2016 Women in Green Forum to Take Place in Los Angeles on August 31

The 7th Annual Women In Green Forum (WIGF) will convene leaders in the environmental movement, drawing an international audience of sustainability experts including academic researchers, CSR executives, energy analysts, and technology developers.

This year's event will take place will take place in Los Angeles on August 31 at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel. Complete event information is available here.

Silicon Valley Energy Summit is June 25 at Stanford

VC Taskforce

Stanford University’s Precourt Energy efficiency Center is partnering with Sustainable Silicon Valley to produce Silicon Valley Energy Summit 2015. This event will focus on sustainable energy and feature dynamic speakers, facilitated Conversations for Action on targeted topics, and a Solutions Showcase. Other highlights include

  • Engage with more than 400 leaders from the world's largest IT companies, Silicon Valley startups, investment funds, utilities, government, environmental organizations, and research institutions; 

  • Gain insights on the latest energy technologies, corporate practices, market trends, and emerging government policies.

You can view a program agenda here and learn more (including how to register) here.

VC Taskforce Presents “The Energy Solutions VC Pitch” on June 11

VC Taskforce VC Taskforce will present an Energy Solutions VC Pitch program on June 11, 2015.  This event will provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs seeking start-up funding to deliver a pitch to a panel of investors whose investment focus is energy solutions, energy efficiency, and cleantech. Participants at this event will able to observe the pitches and hear feedback from the panel.

The moderaor for this program is Asaf Kharal (Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati) and the investor panel is:

  • Curtis Feeney, Voyager Capital
  • Tammi Smorynski, Intel Capital
  • Heather Richman, US Navy Excelerator and GreenLight Strategies

This event will take place from 6:00 – 8:30 pm at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, 650 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA. To register use one of the following links:

To register to pitch (select Affiliate option to receive a discount)

To register without pitching (select Affiliate option to receive a discount)

Save 15% on 2015 Wall Street Green Summit (March 23)

Thanks to our friends at the Wall Street Green Summit, readers of Green VC can save 15% on registration for their 2015 event. This event will take place on March 23 at the Columbia University Club, 15 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036.

Topics that will be covered at this event include:

  • Renewable Energy Finance
  • New Corporate Sustainability Initiatives
  • Impact Investing
  • Crowdfunding for Renewables
  • Smart Grid Opportunities
  • Financing Greening the Built Environment
  • Insights into Carbon Trading & Finance
  • Green Hedge Fund Strategies
  • Cleantech Investment Today
  • Corporate Sustainability Today
  • PACE Commercial for Efficiency & Solar Finance

Enter code "GVC" (without the quotes) when registering online to receive your savings.

Free Online Event on January 21: “Funding Your Startup Pt. 1: Crowdfunding, Seed Funding and Accelerators”

On Wednesday, January 21st at 9:00 AM Pacific time there will be a free online event entitled “Funding Your Startup Pt. 1: Crowdfunding, Seed Funding and Accelerators.”

This event will feature the following panelists:

  • Adora Cheung – Founder, Homejoy
  • Dave McClure – Founder, 500 Startups
  • Danae Ringelmann – Founder, IndieGoGo

You can attend this event (and submit questions in advance) here.

This event is being presented by Google for Entrepreneurs.

MIT Club of Northern California Presents “Clean Tech Investing in 2015: Novel Ways to Fund Your Start-Up” on December 4

MIT Club of Northern CA

On December 4, the MIT Club of Northern California will present Clean Tech Investing in 2015: Novel Ways to Fund Your Start-Up. Presenters will be:

  • Jeff Byron, Band of Angels
  • Kacy Gerst, ARPA – E
  • Scott Jacobs, EFW Partners
  • Mark Pacelle, Philips
  • Oliver Janssen, MVP Renewables
  • Mark Perutz, DBL Ventures
  • Moderator: Eric Wesoff, Greentech Media

This event will be held from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at Silicon Valley Bank, 3005 Tasman Ave, Santa Clara CA 95054. Additional program information and registration is available here.

Save $500 on 2013 Clean-Tech Investor Summit in Palm Springs, CA (Feb. 6 – 7)

Thanks to our friends at the International Business Forum, readers of Green VC can save $500 on registration for the 2013 Clean Tech Investor Summit. This event will take place in Palm Springs, California on February 6 and 7, 2013.  This conference wlll provide educational sessions and networking opportunities for those in the cleantech/greentech field, including entreprenuers, corporate leaders, and members of the investment community, including venture capital and private equity firms.

Enter code "GREENVC" (without the quotes) when registering online to receive your savings. Complete conference information is available here. The following video is an excerpt of a presentation given my Elon Musk at the 2011 event.

MIT Club of Northern California Presents “Clean Tech Investing in 2013: Where are the New Opportunities?” on December 4

On December 4, the MIT Club of Northern California will present Clean Tech Investing in 2013: Where are the New Opportunities? Presenters will be:

  • Cheryl Martin – ARPA-E
  • Ray Rothrock – Venrock Partners
  • Pierre Lamond – Khosla Ventures 
  • Stuart Bernstein – Goldman Sachs 
  • Moderator: Quentin Falconer – Clean Tech Practice, SVB

This event will be held from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at Silicon Valley Bank, 3005 Tasman Ave, Santa Clara CA 95054. Additional program information and registration is available here.

SVForum Presents “Cleantech 2.0 – A New Shade of Green” on December 4 (Discount Available)

SVForum

On December 4, SVForum will present "Energy Innovation: Cleantech 2.0 – A New Shade of Green."  This is the latest program in SVForum's Clean Tech Breakfast Series. You can learn more about this program here.  Presenters will be:

  • Jai Das, SAP Ventures 
  • Seth Miller, DBL Investors
  • Bill Reichert, Garage Technology Ventures
  • Moderated by: Eric Wesoff, Greentech Media

This event will take place from 8:00 – 10:00 am at SAP, 3410 Hillview Avenue, Bldg. 1, Palo Alto, CA 94304. Thanks to our friends at SVForum, readers of Green VC can receive a 30% discount on the registration price for this event.  To receive the discount, please use code "DATA12" (without the quotes) when registering online.

EBC Presents Workshop on “Valuation, Financing Terms, and the Term Sheet” on Nov. 29 (Discount Available)

On November 29, the Environmental Business Cluster (EBC) will present a workshop on Valuation, Financing Terms, and the Term Sheet. An overview of this program is:

Negotiation is often considered as the fuel for success and the last stage of the financing process is finalizing the terms of the investment deal. This workshop will examine the methods commonly used to determine a company's valuation and address how investors utilize them to value early-stage companies and technology projects. 

Herbert Fockler, Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, will help you understand investor expectations and discuss key provisions to include in term sheets and negotiation strategies to help you "seal the deal". 

This event will take place from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, 650 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto,  CA 94304. Thanks to our friends at EBC, readers of Green VC can receive a discount to this event.  Please select the "Partner Rate" ticket when registering online.