I have started companies in Tanzania working to help fill gaps in agricultural value chains where a private sector actor is more efficient. This was determined to be a more sustainable option than a traditional NGO route etc. as profitability would show that the "intervention" should exist. In addition, I have started with other like minded individuals a biochar company for carbon sequestration which will also work to improve soils for small scale farmers in East Africa, we believe this model is scalable to be able to remove a significant amount of carbon from the atmosphere on a yearly basis (>>10M T per year).
Looking to make new contacts, and find collaborators for projects that I'm working on. Also discussions to help stimulate ideas.
I think I'm slightly different from most EA attendees, in that I've been more in the operational side of things (starting companies in sub-saharan Africa) etc. so would have a different perspective. Also would have potential operating projects that people could work with me on, slightly different from the more research based projects that are typical in the EA community.