I have a relentless curiosity about nature, technology and the connectedness of all things. My name is Greg FitzGerald, and this is my blog.
I am a social innovator and startup mentor based in between San Francisco and Vancouver. I have previously founded two environmental tech start-ups, and been an instructor and mentor a variety of accelerators including RADIUS SFU (Vancouver, Canada), the Oxygen Accelerator (London, UK) and the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (Accra, Ghana).
For my professional profile, please visit me on LinkedIn.
Carbon Analytics, my foray into entrepreneurship, allows companies of all sizes to assess and improve their environmental impact. As Chief Product Officer, I have built the highly visual software platform from the ground up and crunched several data sources to do the heavy lifting on environmental impact measurement, so non-experts can easily jump in without prior experience.
At Terra Recovery, a landfill-mining exploration company supported by the European Space Agency, as an advocate Board Member, I have spearheaded the raising of over £100k in grant funding, and have raised awareness through media outlets including the Financial Times.
I am Canadian and I love the outdoors. I have a vast appreciation for nature. Few things makes me happier than breathing the rich air when I’m surrounded by trees. I am also a robotics engineer by schooling. While the images of deep green old growth forests and the cold metallic precision of machines seem at ends with each other, I see boundless opportunities in their interplay, and opportunities for greater good.
I have a strong interest in new technologies – from virtual reality, to space tech, to the Internet of Things – and have some personal perspectives on how to un-break broken systems.
About the blog
This blog has evolved from a period of my life that was heavily focused on sustainability, and is being extended to include my views on other domains where I see huge potential for change. It’s intended to act as a showcase for my own personal musings, for innovative ideas, and hopefully for stirring up some thought-provoking discussions on new technologies and their implications.