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Catalina Valentino
Ecosystems: Driving Policy, Tech & Investment to Create Smart Cities
Monday, March 04, 2024 17:30 - 17:50
Big Talk
Catalina Valentino, CEO & Co-Founder of ELIXR is a tech, VC and ESG entrepreneur. ELIXR is a series of tech ventures focused on solving real-world challenges and advancing ESG initiatives to shape the future. Their technologies span various sectors, including Live Data, Sensor Technology, LiDAR, Digital Twins, Smart City, Planning Tech, EduTech, and more. With a background in business (with her BA and MSc) and Sustainability & Circular Economics, she is Special Advisor to the U.K. Business Council for Sustainable Development, leading sustainable growth and policy strategy. She is also partner at a climate tech fund Una Terra (of $200M), committed to reducing 2Gt CO2 and 1Mt plastic waste through investments in climate technologies. Awarded Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 and Women of the Future 2023, Catalina now sits on the Forbes Business Council and World Business Angels Investment Forum. Finally, she has spoken on huge stages such as (now LEAP), Forbes, COP28, WEF, TedX, Global Investment Summit, South Summit & more. Her mission is to create connected ecosystems, therefore by driving forward tech, investment and policy through her various roles, she creates a catalyst for system change and growth.