Laura is the founder and principal at Artemis Water Strategy. She is one of leading experts on advanced water technology and its potential for business operations. With over a decade of business experience outside of the US, Ms. Shenkar works with water companies to support their business development and innovation strategies. She works with governments to build their water tech industries. She works with water tech start-ups to launch their go-to-market strategy. Clients include Wal-Mart, IBM and the governments of Singapore, Canada, Israel and Denmark.
Each year, Artemis Water Strategy hosts the Artemis Water Tech Top 50, which provides a central benchmark for innovation in the water industry. It brings together leading experts in the water industry and provides a rigorous, independent mechanism for identifying the leading 50 water technology ventures.
Laura has moderated technical forums at the annual conference of the waste water industry, WEFTEC, and presented at research conferences at Ben Gurion University in Israel, The University of California at Los Angeles and The University of California at Berkeley. She is an active member of the NSF Onsite Water Think Tank, the Alliance for Water Efficiency research committee and the Water Reuse Association.
As a member of Environmental Entrepreneurs, Laura co-authored their water policy paper that has driven California state policy to conserve water and energy. She worked for Harvard Professor Michael Porter to develop strategies for several governments to build world-class industries. Laura’s research and opinions appear in Forbes, the New York Times, Inc. Magazine, USA Today and the Christian Science Monitor.
A graduate of Yale University, Ms. Shenkar holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. She has lived throughout the world and currently resides in San Francisco, California.