Bunker Labs Houston: The Rise of Cleantech

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ImpactHUB Houston

410 Pierce Street

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Houston, TX 77002

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We're partnering with CleanTX out of Austin to discuss the rise of cleantech in Houston.


  • Brandon Cosinteno (Moderator)

    Brandon Cosinteno (Moderator)

    CleanTX Executive Director
  • Trevor Best

    Trevor Best

    Syzygy Plasmonics Inc. CEO and Founder
  • Moji Karimi

    Moji Karimi

    Cemvita Factory Co-founder and CEO
  • Kim Raath

    Kim Raath

    Topl Co-founder and President

About this Event

Houston is the energy capital of the world. In order to retain that title during the energy transition, the city's local innovation ecosystem is beginning to focus on the rise of Cleantech. This blend of renewables, sustainability, and efficiency is a growing market for entrepreneurship, investments, and innovation. We're partnering with CleanTX out of Austin to discuss the rise of Cleantech in Houston and how local entrepreneurs and businesses can access and leverage this transition.

Come meet some of the hottest startups in Houston for Cleantech as they discuss what it's been like coming up and leveraging the energy transition.

Speaker Spotlight

Moderator: Brandon Cosinteno

Brandon is the Executive Director of CleanTX, where they are focused on accelerating the growth of the Cleantech industry in Texas. They operate as an economic development and professional association for Cleantech. CleanTX Events are the best way to connect with the cleantech community in Texas and learn about industry trends.

Kim Raath, Co-founder and President of Topl

Kim currently serves as the Co-founder and President of Topl, a blockchain infrastructure dedicated to enabling businesses and organizations to prove and monetize their ethical and sustainable practices. Previously, she worked around the world with various NGO’s, rebuilding and strengthening communities by implementing new forms of technology. Her growing awareness of the acute need for innovative digital infrastructure led her to return to graduate school to find a solution. Topl’s co-founders met at Rice University where Kim is currently finishing up a Ph.D. in Statistics.

Topl technology powers various local and international clean energy groups as they navigate the carbon offset and renewable energy credit markets. Recently, Topl developed a platform for the Texas Coastal Exchange that allows you to keep up with your carbon inventory and store your footprint in coastal lands: https://donate.texascoastalexchange.org/.

Moji Karimi, Co-founder and CEO at Cemvita Factory

Moji is a multidisciplinary entrepreneur and engineer who helps ideate, develop, and commercialize ground-breaking technologies. He has a proven track record of taking ideas to market, both at big companies and startups. Moji's experiences range from developing advanced deepwater drilling methods to several new biologically inspired technologies with applications in the energy and aerospace industries.

In his previous endeavor, Moji joined Biota Technology as the fourth employee of the company to start the Houston office and commercialize DNA Sequencing in the energy industry. In two years he grew Biota's business to multi-million dollars in revenue and played a key role in establishing Subsurface DNA Diagnostics as a common method for reservoir characterization. Moji holds BS and MS degrees in drilling and petroleum engineering, respectively.

Trevor Best, CEO and Founder of Syzygy Plasmonics Inc. (siz-uh-jee)

Syzygy Plasmonics Inc. develops chemical reactors that are both environmentally friendly and capable of disrupting the market. Invented at Rice University, our ‘Antenna-Reactor’ nanoparticle system turns traditional catalysts into high efficiency photocatalysts. It is capable of utilizing light to perform high volume chemical reactions at lower costs than are possible today. Syzygy will enter the market with a low-cost, low-emission Hydrogen production system. After a beachhead is established with Hydrogen, Syzygy will develop low-cost, low-emission production systems for other high value chemical reactions that create commodity chemicals such as Ethylene, Ammonia, and Methanol.

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