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Opportunity to Meet with Khosla Ventures on November 13

Khosla Ventures

On November 13, the Environmental Business Cluster (EBC) will provide an opportunity to meet with Khosla VenturesThis 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, each attendee will receive a one-on-one meeting with Alex Kinnier, Partner at Khosla Ventures.

Attendees must apply in advance and be approved to attend.  To apply, please send your Executive Summary by Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 9:00 am PST to Erika at <Erika [at] prescienceintl.com>. You will be notified on November 6 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: $100
  • Registration for two company representatives: $175
  • Registration for three company representatives: $225

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Environmental Business Cluster Presents “Project and Tax Equity Financing of Renewable Energy Facilities” on October 14 (Discount Available)

On October 14, the Environmental Business Cluster (EBC) will present a program entitled Project and Tax Equity Financing of Renewable Energy Facilities that will feature the following panelists, who will share their insights into raising project financing for renewable energy projects:

  • Ben Jacoby, Managing Director, CP Energy
  • Dan Judge, General Counsel, BrightSource Energy
  • Tom Glascock, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Greg Riddle, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Michael Ginsburg, Senior Associate, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Chad Sachs, Senior Vice President, Fotowatio Renewable Ventures

This program will provide a specific focus on:

  • The keys to raising funds through the project finance model.
  • Negotiating financeable power purchase and other revenue contracts that are essential to successfully raising project and tax equity financing.
  • The current state of the tax equity market for renewable energy projects, including the latest updates on structuring deals to obtain Treasury cash grants.

This program will be held from 3:30 - 7:00 pm at Orrick, Herrington & Stufcliffe LLP, 1100 Marsh Road, Menlo Park, CA.  Thanks to our friends at EBC, readers of Green VC can obtain discounted tickets when registering in advance by following these steps:

You can also obtain a discount if you register on-site (be sure to request the partner rate).  For more information:

HCSF Cleantech Thought Leader Series to Feature Executive Directors of CA Clean Energy Fund, Clean Tech Open, and Environmental Business Cluster on September 1 (Discount Available)

Harvard Club of San Francisco Clean Tech Thought Leader Series

The next program in the Harvard Club of San Francisco's Clean Tech Thought Leader Series will take place on September 1.  This event, entitled, Right Here, Right Now – How Three Visionary Organizations Are Driving Cleantech in the Bay Area, will feature the following:

This event will take place from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Adobe Systems Inc., Corporate HDQS — East Tower, 321 Park Ave. San Jose, CA 95110.  This event is open to the public and readers of Green VC can receive a discount when registering in advance (select the $25 member option).  Ticket price includes dinner.  For more information:

Cleantech Investment Opportunity Mixer to Take Place on October 1 (Hanson Bridgett Sustainable Business Leadership Forum)

Hanson Bridgett Sustainable Business Leadership Forum

The next Hanson Bridgett Sustainable Business Leadership Forum, a regular networking and educational program, will take place on October 1 and will be a Cleantech Investment Opportunity Mixer.  This event will feature representatives from San Francisco-area investment funds that are focused on cleantech and infrastructure who will discuss their current activities and share their perspective on future opportunities.  Speakers will include:

This event will take place from 5:30 – 8:00 PM at Hanson Bridgett, 425 Market Street, 26th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105 (directions).  The admission fee is $45 and pre-registration is required.  Note: This event is limited to accredited investors and their advisors only (for the definition of an accredited investor please visit the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission).

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Astia and SDForum to Present “Innovation Opportunities Using Solar Technologies” on September 1 (Discount Available)

SDForum

On September 1, Astia and SDForum will present the latest program in the 2009 Clean Tech Breakfast Series, entitled Innovation Opportunities Using Solar Technologies. This program will feature the following panelists, who will share their insights on a number of technology innovations relating to the solar industry and the opportunities arising from these innovations:

  • Eugenia Corrales – CEO and Co-Founder, SunModular
  • Steve Horne - Chief Technical Officer, SolFocus
  • Robert Horstmeyer - Managing Director, GrowthPoint Technology Partners
  • Bob McDonald – CEO and Founder, Skyline Solar
  • Bob Anderson – Partner, Nixon Peabody (moderator)

This program will be held from 8:00 am - 10:00 am at Nixon Peabody, LLP, One Embarcadero Center 18th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111.  Thanks to our friends at SDForum, readers of Green VC can receive a $5 discount from the non-member registration price for this event.  To receive the discount, please use code "GREEN05" when registering online.  For more information:

SDForum to Present “Where is the Enterprise Going Green?” on August 6 (Discount Available)

SDForum

On August 6, SDForum will present the next program in its Green and Clean Evening Series entitled Where is the Enterprise Going Green? This program will feature the following panelists, who will address the following questions:

What does it take to go green and what is the cost? What will the efficiency change be going forward for companies that have implemented green and/or sustainability programs? What are the available options, what solutions are out there and what innovation opportunities exist to address unsolved challenges?  How are companies managing energy consumption before the costs spiral out of control?

