International

Kevin Braithwaite - Vice President of Global Programs
Kevin Braithwaite

Kevin is the Vice President of Global Programs for the Cleantech Open, where he is responsible for international expansion and for all operations outside the United States. He works closely with international agencies, governments, investors, corporations and universities to launch new Cleantech Open accelerators and programs around the world. Kevin leads the Cleantech Open's partnership with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to launch cleantech accelerators around the world through the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme (GCIP). Based on the successful Cleantech Open Accelerator, this initiative aims to spur local innovations in energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste to energy, and water efficiency. To date, accelerators have been launched in Armenia, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Africa and Turkey. As Chair of Cleantech Open Global Ideas, he is focused on finding the most innovative early stage cleantech ventures on the planet in collaboration with Global Entrepreneurship Week. Kevin has founded and built a number of companies, encompassing both service and product based ventures in multiple technology sectors.

Chloe Soroquere - US Cleantech Open Global Ideas Lead
Chloe Soroquere

Chloe Soroquere, the US Cleantech Open Global Ideas Lead since 2015, has been involved with the US Cleantech Open and Global Forum since 2012 as a mentor and the Volunteers National Chair. Chloe also supports the GCIP program and participates in the training of Moroccan start-ups each year for the GCIP Morocco program in Rabat since 2016. The first-year program culminated at COP22 in Marrakesh.

Chloe has over 30 years of expertise leading marketing and sales teams for large financial institutions (Wells Fargo and Fleet Bank) as well as experience in start-up management roles.

As a start-up consultant, Chloe leverages broad-based business strategy and marketing expertise in consulting with a diverse client base on a variety of product and market fit, business model definition, branding, marketing, communications, social media & business development strategies. Clients include entrepreneurs and businesses in start-up and growth mode, operating in a wide range of sectors including clean technology, not-for-profit, financial services as well as health and education sectors.

Chloe is also currently the manager of Institutional Advancement for an environmental not-for-profit, bay.org, based in San Francisco that is an amalgam of six institutions, including the Aquarium of the Bay, The Bay Institute and the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park, whose mission is to protect, preserve and inspire conservation of the San Francisco Bay and its watershed from the Sierra to the Sea.

She is passionate about social and environmental issues and encourages and assists her clients in implementing strategies for sustainability.

Chloe holds a MBA in Marketing and a BA in International Management from San Francisco State University.