Sustainability Intersects with Startup Space: A Conversation with Greg Gershuny of the Aspen Institute
2020 has changed the way we do EVERYTHING, and especially when it comes to events like this one. Denver Startup Week is excited about the opportunities opened up by taking our week of content virtual - virtual events are more sustainable, more accessible and equitable, and can be more affordable. In this conversation with Greg Gershuny, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Program, Greg will explore some of the connections happening between smart policy making, startups, and climate space in this ‘new normal’ we are living in. This conversation will be moderated by Marie Logsden.
Greg Gershuny is the Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Program and has been with the program since 2016. Prior to the Aspen Institute, Greg served as the Associate Director and Chief of Staff for the US Department of Energy Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis. He was also the Director of Energy and Environment at the White House Office of Presidential Personnel, where he oversaw the Presidential appointment process for the energy and environment mission within the federal government and served as a policy aide to the Associate Director for Science and Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, advising on basic science R&D issues and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.
In the past 20 years Marie Logsden has been a startup founder, a private equity investor, a political advisor, a renowned communicator and newsmaker, a crisis manager, a leader in economic development, a music industry movement builder, a champion for outdoor recreation, a social justice activist, a fundraiser, an athlete, and a mother. She is wildly curious and obscenely risk tolerant and believes that doing meaningfully cool shit with compassion and humor is the path to building life and career. Description to come shortly!