SVASE Presents “Is Water the Next Oil?” on April 29 (Discount Available)


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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