Concrete, a key ingredient in modern construction, is one of the least climate-friendly materials. It contributes to nearly 10% of the world’s carbon pollution. However, there is hope with the development of concrete that removes CO2 from the atmosphere. This breakthrough technology will be discussed in a session called “Doing Something Concrete on Climate” at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023. Rick Fox, former NBA champion and founder of carbon-negative concrete startup Partanna, will be joining us on the Sustainability Stage to share his journey and insights.
Rick Fox, known for his basketball career and acting roles, has now turned his focus to making a positive impact on climate change. As the CEO of Partanna, he aims to leave a lasting legacy by addressing the environmental impact of concrete. In this session, we will delve into the genesis of Partanna, the company’s funding and growth plans, and its vision for the future.
Join us at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023 to learn more about this innovative startup and how it could potentially transform the concrete industry into a more sustainable one.
Rick Fox: Partanna founder and CEO
After retiring from the NBA, Rick Fox ventured into the entertainment industry, making a name for himself as an actor and producer. In 2015, he also became a pioneer in esports with the establishment of the Echo Fox gaming franchise. Throughout his career, Fox has worked with numerous Fortune 500 brands and has been actively involved in philanthropic efforts.
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