Want to meet other Cleantech and Sustainability professionals in Los Angeles? Interested in Cleantech startups and entrepreneurship? Us too! Join the fast growing network of like-minded folks. Whether you're into growing your own startup, learning about evolving cleantech markets or environmental public policy, or just meeting new people, there's something here for you.
Join us for an informal networking Happy Hour and hear from our special guest, Taj Ahmad Eldridge!
Taj currently serves as Senior Director of investments at Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), focusing on companies in the energy, transportation, and the circular economy. Taj is also GP in Include Ventures, a fund of funds.
Prior to LACI, Taj was the Director for the Incubator at the University of California in Riverside. During his tenure there, Taj helped make the Inland Empire region the #4 city in the U.S. for minority entrepreneurs via Entrepreneur Magazine.
Taj began his career as a banker & economist with Wells Fargo Bank, UBS investment Bank, & TRW Investments. Taj has also been a Founder, Board Member, & Investor in companies such as ILTG Media, Boswell Official apparel, Voter, Xtopoly, Rookielook, iListen, KYC Hospitality, KIGT, Majira Project, CleanTek Capital and ConCreates. Taj also serves on the board of the Homeboy Ventures Fund and VCINCLUDE.
Taj has degrees in poetry & literature (undergraduate) & geopolitical economics (graduate) and studied at Texas A&M University-Commerce, Pepperdine University, & Claremont Graduate University. Taj also studied abroad at The Universidad Adolfo Ibanez in Santiago, Chile, The Universidad Do Porto in Portugal, & the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology.
Zoom link will be sent out on Wed before the event to those who RSVPd to attend.
Please note that this even is in co-hosted with the SF Cleantech and Sustainability meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Cleantech-Open-Meetup
More on our Cleantech Open accelerator program for early-stage cleantech startups, here: https://www.cleantechopen.org/