  • Chris Erickson - ClimateEarth
  • Anne Feldhusen - Hewlett-Packard
  • John Hailey – Cisco
  • Amrit Williams - BigFix
  • Mitch Zuklie, Orrick (moderator)

This program will be held from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Orrick, 1000 Marsh Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025.  Thanks to our friends at SDForum, readers of Green VC can receive a $5 discount from the non-member registration price for this event.  To receive the discount, please use code "GREEN05" when registering online.  For more information:

SDForum Quarterly Venture Breakfast with PwC on July 21st to Focus on Clean Tech (Discount Available)

SDForum

SDForum will present its next Quarterly Venture Breakfast in collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on July 21st, with a focus on venture capital investments in clean tech. 

This program will include an overview presentation by Steve Bengston (Managing Director of Emerging Company Services, PwC) and a panel featuring members of the VC community who will share their insights.  The speakers at this event will be:

This program will be held from 8:00 am – 10:00 am at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, 2475 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304.  Thanks to our friends at SDForum, readers of Green VC can receive a $5 discount from the non-member registration price for this event.  To receive the discount, please use code "QVB05" when registering online. Further program information and registration can be found here.

Astia and SDForum to Present “World Water Crisis: Technology Based Solutions” on July 14 (Discount Available)

On July 14, Astia and SDForum will present the latest program in the 2009 Clean Tech Breakfast Series.  This program is entitled World Water Crisis: Technology Based Solutions and will feature a panel that will focus on the technologies in areas including water treatment, management, conservation and purification.  The panelists for this program will be:

This event will take place from 8:00 am – 10:00 am at SAP, 3410 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, CA.  Thanks to our friends at SDForum, readers of Green VC can receive a $5 discount from the non-member registration price for this event.  To receive the discount, please use code "CLEAN05" when registering online. Further program information and registration can be found here.

“What You Need to Know about Renewable Energy: Evaluating and Managing Risks and Opportunities” to Take Place on June 30 (Discount Available)

What You Need to Know About Renewable Energy: Evaluating and Managing Risks and Opportunities is the fourth program in the discussion series from VC Taskforce and Morrison & Foerster entitled "Maximizing Returns in Emerging Cleantech Sectors: The Interplay of Regulation, Intellectual Property and Investment."  The goals of this series are:

  • To provide an in-depth view into emerging sectors of the Cleantech economy
  • To elaborate areas for VC consideration in due-diligence with regard to each sector
  • To highlight areas for business planning/strategy development for emerging companies in the space

This program will take place on June 30 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at Morrison & Foerster, 755 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA, and will feature the following panelists:

The advance registration price for this event is $55 for VC Taskforce members and $95 for non-members (readers of Green VC can register at the $75 affiliate price).  If space is available, door registration is an additional $10.

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Application Deadline is May 31 for Cleantech Investor Pitch Lunch

May 31 is the application deadline for a Cleantech Investor Pitch Lunch that will be taking place on June 13th at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.  This program provides an opportunity for companies to present their businesses and network with VCs, angel investors, strategic partners, corporate investors, and industry experts.  This event is co-hosted by MIT Angels, MIT Club of Northern California, and OPEN Silicon Valley.

The event is open to pre-funded startup companies in the renewable energy, energy efficiency, water, reusing carbon, carbon capture and storage, smart grid, green IT, transportation, electric vehicles, and carbon credits sectors and that are making use of innovative technologies, products or business models.  Companies need to submit an application by May 31st @ 12:00 pm PST.

The cost for this event is:

  • Presenting Companies (no cost to apply, only charged if selected to present): $50 for members, $100 for non-members
  • Investors: Before May 31 – $50 for member / $100 for non-members. June 1 onwards - $100 for members / $150 for non-members

For further information contact shuja.keen [at] alum.mit.edu

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