Entrepreneurial Session 6: How to Become a Clean Tech Entrepreneur
Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)
Is sustainability your thing? Do you want to be an entrepreneur with a socially-aware business in sustainability? Well, look no further! Join our team and clean technology expert, Marty Silber, CPA/MBA, for a discussion on sustainable technology and entrepreneurship. In addition, George E. Ashton III, Co-founder, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Sol Systems, LLC, a leading SREC and Solar Financing Solutions company, will be sharing his entrepreneurial experiences in building Sol Systems.
Mr. Silber will introduce you to key trends and drivers in the clean technology industry and will show you how you can navigate it with ease. He will also discuss ways to create sustainability businesses and business plans, and will introduce you to a brand new prize the 2013 GW Business Plan Competition is offering for sustainability business ideas.
This session will also offer ample amount of time for networking with friends, experts, and like-minded entrepreneurs. FREE FOOD and REFRESHMENTS will be provided!
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About Marty Silber:
Marty Silber currently works as a management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton in their Energy Finance Practice where he is advising the US Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF). The EITF is responsible for strengthening Army energy security and sustainability by developing a comprehensive capability and planning and executing a cost-effective portfolio of large-scale renewable energy projects by leveraging private sector financing.
Marty is a CPA and MBA and has served as an advisor and participated on the management team of multiple leading developers of Renewable Energy projects, providing expertise on evaluating market opportunities, financial modeling, business plans, renewable energy legislation, project finance, raising capital, strategic development and implementation.
Prior to Booz Allen, he worked as a manager of a renewable energy accounting/consulting firm, Reznick Group, providing advice to over 20 investors manufacturers and project developers, in the biomass, wind, geothermal, and solar sector. Marty's expertise has also helped him to develop financing models and strategies for renewable energy projects in developing countries. He is the co-author of an accounting manual for renewable energy transactions, serving as a guide to developers in the renewable energy sector. He has also submitted proposals for solar projects totaling over 240 MW's as bids for RFP's.
During 2007 and 2008, Marty served on the board of directors of Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia Solar Energy Industry Association (MDV SEIA) as the representative of the Washington, DC region, and was a leader in the efforts to pass the Clean and Affordable Energy Act of 2008 for the District of Columbia. Marty earned his MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and Environmental Management from The George Washington University and Masters Degree in Accounting from University of Southern California.
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GW Office of Entrepreneurship
The GW Office of Entrepreneurship is committed to promoting excellence in multidisciplinary entrepreneurship, innovation, and regional engagement in new venture creation at the George Washington University. Founded in 2010, the office has worked closely with thousands of aspiring student, faculty, and alumni entrepreneurs, and now serves as a focal point to foster, promote, and perpetuate quality academic research, education, and outreach programs. It leverages the unique strengths of the George Washington University's schools in the nation’s capital to serve society at large through the knowledge and practice of entrepreneurship.
Find us at www.gwu.edu/entrepreneurship.