Open Project Night: Climate Action
Impact Hub Houston and Sketch City invite you to connect and collaborate with Houston at our virtual Open Project Night focusing on “Climate Action.“
Let’s connect and collaborate (virtually) with passionate people who are working on projects, ventures, and collaborations to improve the resilience and quality of life in Houston. If you have an idea, are working on something, or are looking for ways to collaborate with people who are doing work at the intersection of innovation and impact this event is for you! The event requires both a mixture of presenters and people from the community to support, listen, and collaborate with the presenters.
EVENT SCHEDULE: 5:00-6:00 PM
5:00-5:10pm Group Introductions
5:10-5:25pm Guest Presentations + Q&A
5:25-5:45pm Virtual Breakout Rooms to discuss potential solutions for the topic.
5:45-5:55pm Report Back! Your Open Pitch should be max of 2 mins each and answer the following questions before the community can provide feedback:
- Brief personal introduction + What is your project/idea?
- What stage are you currently at? (idea/testing/implementation etc)
- What are your next series of steps?
- What are you currently looking for in the way of talent/skills from the community?
5:55pm-6:00pm Closing and Next Steps
About our Guest Speaker:
Dakota Stormer, Co-Founder and CEO, Footprint App, Inc.
Dakota currently serves as the chairman of the student board for the Johns Hopkins University Energy Policy and Climate program, while also serving as a leader of a grassroots network of over 2000 energy industry employees tackling the energy transition. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Technicology, L.L.C. and Footprint App, Inc., and is a well known environmental activist on social media. He has represented the United States as a facilitator of a United Nations innovation lab addressing the sustainable development goals (UNLEASH), and is also on the committee for the Gaia campaign for sustainable change within the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He has founded six organizations and served on the board of over ten community and educational associations across the United States, including Global Environmental Brigades and a Keep Texas Beautiful affiliate. Within these roles, Dakota has lead numerous successful sustainability campaigns, including a food waste reduction campaign, a carbon emissions reduction campaign, and an energy efficiency campaign that received state-wide recognition from the Texas Environmental Excellence Awards. Aside from leadership and activism, Dakota has also worked on multiple innovation projects, including the solar tracking project that eventually won Shell Ideas360, an international innovation competition. He has been featured multiple times in the Houston Chronicle and was nominated by a Vice President of Shell for Forbes Under 30.