A global network of innovation communities throughout the world
Dynamo Energy Hub was founded in 2019 by industry veterans Meade Harris and Kristin Barbato in response to the increasing need for companies to connect in the clean energy transition. Because of their experiences, they wanted to build a better way for innovators to collaborate and develop trusted relationships across startups, investors, corporates, and governments in a fragmented industry. And thus, Dynamo Energy Hub was born.
What started out as one hub in New York City and a few initial events has now grown to over a dozen hubs across two continents, 100 events both in-person and virtual, as well as a robust membership list including some of the world’s most impactful corporates, cleantechs, and investors. With the clean energy transition showing no signs of slowing, Dynamo enables companies’ growth with flexible places to work and powerful networking connections for regional and global impact.
Co-Founder & CEO
Meade Harris is Co-Founder and CEO of Dynamo Energy Hub. She has nearly two decades’ experience in the energy sector and has done business in 30 countries, giving her a global outlook on business and life.
Meade is also the Founder of The Hawthorn Club, the international network for women in the energy sector. As the club helps to improve gender diversity and place female executives into the C-suite, Meade is at the forefront of the energy transition. Meade has grown The Hawthorn Club to include branches on four continents, sponsored by some of the world’s biggest energy and technology companies – from upstream and downstream, utilities and power, to new and disruptive technologies.
Co-Founder & President
Kristin Barbato has 25 years in energy and sustainability spanning utilities, government, and energy services, and now leverages this experience successfully as an entrepreneur. She founded Build Edison to accelerate commercialization of innovative energy solutions and as Co-founder and President of Dynamo Energy Hub, she is creating the new platform to connect energy transition leaders and innovators across the world. Kristin previously served as the Chief Energy Management Officer at the City of New York, the largest municipal energy operation in the US, VP of Customer Energy Solutions at NYPA, and other utility and corporate executive roles.