Phil, along with his colleagues Alex Ip and Cao-Thang Dinh, recently participated in the Creative Destruction Lab, Energy stream. CDL is a highly competitive venture accelerator program that focuses on building massively scalable companies.

Phil is currently leading as CEO on CERT, a carbontech startup company that is spinning off technology developed at the University of Toronto for the Carbon XPRIZE. We are developing technology to convert CO2 into plastics and chemicals for the petrochemical industry, closing the carbon loop.

Every session ventures present progress on their 3 objectives, a room full of VPs, CEOs, VCs, and other titans in the field review their progress and vote to either keep the venture in the program. Every session at least one venture is cut from CDL. This was the first session of the 2019 CDL-Rockies Energy cohort.

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