Jumping into the private sector: the challenges and opportunities of developing a weather-related business
The latest free webinar in our series on the business opportunities of extreme weather & climate change focuses on the challenges - and opportunities - facing people who have left the public and academic sectors to set up a weather business.
In particular, we'll investigate those challenges associated with raising funds, developing a strong product/service offering, building a management team, recruitment of key people, and, of course, identifying and understanding your customers and what it is they actually need.
As well as two people who've made such a transition, our expert panel includes an expert on the opportunities in the insurance & investment sectors, and a seasoned corporate finance professional with a strong track record in science based start-ups. Our chair can best be described as a serial weather business entrepreneur.
Our target audiences include those who are seeking to start up a weather related business, those assesing the potential for diversifying into the weather space, and those who wish to better understand the business opportunities being created by climate change.
When: ON DEMAND
Chair: Dr. Jan Dutton, CEO Prescient Weather Ltd
- Dr. Carlos Gaitan, CTO & Co-founder, Benchmark Labs Inc
- Dr. Josh Hacker, Earth and Ocean Systems, Co-founder, Jupiter
- Rebecca Leonardi, Managing Partner, WX Risk Global
- Alan Richards, Partner & Co-founder, West Hill Capital