How to start a weather business
How can you raise the funding you'll need, what funding options are there and what are the pros and cons? And what will potential investors or lenders want in return? What about your business plan and how important is the management team? And who are your potential customers and do they need what you're planning to sell them?
This Webinar is your opportunity to find out first hand from the experts – people who've launched their own successful weather-related businesses, and those with the money and expertise to finance new startups.
This webinar, which took place on Wednesday 18 November 2020, is of value to:
- Entrepreneurs, scientists and researchers seeking to set up a commercial weather enterprise
- Existing businesses seeking to diversify into the weather sector
- Investors seeking to understand the opportunities associated with extreme weather & climate change
- Existing weather-related businesses wanting to know more about new business startups in the sector
Part of the InterMET.digital webinar series on New Customer and Market Opportunities for Weather Technology, Data & Climate Services.
Dr. Sheldon Drobot - Mission Area Lead, Environmental Intelligence & Sustainability, Ball Aerospace
Dr. Jan F. Dutton - CEO, Prescient Weather Ltd
Alan Richards - Partner & Co-founder, West Hill Capital
Dr. Sheldon Drobot
Mission Area Lead, Environmental Intelligence & Sustainability, Ball Aerospace
Sheldon Drobot is the Mission Area Lead for Environmental Intelligence & Sustainability within Ball Aerospace’s Civil Space business unit. In this role, he engages with internal and external teams to develop and execute new projects focused on a simple ambition: do well for the planet, its inhabitants, animals, and ecosystems by creating innovative hardware and software solutions.
Dr. Jan F. Dutton
CEO, Prescient Weather Ltd
Jan is the creator of the World Climate Service seasonal/subseasonal forecast application and holds a PhD in Meteorology and an MBA from Penn State University in the United States.
His career spans over 20 years in the weather information industry.
Partner & Co-founder, West Hill Capital
Alan has more than 30 years’ experience in investment analysis, corporate finance and venture capital with companies including Barclays, HSBC and Maple Securities before co-founding West Hill in 2003.
West Hill invests around £60 million annually in early stage companies across a range of sectors including software, digital platforms, fintech, cleantech, medtech and bio-industrial.