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EBC Presents Program on Corporate Investment in Cleantech on September 29 (Discount Available)

UPDATE: An additional discount is available to this program.  More information is here.


On September 29, the Environmental Business Cluster (EBC) will present a program entitled Corporate Cash for Cleantech. An overview of this program is:

Join us for an industry panel event focused on large corporations looking to cleantech for new business opportunities. This interactive debate will feature corporate players that are getting into cleantech and will highlight companies receiving funding from investment arms, those directly investing in cleantech and the trends to look for in the future.

Invited panelists are:

  • Mike Brooks, Venture Executive, Chevron Technology Ventures
  • Dermott Mee, Vice President, EFT Energy
  • Dr. Cyril Vancura, Investment Director, Bosch Venture Capital
  • Tom Marchok, Director, Intel Capital
  • [Moderator] Jesse Jenkins, Director of Energy & Climate Policy, The Breakthrough Institute

This event will take place from 3:00 – 6:30 pm at the Environmental Business Cluster, 10 South 3rd Street, San Jose, CA 95113. Thanks to our friends at EBC, readers of Green VC can obtain discounted tickets when registering in advance by following these steps:

EBC Presents “Using Convertible Notes to Finance Your Company” on June 22 (Discount Available)

On June 22, the Environmental Business Cluster (EBC) will present a program entitled Using Convertible Notes to Finance Your Company. An overview of this program is:

Join us for a session on the basics of convertible notes to learn if this is a good route for your start-up to pursue. Our sessions are candid, interactive and informal. We want you to walk away with the real story behind how things work so you can make it happen yourself. Bring your questions!

This event will take place from 9:00 – 10:30 am at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, 1000 Marsh RoadMenlo Park, CA 94025. Thanks to our friends at EBC, readers of Green VC can obtain discounted tickets when registering in advance by following these steps:

EBC Presents “Cleantech Innovators and Accelerators” on May 19 (Discount Available)

On May 19, the Environmental Business Cluster (EBC) will present a program entitled Cleantech Innovators and Accelerators. An overview of this program is:

Entrepreneurs are forever interested in getting to market smarter, faster and more efficiently than the other guy. In an industry where new business models are developed daily and trail-blazers are widespread, how does one stay ahead of the curve? A good first step is learning from those that have been-there-done-that experience and are willing to share. This session will bring together proven serial entrepreneurs, innovators and investors to debate best practices for building a cleantech business.

This event will take place from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm at the Environmental Business Cluster, 1st Floor Training Room, 10 South Third Street, San Jose. Thanks to our friends at EBC, readers of Green VC can obtain discounted tickets when registering in advance by following these steps:

EBC Presents “Design, Simulate and Visualize your Clean Tech Product” on March 9 (Free Event)

On March 9, the Environmental Business Cluster, KETIV Technologies and Autodesk will present Design, Simulate and Visualize your Clean Tech Product. This program will include a hands-on, two and a half hour workshop and an Open Lab (one-on-one help) to help you get your clean technology to market faster with a Digital Prototype.  The program schedule is:

9:00am – 9:30am Networking & Registration
9:30am – 11:30am Training Workshop
11:30am – 1:00pm Break
1:00pm – 4:00pm Open Lab – One-on-One help with your Designs

Training Workshop [9:30am -11:30am]
This Instructor led training, by a certified Autodesk Professional will cover how to:

  • Get a fast start in designing your product with your AutoCAD Inventor Professional software
  • Easily create a photo-realistic rendering of your CAD model in Autodesk Showcase to help you market your product
  • Learn Tips and Tricks from an expert in developing a Digital Prototype
  • Q&A

*Classroom computers will be available for this event, but feel free to bring your own workstation and design data

Open Lab – One-on-One help with your Designs [1:00pm – 4:00pm]

The afternoon will consist of an "Open Lab" for members of the Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program (www.autodesk.com/cleantch) to interact one-on-one with a Certified Autodesk Professional from 1pm to 4pm. RSVP to Mike Simms, KETIV Technologies for the Open Lab session: mike.simms [at] ketivtech.com

This free program will take place at Environmental Business Cluster, 10 S. Third Street, 1st Floor Training Room, San Jose, CA 95113.  More information and registration is available here.

“Financing a Cleantech Company: Annual Trends in Financing” to Take Place on December 2 (Discount Available)

On December 2, the Environmental Business Cluster (EBC) will present a program entitled Financing a Cleantech Company: Annual Trends in Financing. An overview of this program is:

Steady capital is a must for all companies, the first step in funding is knowing where to look. Join experts from the investment world at our annual "Trends in Financing Panel & Holiday Celebration" to understand the types of financing that are occurring in your industry today – including topics such as who is getting funding while the world faces complex financial challenges – and what is new and to expect for 2011

The presenters for this program will be:

  • Mark Platshon, Partner, VantagePoint Venture Partners
  • Brian Goncher, Alternative Energy & Clean Tech Practice Director, Deloitte
  • Micah Myers, Investment Associate, Claremont Creek Ventures

This event will take place from 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm at Fenwick & West LLP, 801 California Street, Mountain View, CA 94041. Thanks to our friends at EBC, readers of Green VC can obtain discounted tickets when registering in advance by following these steps:

For more information:

EBC and Fenwick & West Present “Strategic IP: Building a Portfolio and Managing Exposure” on October 26

On October 26, the Environmental Business Cluster (EBC) and Fenwick & West will present the final program in the Do's and Don'ts for Cleantech Ventures Series, entitled Strategic IP: Building a Portfolio and Managing Exposure.  An overview of this program is:

Investors want to make sure your patents, copyrights, trade secrets & trademarks are secure so that the value of their investment will increase, not diminish, over time. One little omission in your company’s key pending patent application could lead to your “giving away the farm” downstream. Sharing IP ownership could lead to the loss of your “crown jewels” to a future spinoff.  Hiring an employee from a competitor without the proper safeguards could land you in court.

