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Ann Arbor Spark

A2 Mobility Tech Meetup | 2022 Kickoff Event with Keynote, Kerry Duggan

Wednesday, March 02 2022 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm

For entrepreneurs in the mobility and energy space, the policy environment is as important as it is ever-changing. Join us for a timely update from Kerry Duggan – former White House policy leader and current founding director of the University of Michigan Sustainability Clinic. She will provide an overview of the changing policy and funding landscape for startups working at the cusp of energy and mobility. Her perspective is particularly topical due to her current role as CEO of SustainabilD, a small business working to equitably solve the climate crisis. Following her presentation, we will move into Q&A with Kerry. This will be followed by pitches from three startups and we will conclude with breakout room networking.

The startups pitching this month are Arbor Batteries, CapSolar, and e-cell secure. Arbor Batteries is bringing to market a type of Li-ion battery capable of high energy density and extreme fast charging. CapSolar produces solar modules for low-speed electric vehicles. E-cell secure handles safe battery collection, transport, and storage for highly combustible batteries.


4:00 – 4:05: Introduction

4:05 – 4:15: Keynote: Kerry Duggan

4:15 – 4:20: Q&A

4:20 – 4:35: Startup pitches (3 companies for 3 minutes each)

4:35 – 4:55: Networking in breakout rooms

4:55 – 5:00: Conclusion