The Ebb and Flow of Clean Tech and Entrepreneurs

Title: The Ebb and Flow of Clean Tech and Entrepreneurs
Date: 2010-04-21
Speaker: Carlos Perea (Miox)
Link: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders
Cleantech needs entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs need cleantech.
20% of the world’s population does not have access to clean drinking water.
It is not what you see in the water but what you don’t see in the water that is going to cause you to get sick.
The reason most people become entrepreneurs is because they want to have an impact.
Cleantech entrepreneurship is both a lot easier on the frontend and a lot harder on the backend than a lot of other forms of entrepreneurship.
Some people are willing to pay more to get less if it is the right thing to do but most people want the inverse–give me more but let me pay less.
The positives of cleantech far outweigh the negatives.
When you start an entrepreneurial endeavor it is going to be tough.
There are going to be days when you think the whole world has conspired against you.
Don’t be encumbered by history. Go out and create something wonderful.
It is not just about the profits and it is not just about the impact. You really need to have both pieces working together.
You have to give an incentive.
The longer and more entrenched an industry is the bigger the price incentive has to be.