In this workshop, you’ll learn what to do – and not to do – as you build the IP protfolio of your cleantech start-up and protect it from the claims of others.

The presenter for this session will be:

  • Stuart Meyer - Partner, Fenwick & West LLP

This event will take place from 8:30 - 10:30 am at Fenwick & West, 801 California Street, Mountain View, CA 94041.  For more information:

“Financing a Cleantech Company: Reality Financing” to Take Place on October 19 (Discount Available)

On October 19, the Environmental Business Cluster (EBC) will present a program entitled Financing a Cleantech Company: Reality Financing. An overview of this program is:

Entrepreneurs are faced with financing challenges from the start, making a clear understanding of the entire range of funds available a critical step in maximizing your company's potential for success. Join our panel to hear from a range of reality financing avenues including commercial banking, asset-based lending, lines of credit, PO financing, accounts receivable, inventory financing, international trade financing and much more!

The presenters for this program will be:

  • Susan Roberts - Vice President, Business Banking, Citibank N.A.
  • Richard Olson – Vice President and Regional Sales Manager, Bay View Funding
  • Craig Schumann - Senior Vice President Trade Sales Manager, Citibank
  • Brad Harmon – President, First Star Capital
  • Evan Goldman - Entreprener-In-Residence, Environmental Business Cluster

This event will take place from 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm at Fenwick & West LLP, 801 California Street, Mountain View, CA 94041. Thanks to our friends at EBC, readers of Green VC can obtain discounted tickets when registering in advance by following these steps:

Early pre-registration is recommended for this event.  For more information:

“Startup in a Box: Efficient Operations Management” to Take Place on October 14 (Discount Available)

On October 14, the Environmental Business Cluster (EBC) will present a program entitled Startup in a Box: Efficient Operations Management. An overview of this program is:

With increased pressure to deliver value efficiently and effectively, startups need all the help they can get. Accurate, comprehensive operational management from the start is a crucial first step to the success of any business. Join us for one hour interactive session on how you can best manage your operations resulting in maximum time spent on value creation and minimum time spent on maintaining the back-end. In this session, you will learn the key steps to ensure every facet of your new business runs smoothly from finance, accounting, HR, legal/contracts, facilities management, general administration, and more.

The presenters for this program will be:

  • Brian Hassan – Managing Director, BayPoint Benefits
  • Justin Roberts – Managing Director, BayPoint Benefits
  • Olga Karobkoff - CEO (Interim CFO for Start-ups), AccuStart

This event will take place from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at the Environmental Business Cluster, 10 South Third Street, San Jose, CA (directions). Thanks to our friends at EBC, readers of Green VC can obtain discounted tickets when registering in advance by following these steps:

Early pre-registration is recommended for this event.  For more information:

Reminder: Deadline to Apply for a Meeting with Alloy Ventures is this Friday

Alloy Ventures Just a brief reminder — this Friday is the deadline to apply for an opportunity to meet with Alloy Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm with over $1 billion under management that invests in sectors including Information Technology, Life Sciences, and Cleantech.

Additional background on this program, which will take place on September 9 in Mountain View, California, is available here.

Opportunity to Meet with Alloy Ventures on September 9 (Discount Available)

Alloy Ventures On Septmber 9, the Environmental Business Cluster (EBC) will provide an opportunity to meet with Alloy Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm with over $1 billion under management that invests in sectors including Information Technology, Life Sciences, and Cleantech.

This program, which will take place in Mountain View, California, 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. Each approved attendee will receive an individual meeting with Dan Rubin, General Partner at Alloy Ventures.

Attendees must apply and be approved to attend a one-on-one session.  To apply, please send your Executive Summary by August 13, 2010 to jovan [at] prescienceintl.com.

You will be notified on August 27, 2010 if your application is accepted or rejected. Registration must be completed upon approval to secure your meeting slot. Costs are as follows:

  • Application fee: FREE
  • Registration for one company representative: $75
  • Registration for two company representatives: $100
  • Registration for three company representatives: $175

Separate from the one-on-one meetings, there is an opportunity to attend a presentation and Q&A on Septymber 9th from 9:30 am – 10:30 am where Mr. Rubin will explain how entrepreneurs can work with them and what they look for in a company.  Thanks to our friends at EBC, readers of Green VC will be able to obtain discounted tickets to the presentation session when registering in advance.  This post will be updated when registration for this event becomes available.

The one-on-one and general presentation session will be held at Fenwick & West LLP, 801 California Street, Mountain View, CA 94041. For more information:

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