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Climate Investment Bootcamp (In Person)

Two-day interactive in-person course will equip you with all the essential investment skills to create positive impact and financial return.
The 2024 event is jointly partnered with Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco.
Date: April 23 - 24, 2024

Climate Investing: Transition our society to net zero with a sound financial return

  • According to the agenda of UN Climate Change Conference UK 2021, in order to help our society transition to net zero by mid-century and keep 1.5 degrees within reach, at least $100bn in climate finance per year is needed by 2020 from developed countries. 

  • Venture capital funding plays a key role to enable sound new technologies and business solutions to hit the market. The past 10 years have witnessed a boom and bust of venture investments in the area of “clean technologies”. With the promising signals of global government’s net zero commitment, and increasingly mature clean technologies such as solar, wind and electric vehicles, venture investments in climate space have reached all time high in 2020. However, despite the hype, climate investing space is complicated with policies and technology uncertainties. In this course, we aim to provide an overview of the current government policies, industry trends and much needed solutions in the climate space.  Additionally, we will cover specific resources that investors should be aware of when investing in climate technologies, in order to have reasonable financial return expectations. 

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In this program, you will...

Learn current global climate policies and mandates, and what those mean for industry opportunities​

Understand the challenges in investing in clean technologies and how to avoid them to achieve sound financial returns

Sharpen your fundamental investment skills by working on real deals with lively discussions with industry experts 

Learn what solutions are really needed to combat climate challenges ​

Meet like-minded climate investors and form a co-investing network  

This Program is for...

Family offices





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who want to gain a comprehensive knowledge and network on climate investing should participate in the course



Asset Managers

Individuals/Angel investors


Professors and Industry Expert Lecturers 


Professor Ilya A. Strebulaev

Professor Strebulaev is an expert in corporate finance, venture and angel capital, innovation financing, corporate innovation, and financial decision-making. He also is the founder and director of the Stanford GSB Venture Capital Initiative.

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The David S. Lobel Professor of Private Equity and Professor of Finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business


Jane Ge

Jane Ge is both a seasoned climate tech investor and a policy researcher. She is an affiliate researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab on clean energy and climate policy research. Jane is the founder of Vectors Angel, and was previously with Goldwind Capital (Corporate venture at Goldwind), Tsing Capital (China Environmental Fund) and UC Berkeley's deep tech accelerator CITRIS Foundry.

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Managing Partner at Vectors Angel, Policy Researcher

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Yixing Xu

Yixing Xu is the Research Director of Breakthrough Energy Sciences. Breakthrough Energy is the umbrella name of several organizations, founded by Bill Gates in 2015, that aim to accelerate innovation in sustainable energy and in other technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He works with a diverse team of research scientists, data scientists, software engineers for projects related to clean energy.

Research Director of Breakthrough Energy Sciences

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2 Days Intensive Program Plan


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 Climate Investing Overview
Venture Capital Basics

 Topic 1. Policy, Trends, and Opportunity Areas

Topic 2. Venture Capital fundamentals, Topic 3. Due diligence specific to climate

Topic 4. Early Stage Commercialization Challenges. Public-Private Partnerships


Climate Investing Basics

Topic 4: Legal Basics

Topic 5: Sub-vertical market overview


Public Policy and Market Presentations

Topic 6: Public Policy and Government Mandates

Low Carbon Innovation Guest Speaker

Industrial Smoke

Market Deep-dive and corporate net zero framework

Low Carbon Innovation Guest Speaker

Topic 7 : Corporate net zero framework



Actual Case Studies

Live Due Diligence Investment Analysis on Startups

Topic 8 : Investment recommendation writeup and presentations


Jing (Jane) Ge

Jane Ge is both a seasoned climate tech investor and a policy researcher. She is an affiliate researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab on clean energy and climate policy research. Jane is the founder of Vectors Angel, and was previously with Goldwind Capital (Corporate venture at Goldwind), Tsing Capital (China Environmental Fund) and UC Berkeley's deep tech accelerator CITRIS Foundry

Managing Partner, Vectors Capital


Jason Putnam Gordon

Jason Putnam Gordon is a results-oriented corporate attorney practicing in the Venture Capital and Emerging Growth Companies group in Polsinelli's San Francisco office. He has a passion for working with investors, experienced entrepreneurs, and seasoned executives to make their vision a reality. 

Partner, K&L Gates

Reshma Singh

Reshma leads the technology-to-market IMPEL program, the California Energy Commission's R2M2 Microgrids program, and previously the Presidential U.S.-India Center for Building Energy Research and Development (CBERD). Reshma’s work lies at the intersection of design and technology of smart buildings and cities, with a focus on energy, data analytics and UX, and IoT sensors and controls.

IMPEL Program Manager - Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Senior Advisor to Department of Energy


Josh Su

Principal, BHP Venture

Josh is an experienced venture investor and currently a principal in BHP Ventures. He was a senior manager in SK hynix America Inc., Enterprise and Cloud Segment Manager in Intel Corporation.

He holds an MBA from Northwestern University, M.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Michigan, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University.

Naveed Ahmed

Investment Director, Diamond Edge Venture, Mitsubishi Chemical Group

Naveed joined DEV in 2022. Previously, he spent four years on the Venture Commercialization team at Mitsubishi Chemical Group. Before joining MCG, Naveed was on the venture team of JSR Corporation, another Japanese chemical company. He graduated from Chiba University, Japan, with a PhD in chemistry. Naveed grew up in Pakistan and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Dr. Bruce E Cain

Professor, Stanford University

Bruce E. Cain is a Professor of Political Science at Stanford University and Director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West. He was elected the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2000 and has won awards for his research (Richard F. Fenno Prize, 1988), teaching (Caltech 1988 and UC Berkeley 2003) and public service (Zale Award for Outstanding Achievement in Policy Research and Public Service, 2000).
His areas of expertise include political regulation, applied democratic theory, representation and state politics.


“Vector’s Bootcamp was a best-in-class learning experience. Their rigorous, evidence-based overview of climate solutions and the role of climate deep tech in decarbonization set the stage. Intensive, hands-on learning followed and included doing due diligence on real startups. As an investor, I went from zero to 100 in a very short time, and I felt competent to make my first angel investment as a result.”

- Tory Read, Founder, Studio Kakapo

Previous Bootcamp Participant

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Format and Duration : 

Duration : 2 days

Dates : From April 23, 2024 to April 24, 2024. 

Format : Mix of speaker lectures and real company due diligence

Application due : Space limited. First Come First Serve.

Tuition : $2,499. Discounts available for Bootcamp Ambassador. Reach out to learn more. Free for Limited Partners of the Climate Frontier Fund.

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