On April 29, 2010 the CleanTech BIG (Business Interface Group) of the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE) will present a program entitled Is Water the Next Oil? featuring panelists that will discuss a number of questions, including:

  • Why isn't more being done today to address critical water problems?
  • Why have we seen relatively low level of water investments from venture firms to date?
  • What do the most recent funding trends say about interest in Cleantech and water?
  • What opportunities exist for entrepreneurs & startups in this sector?
  • What, if anything, will it take to get funded in the water sector?

Panelists for this program will be:

  • Wayne Hedden, Co-Leader Cleantech Practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Lev J. Leytes, Chairman, Generation Capital, LLC
  • Tamin Pechet, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Imagine H20
  • Rachel Sheinbein, Senior Associate, Energy & Materials Group, CMEA Capital
  • Rob Steiner, Co-Founder, WaterSmart Software, Inc
  • Gordon K. Ho, Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP (moderator)

This program will be held from 6:00 – 8:30 pm at Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, 3175 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304.  Thanks to our friends at SVASE, readers of Green VC can receive a $20 discount on the non-member ticket price when registering in advance by following these steps:

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

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