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With Gwen Shantz (Founder/COO, Brooklyn Grange), Alan Burchell (Founder, UrbanStrong), Marni Marjorelle (Founder, AliveStructures).
Monday, December 11, 2017 at 06:30 PM    Cost: Absolutely Free
Venue, To be Announced

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Join Dreamit Ventures & AgTech X for networking & discussion with the visionaries who are reimagining urban rooftops for a more sustainable future. We're bringing together builders, urban farmers, & policy experts to explore the state of green roof technology. Advances in green roof technology has proven to lower energy costs & to reduce carbon emissions. Cities around the world are adopting measures that require large new developments to include green infrastructure.

A panel of experts will discuss the state of green infrastructure, highlighting policy proposals currently being debated by lawmakers, green roofing startups leading innovation in the space, & the engineering challenges associated with this technology.


Gwen Shantz (, Chief Operating Officer & Founding Partner of Brooklyn Grange
Alan Burchell (, Founder of UrbanStrong
Marni Marjorelle (, Founder of AliveStructures

About the Sponsors:

Dreamit UrbanTech ( a leading startup accelerator for startups that are improving city life. Founded in partnership with SPP (, the joint venture by Jeff Vinik & Bill Gates' Cascade Investment Group, the program seeks to identify promising startups with a market-ready product to integrate into major real estate & smart city projects being undertaken by Dreamit's customer network. Accepted startups will pitch, partner, pilot, & sell to dozens of AEC firms, international real estate developers, & city governments. The Dreamit team looks for startups innovating in fields such as transportation, construction, renewable energy, IoT, real estate, big data, & more. These startups share the goal of creating products that improve city life.

AgTech X ( is NYC's go-to resource for learning, collaboration, & inspiration in the Urban Farming & AgTech space. They host classes, workshops, & tours; help newcomers & visitors get connected to the NYC scene; & serve as an early-stage testing ground for curious entrepreneurs.
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