GoingGreen Silicon Valley is November 27 – 28; 50% Discount for Green VC Readers

AlwaysOn will present GoingGreen Silicon Valley 2012 from November 27th – 28th in San Francisco. This event wlll provide educational programs and networking opportunities for members of the cleantech/greentech community, including CEOs, entreprenuers, business development officers, researchers, media, and venture capital and private-equity investors.

At GoingGreen SiliconValley 2012 the AlwaysOn editors will also honor the GoingGreen Top 200 Private Companies. For complete program information you can view the GoingGreen Silicon Valley 2012 agenda.

Thanks to our friends at AlwaysOn, readers of Green VC can receive a 50% discount off the standard registration rate by using code GGSV12GE when registering online.

Global Cleantech 100 Summit and Gala is October 1-2 in Washington DC (Discount Available)

Cleantech Group

The Cleantech Group will present the Global Cleantech 100 Summit and Gala from October 1 – 2 in Washington DC.  This event will include the unveiling of the 2012 Global Cleantech 100 — a list of the 100 most promising private clean technology companies.  This event will include dinner at the Italian Embassy in DC.  You can view the complete agenda here.

Thanks to our friends at the Cleantech Group, readers of Green VC can receive a $100 discount on the registration price for this event.  To receive the discount, please use code "Green-VC" (without the quotes) when registering online.

SVForum to Present “An Evening with Greenstart” on September 24

SVForum

On September 24, SVForum will present An Evening with Greenstart.  Greenstart is a San Francisco-based seed investor and design studio that is focused on the digital clean technology sector.  The most recent Greenstart porfolio companies were announced in August:

  • Spinlister – a marketplace for peer to peer bike rentals
  • Root3 – designs energy optimization software for non-utility energy producers
  • People Power – delivers cloud services & mobile apps for the Internet of Things
  • PVPower – web platform that powers America’s solar projects

Up to five companies will be selected to give a three-minute pitch to Greenstart.  If you are interested in presenting, please send your executive summary (no more than 2 pages) to Tom Cervantez, Co-Chair of the Venture Startup and Financing SIG, at tcervantez [at] bizlaw.com. Deadline for submission is Friday, September 20th. COMPANIES THAT WANT TO PRESENT MUST BE REGISTERED BEFORE THE LIMIT IS REACHED ON THE NUMBER OF ATTENDEES.

This event will take place from 6:30 – 8:30pm at Frank Rimerman + Co., 1801 Page Mill Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94304. Registration information is available here.

VC Taskforce Presents “Cleantech VC Pitch” on July 24 in Palo Alto (Discount Available)

VC TaskforceVC Taskforce will present a Cleantech VC Pitch program on July 24, 2012.  This event will provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs seeking start-up funding to deliver a two-minute pitch to a panel of cleantech investors. Participants at this event will able to observe the pitches and hear feedback from the panel.

If you are an entrepreneur currently seeking capital and would like to present a pitch at this event, please contact Ashish Mahashabde at amahashabde [at] gmail.com.

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

  • Paul Fox, CalCEF Angel Fund
  • Kevin Kopczynski, Rockport Capital
  • Sven Strohband, Mohr Davidow Ventures

This event will take place from 6:00 – 8:30 pm at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, 650 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA.  Thanks to our friends at VC Taskforce, readers of Green VC can obtain a discount on the registration price by selecting the "Affiliate Organizations" pricing when registering online.

SVForum Presents “The State of Clean Tech” on March 21 (Discount Available)

SVForumOn March 21, 2012, SVForum will present a program entitled The State of Clean Tech.  A description of this program is as follows:

Investment in the U.S. Clean Tech industry went from $286 million in 2001 to $3.7 billion in 2010. In 2010, Clean Tech represented 17% of total VC investment in the United States. In the first quarter of 2011, venture investments in Clean Tech fell 44% compared with the first quarter of 2010. VCs seem to be more cautious about the sector. Of the $1.1 billion invested in the U.S. Clean Tech sector in the second quarter, 67% went to later-stage companies. So, given these dynamics, will venture firms be able to raise the money they need to make investments in clean energy? What, if anything, does Khosla Ventures’ recent success raising a $1.05 billion fund (50% earmarked for Clean Tech) portend for the venture investing in Clean Tech? And, will entrepreneurs be able to rely on venture capital? Our panel of clean technology VCs will address these important questions and yours.

Speakers will Include:

  • Steve Hahn, Sr. Research Scientist, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Ryan Kottenstette, Investment Staff, Khosla Ventures
  • Matt Nordan, Vice President, Venrock
  • Sven Stroban, Investment Team, Mohr Davidow Ventures
  • (moderator) Christina Ellwood, Principal, Moreland Associates

This program will be held from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at 6140 Stoneridge Mall Road, Pleasanton, CA 94588. Thanks to our friends at SVForum, readers of Green VC can receive a $5 discount when registering onlinre by entering code EBSMarch-2012

VC Taskforce Presents “Cleantech VC Pitch” on March 22 in Palo Alto (Discount Available)

VC TaskforceVC Taskforce will present a Cleantech VC Pitch program on March 22, 2012.  This event will provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs seeking start-up funding to deliver a two-minute pitch to a panel of cleantech investors. Participants at this event will able to observe the pitches and hear feedback from the panel.

If you are an entrepreneur currently seeking capital and would like to present a pitch at this event, please contact Ashish Mahashabde at amahashabde [at] gmail.com.

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

This event will take place from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, 650 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA.  Thanks to our friends at VC Taskforce, readers of Green VC can obtain a discount on the registration price by selecting the "Affiliate Organizations" pricing when registering online.

