Climate Innovators Café

Connect with an international group of startups working on next-generation climatetech solutions, brought to you at Climate Week NYC by Swissnex and Impact Hub New York Metropolitan Area.

As part of Climate Week NYC, Swissnex and Impact Hub New York Metropolitan Area invite you to join an international gathering of innovators working on global solutions to climate change. The evening will kick off with a keynote by Peter Freudenstein, Climate Policy Manager at the renowned Swiss company Climeworks, which specializes in direct air capture (DAC) technology. Next, a group of climatetech founders will take the stage to deliver rapid-fire pitches unveiling their next-generation technologies. The presenters will include entrepreneurs participating in Climate Collider, a Swiss-US startup exchange program powered by Swissnex and Innosuisse, as well as members of Impact Hub New York Metropolitan Area.


  • 5:00pm – Doors Open
  • 5:30pm – Introduction & Keynote
  • 5:50pm – Startup Pitches
  • 6:45pm – Networking
  • 8:30pm – End

Event start time

Keynote Speaker


Peter Freudenstein

Peter Freudenstein is a Climate Policy Manager at Climeworks, a leading direct air capture company, where he covers carbon dioxide removal (CDR) policy developments in the US and Europe. He was previously a Mercator Fellow on International Affairs and holds a dual Master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and the University of St. Gallen.


  • Climate Collider
  • Impact Hub
  • Swissnex
  • Innosuisse
  • PRS