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“Starting a Clean Tech Business” To Take Place on June 8

The MIT Club of Northern California and HBS Association of Northern California will present a program entitled Starting a Clean Tech Business on June 8th. This program will feature the following panelists:

This event is open to the public and will take place from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Fenwick and West, 801 California St, First Floor, Mountain View, CA 94041.  The cost is $25 for members and $45 for non-members.  Pre-registration is required for this event. No cancellations/refunds 72 hours prior to event. Light appetizers will be served.

Environmental Business Cluster to Present “The Road to $30M and Beyond: A Cleantech Story” on June 16 (Discount Available)

Environmental Business Cluster (EBC)

On June 16, the Environmental Business Cluster (EBC) will present a program entitled "The Road to $30M and Beyond: A Cleantech Story."  This program will focus on the solar company GreenVolts and will cover the following:

GreennVolts, a leader in concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) technology, has raised $45 MM in financing including $30 million in Series B funding from Oak Investment Partners in September 2008. Meet the key players including GreenVolts' Founder & Executive Chairman, the CEC who identified GreenVolts as a prime candidate for commercialization and the representative from the CPUC who approved the deal with PG&E. Learn about the company's evolution, how the investment climate has changed since the downturn of the economy and how companies like GreenVolts are turning towards partnerships and alternative sources of funding for future technology development. In addition learn and how the CEC and CPUC are evaluating new concepts and power projects across California.

Panelists for this event include:

This event will take place from 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm at Silicon Valley Capital Club, 50 W. San Fernando, Suite 1700, San Jose, CA 95113.  Discounted tickets are available for Green VC readers — please select the "Partner" option from the event registration page.

“Next Generation Solar Solutions” is Topic of FountainBlue Clean Energy Entrepreneurs’ Forum on June 1

FountainBlue

"Next Generation Solar Solutions" is the topic of the next FountainBlue Clean Energy Entrepreneurs' Forum.  This program will take place on June 1 and feature the following panelists:

This event will take place from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at SRI, 333 Ravenswood Ave, Menlo Park, CA. Additional program information, including registration pricing, is available via this link.

SDForum to Present “Non-Traditional Funding Sources” on May 7 (Discount Available)

SDForum

On May 7, SDForum will present the second program in its Green and Clean Evening Series entitled Non-Traditional Funding Sources. This program will feature the following panelists, who will share their insight on the current state of venture capital investing in clean technology and options for non-traditional sources of funding for entrepreneurs:

This program will be held from 6:00 pm - 8:30 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 "CT09" when registering online.  For more information:

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:

SVASE and GABA to Present “How Bright is the Future of Solar Power?” on April 16 (Discount Available)

On April 16, the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE) and the German American Business Association (GABA) will present a program entitled How Bright is the Future of Solar Power? featuring the following panelists:

This program will be held from 6:00 – 8:30 pm at Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, 3175 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304.  Green VC readers can obtain discounted tickets when registering in advance by following these steps:

  1. Go to the online event registration page
  2. Select your tickets from the Affiliates section of the page
  3. In the "How did you learn about this event?" dropdown box, select "SVASE Affiliate"
  4. In the box following the question "REQUIRED FOR AFFILIATES: Which affiliated organization advertised this event to you?", enter "Green VC"

For more information:

Environmental Business Cluster to Present “Angel and Venture Investing” on April 21 (Discount Available)

Environmental Business Cluster (EBC)

On April 21, the Environmental Business Cluster (EBC) will present a program entitled Angel and Venture Investing.  This program will feature the following cleantech angel and venture capital investors, who will discuss the types of deals that are taking place and what can be expected for cleantech investing in 2009 and beyond:

This event will take place from 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm at Silicon Valley Capital Club, 50 W. San Fernando, Suite 1700, San Jose, CA 95113.  Discounted tickets for $21.50 are available for Green VC readers — please select the "Partner" option from the event registration page.

Discount Available to “Standing at the Edge of Grid” Program on March 17

Just a brief note — thanks to our friends at SDForum, readers of Green VC can receive a $5 discount from the non-member registration price for the upcoming Standing at the Edge of the Grid program.  To receive the discount, please use code "CT09"

Astia and SDForum to Present “Standing at the Edge of Grid” on March 17 (2009 Clean Tech Breakfast Series)

[Update: Green VC readers can receive a discount on this program.]

On March 17, Astia and SDForum will present the first program in the 2009 Clean Tech Breakfast Series.  This program is entitled Standing at the Edge of the Grid and will feature a panel that will focus on the following topic:

Monitoring, metering, compliance and energy efficiency technologies are at the hub for both homes and offices. What technologies will be part of the smart homes of tomorrow?

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 94304. The cost for SDForum members is $20 and $30 for non-members.  Further program information and registration can be found here.

“Clean Green Policy Changes in a New Administration” is Topic of FountainBlue Clean Energy Entrepreneurs’ Forum on March 2nd

FountainBlue

Clean Green Policy Changes in a New Administration is the topic of the next FountainBlue Clean Energy Entrepreneurs' Forum.  This program will take place on March 2nd and feature the following panelists:

  • Craig Lobdell – Director, KPMG (facilitator)
  • David Arfin – VP of Customer Financing, Solar City
  • Peter Williams, Chief Technology Officer, Big Green Innovations, IBM
  • Marianne Wu – Partner, Mohr Davidow
  • Elise Zoli – Partner and Chair, Clean Energy Practice, Goodwin Procter LLC

This event will take place from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the the Kellogg Auditorium at Silicon Valley Bank, 3005 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara, CA.  Additional program information, including registration pricing, is available via this link.

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