Why does Mazarine host so many events?

As impact investors, catalyzing sharing and providing learning opportunities for our network is core to our mission.

 

The world's water-related risks are a challenge that calls on investors of all kinds to participate in whatever way they can. Our hope is that Mazarine's events offer investors insights into opportunities in this underserved space and shine a spotlight on potential cooperation or co-investment opportunities.

We are hypothesis-oriented investors, which means we question where and how water-related inefficiencies and risks can be addressed by leveraging new technology, or reimagining how existing technology might be repurposed. These events help us, and our network of partners, explore how breakthroughs might be realized.   

Format 

60-minute Zoom Webinars, unscripted but moderated, and nearly always sans-PowerPoint, offering more of a discussion than pitches or presentations. There are no fees to attend.  

Instead of 'panels', we invite Featured Participants from our network who share their insights. Participants generally include: Mazarine's investor syndicate, entrepreneurs, consultants, corporates, researchers, and nonprofits.

 

If you have suggested event topics, please contact Mazarine to discuss. 

Q3 and Q4 events will be confirmed at the end of Q2

PAST EVENTS

January

'Water-tech' Opportunities in Agriculture (1/19)

Agriculture is the largest user of water globally, so within 'Ag-tech' where are the emerging opportunities for technology innovations that address the water-related challenges faced by growers and their stakeholders? Details/Sign-up Here

Snowpack Monitoring/Forecasting-Tech & Near-future Water Availability  (1/31)

Understanding seasonal snowpack and Snow Water Equivalent ('SWE’) before, and throughout winter is an emerging opportunity in water resource management, and increasingly of interest to energy, ag, and communities reliant on spring runoff. Details/Sign-up Here

February

Quarterly Investor Roundtable - Industrial Water/Wastewater (2/8)

What’s your investment thesis, what’s your strategy, and what head/tailwinds do you see for technology companies with innovations that address water/wastewater challenges in food & beverage, pulp & paper, manufacturing, and extractive industries like oil & gas and mining? Details/Sign-up Here

Mostly Stalled: A Refreshingly Candid Discussion about the Modernization of Drinking Water/Wastewater Utilities in N. America (2/14)

Let's discuss the facts of life around digitization, privatization, and consolidation.  This roundtable aims to challenge some of the studies and prevailing wisdom offered by ‘armchair travelers’ who insist that utility operators ‘must be innovative’, public works directors ‘must change their mindset’, utilities 'have to modernize', or our favorite... ‘the future is digital’. Details/Sign-up Here

Beyond Linkedin Posts, Studies, and Whitepapers: A no-BS dialogue with 3 industry veterans about pragmatic solutions to water-related challenges (2/17)

It's time for some straight talk about hardware and software solutions with 3 industry vets who are able to operate beyond the fluff. Details/Sign-up Here

March

Women Technology Entrepreneurs (3/8)

In recognition of March 8th International Women’s Day, Mazarine and partners welcome you to join us in recognizing 10 entrepreneurs who are passionate about leveraging technology to address inefficiencies and mitigate risks relating to water and/or wastewater.  Details/Sign-up Here

UN World Water Day (Part I) - Groundwater Monitoring Tools (3/22)

In recognition of March 22nd UN World Water Day, this roundtable focuses on market trends and technology innovations that address the growing water security needs of municipalities - of all sizes, who rely on wells for source water. Relevant websites: UN World Water Day and Groundwater Summit  Details/Sign-up Here

UN World Water Day (Part II) - Rebuilding Public Trust Post Disaster/Emergency  (3/22)

In recognition of March 22nd UN World Water Day, this roundtable brings together professionals with experience in helping municipal drinking water utilities regain public trust in the aftermath of man-made or natural disaster emergencies.  Details/Sign-up Here