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.

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.

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.

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.

SVForum to Present “The Cleantech Mash-Up: How Convergence and Innovation is Creating New Business Opportunities” on October 16 (Discount Available)

SVForum

On October 16, SVForum will present The Cleantech Mash-Up: How Convergence and Innovation is Creating New Business Opportunities.  This is the latest program in SVForum's Clean Tech Breakfast Series. An over of this program is

Cleantech is blurring the lines between traditional business segments, products, services, and business models. The clear distinctions between traditional value chains are gone for buildings, vehicles, as well as the broad sectors of energy supply and management. Leading companies are exploring new ways to create and deliver value to the converging markets. They are looking at traditional problems and opportunities in a more aggregated way and with a new mindset. Instead of selling 'new and improved' traditional products or services, they are looking for entirely new technologies and business models to deliver more complete solutions. In pursuit of the solutions, companies are partnering, prototyping, and exploring for value in major new ways. The diverse panel of leaders will explore the new ways companies  are innovating and how they have shifted their mental models and approach to benefit from the convergence.

Presenters at this program will be:

  • Diarmuid O'Connell, Tesla Motors
  • Rachel Sheinbein, CMEA Capital
  • Clint Wilder, CleanEdge
  • Moderated by: Rob Shelton, PwC

This event will take place from 8:00 – 10:00 am at PwC, 488 Almaden Blvd #1800, San Jose, CA, 95110.  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.

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.

Opportunity to Meet with Mohr Davidow Ventures on September 25 (Discount Available)

Mohr Davidow Ventures

On September 25, the Environmental Business Cluster (EBC) will provide an opportunity to meet with the venture capital firm Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV)This program is part of EBC's "Meet with" series - a partnering and coaching series designed to facilitate meetings between cleantech entrepreneurs and investors, customers and potential partners.

After a presentation (see below for additional details), each attendee will receive a one-on-one meeting with Sven Strohband, Partner at MDV.  Sven's specific areas of interest are CleanWeb,  Electric Vehicles,  Grid/Energy Storage and Energy Efficiency. 

Attendees must apply by September 17 and be approved to attend. Additional information on how to apply is available here.

Separate from the one-on-one meetings, there is an opportunity to attend a presentation and Q&A on September 25 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am featuring MDV Partner Sven Strohband.  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.

The one-on-one and general presentation session will be held at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, 650 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304.

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.