My Next Electric, Night Shift Bikes, Soft Skills for Hard Tech
Matt Candler has been scaling companies and coaching people who lead them for 25 years. In 2010, he launched an organization called 4.0 to help entrepreneurs build better learning spaces and tools. More than 1,500 4.0 alumni now serve millions of families across the US.
Matt’s been into electrification for 17 years. He started building electric motorcycles in 2006, mostly as a scheme to justify buying new tools; his bikes have been on TV shows like Ride with Norman Reedus and in books on the future of transport like The Current. In 2019, he began serving as an advisor to B2U Storage Solutions, operator of the largest second-life electric car battery power plant in the USA. In 2021, he helped start one of the largest micro-grid projects in the US, Together New Orleans’ Community Lighthouse, where 85 houses of faith and non-profits will be equipped with solar and energy storage. Matt helps people switch to electric vehicles and appliances at My Next Electric.
Matt Candler’s Session(s):
1:05 pm–1:40 pm | Thu, March 21, 2024
Red tape can often delay regional areas from having adequate charging for EVs. This session is about cutting red tape and taking an alternative look to accelerate charging infrastructure for the common good.
Key takeaways include:
- Reviewing how key players (government entities and independent businesses) can play to their individual strengths to ensure progress towards a transparent, private marketplace
- Understanding the policies that will best support EV adoption and easy access to the marketplace for small businesses
- How government entities can rely on private investments for nimble development and deployment
- How investors can collaborate with government entities to accelerate infrastructure