Cleantech Forum San Francisco 2012 is March 26 – 28 (Discount Available)

Cleantech Group

From March 26 – 28, 2012 the Cleantech Group will present Cleantech Forum San Francisco. The theme of this event is "The Power of Global Partnerships."  The Cleantech Forum is a leading cleantech investment event that brings together investors, senior executives, entreprenuers, policymakers, and scientists.  Highlights of the San Francisco event include:

  • Insights and research highlights from Cleantech Group analysts
  • Visionary speakers and expert panelists
  • Networking cleantech executives, investors, policy makers and innovators
  • Previews of new companies and technologies

Thanks to our friends at the Cleantech Group, readers of Green VC can receive a $300 discount on the registration price for this event.  To receive the discount, please use code "Friends_of_Green_VC" (without the quotes) when registering online. Further program information and registration can be found at:

MIT Club of Northern California to Present “Clean Tech Investing for 2012 – What’s Hot and What’s Not?” To Take Place on December 7

The MIT Club of Northern California will present a program entitled Clean Tech Investing for 2012 – What's Hot and What's Not? on December 7.  This event will feature the following panelists:

  • Pierre Lamond, Khosla Ventures
  • Steve Goldby, Venrock Partners
  • Tim Woodward, Nth Power
  • David Chen, Morgan Stanley

This program will take place from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Silicon Valley Bank, 3005 Tasman Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95504.  The cost is $30 for club members and $45 for non-members.  Registration is available here.

SVForum Presents “Clean Technology Conference: Sustainability” on January 19, 2012 (Discount Available)

SVForumOn January 19, 2012, SVForum will present a special program entitled Clean Technology Conference: Sustainability.  A description of this program is as follows:

The domestic clean technology industry has faced political, financial, regulatory, and competitive challenges.  However, venture capitalists continue to invest in the industry, as illustrated by the $891 million raised by 80 cleantech companies in the third quarter of 2011*. Come hear from key leaders and industry influencers about innovative business models and technologies that are addressing global concerns around sustainability and climate change.

* According to the MoneyTree™ Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital Association, based on data provided by Thomson Reuters.

Speakers will Include:

  • Steve Bengston, PWC
  • Ronen Benzi, Farmigo
  • Rob Bernard, Microsoft
  • Peter Graf, SAP
  • Thilo Koslowski, Gartner Inc.
  • Jason Matlof, Battery Ventures
  • Tsafrir Oranski, Panoramic Power
  • Tamin Pechet, Banyan Water
  • Gil Perez, SAP
  • Geoff Ryder, SAP
  • Ed Solar, Coda Energy
  • Swapnil Shah, First Fuel
  • Byron Shaw, GM Advanced Technology
  • Dylan P. Steeg, Intel Capital
  • Steve Westly, The Westly Group

This program will be held from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM at SAP, 3410 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304. Early-bird registration pricing is available until December 16.  Readers of Green VC can also save $10 with code “ENERGY”.  Additional program details and registration is available here.

Net Impact San Francisco Presents “The Cleantech Entrepreneur Experience” on November 9th

Net Impact SF

Net Impact San Francisco will present a program entitled The Cleantech Entrepreneur Experience on November 9th.  This program will feature the following panelists, who will share their experiences:

Tushar Dave, CEO and Co-Founder, enlighted Prior to enlighted, Tushar was the co-founder and managing director of New Path Ventures, a venture fund focused on seed and early stage software and services investments. He has been a serial entrepreneur with successful exits with Arcus, which was sold to Cypress Semiconductor, and Armedia, which was sold to Broadcom. Tushar has an MS degree in computer science from Syracuse University and a BS degree from University of Mumbai.

Joshua Mooney, Founder and Director of Product Management, Adura Technologies. Prior to Adura, which has received numerous cleantech awards (Cleantech Open, GoingGreen), Josh worked as a consultant to the SFPUC on their solar programs. Josh has 15 years of engineering management, IT and software development experience in the technology and energy sectors. He holds a BA from Dartmouth College and a MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

Dave Graham, Founder, Greenstart.com: Dave has been starting, building and investing in technology startups for more than a decade as managing partner at ArizonaBay Technology Ventures. Before that, Dave co-founded consumer Internet startup OpenAuto in 1999. Dave is a board member at CloudSponge, TrustMe and SpineDigital, and works with at-risk youth as a Board Member at The Wolfe Center. Dave received his MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

Rahul Iyer, Senior Director of Corporate Development, Siluria. Rahul handles the company’s strategy development and financing activities. Prior to Siluria, Rahul worked in clean energy and co-founded multiple companies, including Primafuel, a waste-to-chemicals company recognized in 2008 by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer, and a fuel cell technology company acquired by Intelligent Energy. Rahul has his BS from the University of California, Berkeley in mechanical engineering.

Edward West, Co-Founder & Former President, Mission Motors.  Edward is an entrepreneur and educator, who co-founded Mission Motors,a manufacturer of advanced electric powertrains. In 2011, Mission Motors was named one of the Green Global 200 Top Private Companies. Edward has taught entrepreneurship at Presidio Graduate School (PGS) and California College of the Arts’ Design MBA program. Edwards holds a MBA from PGS and a BS in engineering from Yale University

Moderator: Leslie Guevarra, Editor, GreenBiz.com. Leslie has more than 20 years of experience in news and communications, including reporting, editing and leadership roles at the San Francisco Chronicle, working as a public affairs program host and associate producer at KTSF-TV,and podcasting for GreenBiz and sfgate.com. 

This event will take place from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Hub SOMA, 901 Mission Street, San Francisco. Additional information and registration is available here.