7th Annual New Energy Symposium
Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012
See entrepreneurs pitch their business plans to investors and hear experts discuss the newest developments in clean technology.
Sponsors: New Energy New York, the Energy & Environmental Technology Applications Center (E2TAC) at the College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering (CNSE), iCLEAN, E2TAC's clean energy incubator at CNSE, and the New York Academy of Sciences
INVESTMENT PITCH COMPETITION (July 18 AM)
The Seventh Annual New Energy Symposium will again feature some of the hottest emerging cleantech startups competing for the opportunity to pitch to a panel of regional and national VCs, angels, private equity investors, corporate VCs, investment bankers, and government executives at the Investment Pitch Competition.
The Investment Pitch Competition, which is done in partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is based on the format of NREL’s annual Industry Growth Forum; the nation’s premier cleantech startup pitch event. Now in its fifth year at the New Energy Symposium, the Investment Pitch Competition has showcased 58 early stage companies that have raised over $160 million in venture capital and government funding to develop clean energy technologies, products, and services.
The top three presentations, selected by the investor judges, receive awards and $1,500 cash to cover their travel to the NREL Industry Growth Forum in the fall.
The panel of judges includes: Brian Cohen (Chairman, New York Angels); Rob Day (Partner, Black Coral Capital); Skip Grow (Managing Director, Clean Technology Group, Morgan Stanley); Dylan Steeg (Director & Kauffman Fellow, Intel Capital); and David Wells (Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers)
EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSIONS: July 18 PM & July 19 AM
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION on the July 18th session:
Sergei Mahnovski (Director of Energy Policy for the NYC Mayors office)
TWO EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSIONS:
Alternative Financing Strategies for Cleantech Startups; Raising Capital: Lessons Learned from Cleantech Entrepreneurs
The July 19th session will include a keynote speaker from the energy industry, two presentations, and one expert panel discussion.
Presentations – Clean Energy Patent Trends (Solar Technology Analysis); and Strategies for Cleantech Companies Under the New America Invents Act
Panel – Importance of IP & Strategies for Commercialization for Early Stage Startups
Date: July 18, 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM and July 19
Location: New York Academy of Sciences, 7 WTC, 250 Greenwich Street, 40th Floor