Climate change in particular needs urgent action on our part, as certain "tipping points", which pose an existential threat to civilization, are already under way. These tipping points include the loss of rainforests, melting Arctic ice sheets, thawing permafrost, mass coral reef die-off, and other changes that have impacts that will make our planet less habitable to humans.
So we need to move faster. We need more ideas, more experimentation, new technologies. And we need thoughtful and visionary investors who understand the risks specific to sustainability technologies, can navigate the long term opportunities, and are committed to building a sustainable world.
We have mechanisms in place to help expedite the generation, testing, and launching of new ideas.
Events like Techstars Startup Weekend offer an incredible platform for entrepreneurs with ideas for sustainability. The mentorship, frameworks, feedback, and connections are powerful resources that are there for the taking. Anyone with an idea for new sustaianbility technology is encouraged to participate, regardless of one's experience in entrepreneurship. We cannot let any idea go to waste. Only with the participation startup community, do we stand a chance at achieving a sustainable future.