Thu 15 December 2016 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dizzy Frishdon - Dizengoff 112, Tel Aviv, FREE
Vibe Israel, a nonprofit organization leading Israeli initiatives to strengthen the brand worldwide, MIT Forum Israel and “Entrepreneurship on Tap” invite you to meet five leading Eco Impact influencers from around the world, with a monthly readership of millions worldwide (in English).
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Katherine Martinko – Ontario, Canada
Katherine Martinko is a Senior Writer for TreeHugger, a leading environmental news website with a large, dedicated following. She has worked there since 2013, exploring important current issues such as food and agriculture, health and fitness, zero waste living, green beauty, sustainable fashion, eco-tourism, alternative parenting, palm oil production, and corporate responsibility.
Katherine formerly worked for the Discovery Network’s Parentables website, and her writing has appeared in the Huffington Post (Germany), The Green Parent (UK), PopSugar, and Geez magazine, as well as on her personal blog, Feisty Red Hair. She graduated from the University of Toronto and now resides in Port
Elgin, Ontario. She loves cooking, reading, doing CrossFit workouts, traveling, and spending time outdoors with her kids
Monthly Followers: 5,000,000
Lucy Wang – Taipei, Taiwan
Lucy Wang is the Design Editor of Inhabitat, a web magazine devoted to the future of technology, innovation, design, architecture in a sustainable way.
She has a background in landscape architecture and is passionate about eco-friendly urban design, bicycles, and the outdoors. She lived in the US, Hong Kong and currently resides in Taipei, Taiwan
Monthly Followers: 5,000,000
Leon Kaye – Aptos, USA
Leon Kaye has been writing for Triple Pundit, the world’s only site dedicated to sustainable business, since 2010. He is also the founder and editor of GreenGoPost.com. A journalist and business writer since 2009, Leon’s work has also appeared on Guardian’s Sustainable Business, Inhabitat, Earth911, Sustainable Brands and CleanTechnica. The focus of his writing is making
the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. His travels have taken him to 70
countries and 43 of the U.S. states. Leon also runs a consultancy where he advises clients on social media strategy and strategic communications.
Monthly Followers: 500,000
Kate Zerrenner – Austin, Texas
Environmental Defense Fund Energy Exchange
Kate Zerrenner leads EDF’s Texas and national energy-water
nexus efforts, as well as develops and implements strategies
to promote energy and water efficiency in Texas. While breaking down financial, regulatory, and behavioral barriers, Kate works to advance clean energy options that reduce climate change impacts, water intensity, and air pollution. Kate’s expertise includes a sound understanding of technologies and policies affecting traditional
energy generation, energy efficiency business models, and the energy-water nexus. She collaborates with key stakeholders and legislative sponsors on passage of clean energy and energy-water legislation, including drafting legislative language and providing oral and written testimony. Kate also participates in the Energy Efficiency Implementation Project at the PUC of Texas, submitting
written comments and providing input to rulemaking and utility efficiency program design. She serves on the City of Austin Integrated Water Resource Planning Community Task Force and the Advisory Board of the Smart Cities Council. Throughout the year, she can be found speaking at major conferences in Texas
and across the country, such as SXSW Eco, Clear Air through Energy Efficiency, and the National Council for Science and the Environment.
Monthly Followers: 250,000
Alessia Andreotti – Amsterdam, Netherlands & Milan, Italy
Next Nature Network
New media thinker and editor from Italy, living between Milan and Amsterdam. Her specialty is popular culture, with particular
interest in nature, technology, design, fashion, travel and Internet culture. Alessia manages the Next Nature Network’s online communication, blog and website since 2013.
Next Nature Network is a 21st century nature organization, founded in 2006 by Dutch artist and philosopher Koert van Mensvoort and designer Hendrik-Jan Grievink, that wants to go forward – not back – to nature. They stir debates, create events, exhibitions, publications and products that bring biology and
technology into balance. Virtual worlds, printed food, living cities, wild robots; we are so surrounded by technology that it’s becoming our next nature. How can we live in harmony with it?
Next nature is the nature caused by human culture. That may sound like a contradiction, but really it isn’t. Our technological world has become so intricate and uncontrollable that it became a nature of its own. This means we have to re-investigate our notion of nature.
Monthly Followers: 70,000
Moderator – Shirley Sheffer, Capital Nature
Shirley joined Capital Nature in 2011 as its VP Investments. Shirley brings extensive experience in both investment and operational roles. For nine years, Shirley was with Poalim Ventures where she led investment opportunities from introduction, via due diligence and deal making, to actively working with the portfolio companies on the Board of Directors, to support them with strategy, financing issues, recruitment, and exiting. Shirley’s experience also includes senior international marketing roles that spanned over the range of product management, product marketing and go-to market strategy, business/cooperation development, and team management in companies like ECI Telecom, Radway, Teledata, DEC, and others.
Shirley holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from Tel Aviv University.
See u all on our panel – Thersday, December 15th 2016, 19:30
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