SecondMuse News: August 2022 - SecondMuse

Before you go,

let's stay connected, don't miss our updates and subscribe to our monthly newsletter:

    ICYMI: Our monthly roundup of what we've been up to, from naming winners of a plastic upcycling and recycling challenge to securing Goldman Sachs funding for a Future Economy Lab.

    We’re excited to share highlights from the last few weeks at SecondMuse and make sure a couple of upcoming events are on your radar. Read on for details about our State of Entrepreneurship webinar and ClimateTech Summit, links to articles you may have missed, and updates from SecondMuse Capital, The Incubation Network, and GET Cities.

    (To receive these updates in your inbox, sign up for our newsletter here.)


    • The State of Entrepreneurship in the U.S. 2022:
      SecondMuse is hosting a webinar September 8th to dive into findings from our second State of Entrepreneurship study. The study sheds light on the gender gap and other challenges in our entrepreneurial ecosystem.
    • Join us at the For ClimateTech Summit!
      For ClimateTech is hosting its second annual summit on September 13-14. Join us to discuss opportunities and challenges in the rapidly expanding ClimateTech industry and meet our second cohort of incredible early-stage ClimateTech companies.


    • Why Youth Innovation Is Key To Fixing Our Outdated Systems
      In his latest Forbes article, SecondMuse Co-CEO Todd Khozien urges organizations to work with young people to repair broken systems across industries. “Members of Generation Z are the ones with the most at stake as the planet warms and the most to gain by making both the ‘real’ world and the digital world where they have been coming of age healthier, more sustainable, and more just,” he writes. Read the full article here.
    • Filling Gaps in Climate Tech Funding
      In a recent article for IMPAKTER, Chante Harris, our Director of Climate Investment and Partnerships for Venture For ClimateTech unpacks the financial challenges innovators face along their long and often complicated entrepreneurial journeys. She also offers solutions, from a global database innovators can search for capital opportunities they may qualify for to more philanthropic and catalytic capital. Read the full article here.

    Program News:

    • Goldman Sachs Invested $500,000 in Future Economy Lab
      Goldman Sachs’  One Million Black Women program has invested $500,000 in a SecondMuse Capital Future Economy Lab. The joint lab between SecondMuse Capital and Grantmakers for Girls of Color will support girls, femmes, and gender-expansive youth of Color in co-creating and co-designing financial tools to advance racial equity and inclusive growth.
    • Meet the Winners of the Plastic Waste to Value SEA Challenge!
      The Incubation Network has named five winners of the Plastic Waste to Value Southeast Asia Challenge. These innovators are tackling plastic waste in the region through their respective plastic upcycling and recycling solutions.
    • GET Cities Hosted a Live Q&A with Civil Rights Activist
      Last week, Gender Equality in Tech (GET) Cities hosted a live Q&A with civil rights activist Joan Trumpauer Mulholland. We explored her advocacy work and its role in leadership and relevancy in today’s tech industry.

    Program Updates

    • Headstream Accelerator Announces 3rd Cohort
      Our program focused on youth digital well-being welcomed 12 innovators who will collaborate with youth advisors in the creation of innovative technologies positively impacting Black, Indigenous, Latinx, youth of color, LGTBQIA+ and the intersectionality of these identities.
    • The Incubation Network Welcomes 75 Startups to Join The SUP Challenge
      The Incubation Network’s eight Entrepreneur Support Organizations from India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, under the Single-use plastics (SUP) Challenge, have selected 75 startups to join their respective project cohorts.
    • GET Chicago Announced Chicago Equity Tech Desk + Digital Equity Fund
      GET Cities Tech Equity Working Group is thrilled to announce the second iteration of the Chicago Equity Tech Desk, hosted by Gumbo Media, in partnership with Women in Entrepreneurship Institute (WEI) and sponsored by Verizon.


    • Registration Opens for the 2022 NASA Space Apps Challenge
      Calling all makers, builders, artists, coders, entrepreneurs, designers, and storytellers from around the globe to join NASA’s Space Apps Challenge! Create #SpaceApps teams, collaborate, and use #NASA data to find solutions to space & Earth’s most pressing challenges. Have an idea?
      Join us this Oct 1-2!
    • Join us at For ClimateTech Summit 2022 in September
      For ClimateTech will host its second Summit on 13-14 September. The annual Summit brings together industry experts, leaders, and investors to discuss opportunities and challenges in the rapidly expanding ClimateTech industry and will feature our second cohort of incredible early-stage ClimateTech companies.