Berkeley-Stanford CleanTech Conference Presents “Leaping Forward: Business Opportunities for Cleantech in Emerging Markets” on April 12 (Discount Available)

On April 12, the Berkeley-Stanford CleanTech Conference (BSCC) will present Leaping Forward: Business Opportunities for Cleantech in Emerging Markets.  The BSCC is a joint effort between the UC-Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative and the Stanford Energy Club.

This event will feature three panels covering the design of innovative new products, the policy and financing barriers facing large-scale market entrants, and the sustainability of the material value chain. Following the panels will be a networking reception for attendees and panelists. 

Keynote speeches will be delivered by Vinod Khosla, President of Khosla Ventures, and Elizabeth Littlefield, CEO and President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).  Other confirmed participants include Ashok Gadgil (Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs), Julian Wong (former DOE adviser), and Michael Kobori (VP of Supply Chain Social and Environmental Sustainability at Levi Strauss & Co.).

This program will be held at the Oberndorf Events Center and Vidalakis Dining Hall on the Stanford University Campus (directions).

Thanks to our friends at the Berkeley-Stanford CleanTech Conference, readers of Green VC can obtain a 15% discount on this program when registering online via this link.

Berkeley-Stanford CleanTech Conference Presents “Electric Car 2.0: Who Will Win The Race?” on May 5 (Discount Available)

On May 5, the Berkeley-Stanford CleanTech Conference will present Electric Car 2.0: Who Will Win The Race? (Innovation, Policy, and China), the fifth in a continuing series of events highlighting clean technology solutions to address global energy challenges. Panels will discuss new innovations in electric vehicle technology, the opportunities and challenges from China, and the policies that are transforming the automobile industry. Confirmed panelists include:

  • Dian Grueneich – Commissioner of CPUC (Keynote Speaker)
  • Marc Tarpenning – Entrepreneur, Co-founder of Tesla Motors Inc. and NuvoMedia Inc.
  • Dan Mosher – Chief Financial Officer of CODA Automotive
  • Ann Bordetsky – North America Market Development & Policy Manager at Better Place
  • Marianne Wu - Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures.
  • Mark Duvall – Director at Electric Power Research Institute
  • John Boesel – Pres/CEO at CALSTART
  • Saul Zambrano – Director Integrated Demand Side Management Product Portfolio at PG&E
  • Jit Bhattacharya – CEO of Mission Motors
  • Roland Hwang – Transportation Program Manager at the Natural Resource Defense Council
  • Marc Gottschalk – Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Luca Erceg – President, CEO & Founder of Simbol Mining Corp.
  • Lee Schipper – Professor at Stanford University
  • Bob Hayden – Clean Transportation Advisor to SF Government
  • Eric Toomre – Architect of the bipartisan proposed American Electric Vehicle Manufacturing, or e-Drive Bill (H.R. 4399)

This program will be held on May 5th from 11AM – 6PM at PG&E, 77 Beale Street, San Francisco. This conference is made possible through the Haas Alumni Network and the sponsorship of PG&E, the Berkeley Columbia Executive MBA Program, and MAP.

Thanks to our friends at the Berkeley-Stanford CleanTech Conference, readers of Green VC can obtain a $15 discount on this program when registering online with the code "15percentoff".

The Berkeley-Stanford CleanTech Conference is also looking for volunteers to help with tasks including fund raising, marketing, and day-of-event setup.  Volunteers can attend the event for free.  For additional information send an e-mail to amykim87 [at] gmail.com.

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Berkeley-Stanford Cleantech Conference Series Presents “Smart Grid: Vision, Opportunity, and Effectiveness” on November 13 (Discount Available)

On November 13th, the Berkeley-Stanford Cleantech Conference Series will hold its fourth event, entitled Smart Grid: Vision, Opportunity, and Effectiveness. This program will examine the past, current and future state of the Smart Grid sector from technical, policy and business perspectives.  The event will discuss questions such as:

  • What is the Smart Grid today? Where is it going?
  • How can innovators make the most of Smart Grid opportunities?
  • What policies will enable the Smart Grid? What are the constraints in the system?

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Andrew Tang – Senior Director, Smart Energy Web, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (Keynote)
  • Andrew Campbell – Senior Energy Advisor, CPUC
  • Erfan Ibrahim – Technical Executive at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • Alex Beavers – Corporate Director, SRI International
  • Jordan Breslow – Silver Spring Network
  • David Meyers – Director of Business Development – Western Region, EnerNOC
  • Craig Lawrence – General Partner, Accel

The program will take place from 12pm – 7pm at the Stanford Research Institute Auditorium, 333 Ravenswood Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025. Additional program information is available at http://cleantech.stanford.edu/.  Readers of Green VC can obtain a $10 discount on this program when registering online — please use this registration link to receive this discount. 

The Berkeley-Stanford CleanTech Conference is also looking for volunteers to help with tasks including fund raising, marketing, day-of-event setup.  Volunteers can attend the event for free.  For additional information send an e-mail to  malaki [at] bscleantech.org

This program is made possible through a partnership with Stanford University's Energy Crossroads and sponsorship from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Berkeley Columbia Executive MBA Program.

“Energy Storage: Enhancing the Value of Renewables” to Take Place on May 6 (Berkeley-Stanford Cleantech Conference Series)

"Energy Storage: Enhancing the Value of Renewables" is the third program in the Berkeley-Stanford Cleantech Conference Series and will take place on May 6 from noon - 7:00 pm at the Lawrence Hall of Science, 1 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720.  The program schedule will be:

Noon - 1:00pm — Registrration
1:00 – 1:20pm — Welcoming remarks
1:20 - 2:50pm — Policy Panel
2:50 - 3:15pm — Networking break
3:15 – 4:45pm — Technology Panel
4:45 - 5:10pm — Guest Speaker: Michael Liebreich, Chairman & CEO of New Energy Finance
5:10 - 6:00pm — Closing Keynote: Commissioner Jeff Byron, California Energy Commission
6:00 – 7:00pm – Wine and Cheese Reception

Panelists and moderators will include:

  • Annabelle Louie (Emerging Clean Technology Policy, PG&E)
  • Ed Cazalet (VP, Megawatt Storage Farms)
  • Sven Thesen (Communication & Technology, Better Place)
  • Nick Hodson (Partner, McKinsey & Co)
  • Eric Wesoff (Senior Analyst, Greentech Media)
  • Andrew Wang (Senior Development Manager, Solar Reserve)
  • Haresh Kamath (Senior Project Manager, EPRI)
  • Craig Horne (CEO, EnerVault)
  • Mohit Singh (Director of Technology, Seeo)
  • Marianne Wu (Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures)
  • Nadeem Sheikh (Manager, McKinsey & Co)
  • Pramod Kulkarni (California Energy Commission)

Additional information and online registration is available here.