerator), Jam Attari (Pathway Power), and Kirsten Suddathand (Next Frontier Capital).
    • Keynote Speaker: Amie Engerbretson, professional skier and climate activist.
    • Featured Speaker: Caroline Gleich, U.S. Senate candidate.

Local Impact and Accessibility

The event is free and open to the public but has a limited capacity. Registration is required by June 7, 2024.

For more details and to register, visit Progression 2024’s website.

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