March 17, 2022

A Founder’s Journey: HighTide

Adrian Santiago Tate

Guest:

Adrian Santiago Tate - CEO and Co-Founder of HighTide

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Flooding is a large and expensive threat on the horizon. According to Nature Communications, 410M people are living in areas that will be below sea level by 2100. While $200B in U.S. coastal real estate is at risk of coastal flooding by 2050, according to Zillow and Climate Central. Such compelling impacts to coastal communities led Adrian Santiago Tate to found a company that would provide home owners and local governments with the data-driven tools needed to mitigate the risk of flooding. Join us for our next data-driven start-up webinar as Adrian, CEO and Co-Founder of HighTide, walks through his founder’s journey which has taken him from the hallways of Stanford Climate Ventures to the beaches of Florida. Adrian will walk through how his diverse upbringing, deeply immersed in Dutch culture, shaped his passion for climate technology. However, Adrian will also discuss how complacency and lack of committed funding are among the biggest challenges to implementing flood-prevention programs throughout the most at risk communities. Flooding is a large and expensive threat on the horizon. According to Nature Communications, 410M people are living in areas that will be below sea level by 2100. While $200B in U.S. coastal real estate is at risk of coastal flooding by 2050, according to Zillow and Climate Central. Such compelling impacts to coastal communities led Adrian Santiago Tate to found a company that would provide home owners and local governments with the data-driven tools needed to mitigate the risk of flooding. Join us for our next data-driven start-up webinar as Adrian, CEO and Co-Founder of HighTide, walks through his founder’s journey which has taken him from the hallways of Stanford Climate Ventures to the beaches of Florida. Adrian will walk through how his diverse upbringing, deeply immersed in Dutch culture, shaped his passion for climate technology. However, Adrian will also discuss how complacency and lack of committed funding are among the biggest challenges to implementing flood-prevention programs throughout the most at risk communities.

Adrian Santiago Tate is the CEO and Co-Founder of HighTide. HighTide was founded in 2019 after receiving the TomKat Center’s Innovation Transfer grant and in 2021 became an operating company of Echelon. Adrian is a Floridian raised in the Netherlands who earned a Civil Engineering B.S. from Virginia Tech and Geophysics M.S. from Stanford. Adrian has investigated the socioeconomic impacts of flooding in Hawaii and Sri Lanka as Horton Fellow. He has published tsunami mitigation research in PNAS and sea level rise impacts in Earth’s Future. Adrian also led technical development of the Stanford Urban Risk Framework, winner of the Stanford Water Hackathon and Microsoft AI for Earth grant.

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