Rum & Sargassum Inc. received top honours in the recent Global Innovation Challenge organized by For Climate Tech. Dr. Legena Henry, CEO and Founder of Rum and Sargassum Inc., was awarded the USD $10,000 Women in ClimateTech category cash prize.
The Women in ClimateTech prize aims to highlight and support women founders at the forefront of building climate solutions and technologies that are creating a sustainable, regenerative future for everyone.
Category judges were: Katie Kross, Managing Director of the Center for Energy, Development and the Global Environment (EDGE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business; Dorian Spears, National Program Partnerships and Strategy Lead with the Gender Equality in Tech (GET) Cities initiative; and Sonam Velani, Founder and Managing Partner of The Urban Resilience Studio.
Winner of the Future of Buildings category was Brenya Isaac, CEO and Co-founder of Ecovon, an ecologically-focused startup that engineers building materials out of sustainably-sourced coconut husks and sugarcane bagasse.
Filip Koprčina, CEO and Founder of Energy Shift, a web based, blockchain powered platform that enables citizens to jointly invest in and co-own solar parks, received the Web3 & Climate category prize.
For ClimateTech is a global community of innovators, entrepreneurs, corporate partners, and investors uniting to elevate ClimateTech founders in order to move the needle on the climate crisis in a positive direction. For ClimateTech recruits ClimateTech innovators from all over the world who are ready to use New York’s rich ecosystem to get their products to market faster, and scale the growth of their business over time. The initiative is administered by SecondMuse and NextCorps.