Inspiring Sustainability - Podcast
#033: Why Some Clean Technologies Fail While Others Succeed - Clive Hall of Rushlight Events
Clive Hall, founder of Rushlight Events and London Cleantech Cluster, chairman London Community Resource Network, and a Fellow of the RSA discusses the keys to building successful sustainability solutions and clean technologies start-ups, why he is inspired by the circular economy and the evolution of the Rushlight events. He talks passionately about why he has carried the torch for the cleantech sector as different buzzwords come and go.
The conversation shares some powerful entrepreneurial advice for founders of cleantech and sustainable companies. Reminding startups to think about their route to market, Clive said that ‘its better to have a small percent of something than 100% percent of nothing.’
Topics covered in this episode:
- Tips for cleantech entrepreneurs and how to get your startup investment
- ‘Its not the best technology but the best business that wins’
- Why Clive is passionate about the circular economy
- The Rushlight Show on 30th January, upcoming investor evening briefings and the Summer Showcase
- Evolution of the cleantech events
- The reason behind the name ‘Rushlight’
Rushlight Show - https://www.rushlightevents.com
Clive Hall's Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/clive-hall-68740a/
Rushlight Twitter: https://twitter.com/rushlight
Innovate UK - https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/innovate-uk
Venner Shipley - https://www.vennershipley.co.uk/
Carbon Limiting Technologies - https://www.carbonlimitingtechnologies.com/
Granted Consultancy - https://grantedltd.co.uk/
Everoze - http://everoze.com/
Flanders Investment and Trade - https://www.flandersinvestmentandtrade.com/en
Prova - https://provapr.co.uk/
Where did the word "Rushlight" come from - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rushlight
[00:38] Who is Clive Hall?
[02:53] What ignited the passion of Clive?
[06:30] Why Rushlight?
[09:35] Evolution of cleantech
[15:06] Favourite technology or companies
[18:31] Focus on effective storytelling
[20:48] Routes to market
[22:00] Why marine energy hasn't been the vanguard of renewable energy
[23:02] Advice for cleantech company
[25:20] Understanding yourself as an entrepreneur
[26:27] Evolution of cleantech events
[28:22] What is the Rushlight Show and who attends the event?
[30:58] Circular economy
[38:00] Rushlight Awards, Investor briefings
Podcast host, Adam Woodhall, is an advisor to cleantech, circular economy and sustainable startups on their growth stories. Connect with him here: