MIT/Stanford Venture Lab to Present “Biofuels 2.0: Sustainable Startups – from Garage to Gargantuan” on February 16

MIT/Stanford Venture Lab (VLAB)On February 16, the MIT/Stanford Venture Lab will present a program entitled Biofuels 2.0: Sustainable Startups – from Garage to Gargantuan. This program is co-sponsored by BayBIO.org and will aim to address a number of topics, including:

  • Sustainable business models, scalability, and environmental impacts
  • Opportunities for small, bootstrap startups in the biofuels value chain
  • How failures in biofuels 1.0 are creating new opportunities in 2.0
  • What do VCs think about Biofuels 2.0?

This program will feature the following:

  • Jack Oswald – CEO of SynGest
  • Eric McAfee – CEO AE Biofuels
  • David Berry, MD, PhD – Partner, Flagship Ventures
  • Paul Bryan, PhD – Biofuels VP-Tech, Chevron Energy Technology Co.
  • Leandro Vetcher – Co-founder & VP BD, Green Pacific Biologicals
  • Jim Lane – Editor/Publisher of the BioFuels Digest (Moderator)

This event will take place from 6:00 – 8:30 pm at Arbuckle Lounge and Bishop Auditorium at Stanford Business School, Stanford, CA.  Additional program information and registration is available here.

MIT/Stanford Venture Lab to Present “Integrating the Clean Tech Value Chain” on April 17

MIT/Stanford Venture Lab (VLAB)On April 17, the MIT/Stanford Venture Lab will present a program entitled Integrating the Clean Tech Value Chain. This is an interactive half-day event featuring discussion and ideas from representatives of clean tech emerging businesses, VCs, laboratories, universities, and service providers about building the value chain from all sources to enter the clean energy market

This program will feature a keynote address by Winston Hickox (Chair, California Market Advisory Committee) and two panel sessions:

Panel One: Market and Offering, Current Position and Background, Challenges

Panel Two: Clean Tech Value Collaborations: Investments & Trends, Collaborations & Advice for Start Ups

This program will take place from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm at Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, 3175 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA. For more information:

MIT/Stanford Venture Lab to Present “The Electric Vehicle Infrastructure: What’s It Going To Take to Go Electric?” on November 18

MIT/Stanford Venture Lab (VLAB)On Tuesday, November 18, the MIT/Stanford Venture Lab will present a program entitled The Electric Vehicle Infrastructure: What's It Going To Take to Go Electric?. This program will feature the following panelists:

This program will take place from 6:00 – 8:30 pm at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (directions).  The advance registration cost is $35 (discounts are available for students).

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MIT/Stanford Venture Lab to Present “Finding the Green in Clean” on August 19

MIT/Stanford Venture Lab (VLAB)On Tuesday, August 19, the MIT/Stanford Venture Lab Emerging Business Track Clean Green Team will present a program entitled Finding the Green in Clean. This program will feature the following clean energy executives, who will share their advice and stories about finding revenue models for their clean companies:

This program will take place from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, 3175 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304 (map).  The pre-registration cost for this event is $30 or you can register on-site for $40 plus fees.

In addition, notes are available for the MIT/Stanford Venture Lab program Clean Green Investment Trends that took place on May 30.

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MIT/Stanford Venture Lab to Present “Clean Green Investment Trends” on May 30

MIT/Stanford Venture Lab (VLAB)On Friday, May 30, the MIT/Stanford Venture Lab Emerging Business Track, Clean Green Team, will present a program entitled Clean Green Investment Trends: The Opportunities and the Challenges. This program will feature two panels of investors who will share their green investment experiences.  The panelists will be:

Panel #1 – Successful Clean Green Investments

Panel #2 – Breaking Into the Clean Green Markets

This program will take place from 9:00am – 12:00pm at Silicon Valley Bank’s Kellogg Auditorium, 3005 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara, California.  The advance registration cost is $50.  Note that there is very limited seating for this event.

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