Meet with MDV
March 11, 2010
8:30-9:00am: Registration & Networking
9:00-10:00am: Presentation and Q&A
The Meet with Series is a partnering and coaching series for entrepreneurs. The goal of the program is to facilitate meetings between cleantech entrepreneurs and investors, customers and potential partners. The EBC Meet with Series has featured Physic Ventures, PG&E, Alloy Ventures, Khosla Ventures and now Mohr Davidow Ventures!
CONFIRMED SPEAKERS Include
Will Coleman Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV)
Will Coleman brings a background in energy-related technology, development, and policy to the MDV team. He focuses on cleantech investments. In addition to investing, Will supports MDV portfolio companies.
Prior to MDV, Will worked in Washington, DC as an advisor to private equity and project finance clients focusing on the energy sector. Will also worked as a legislative director building state and federal level coalitions to support renewable energy legislation. In 2004, Will was invited to sit on the California Energy Commission's Biofuels Working Groups to formulate strategies for reducing California's dependence on petroleum. Will has also worked for GE Wind in the commercial operations group, Xseed Capital, and on a variety of renewable energy projects in China, West Africa, and India.
Will is on the Venture Fund Advisory Board for the ASE, which operates the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and is on the advisory committee for the California Energy Commission's Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, an $840m fund to stimulate deployment of low carbon transportation technologies. Will has also served on the advisory committee for the Western Governors' Association.
Will has an MBA and an MS in Energy & Resources from the University of California, Berkeley. While at Berkeley Will founded the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC) and the new Center for Energy & Environmental Innovation (CEEI). Will also earned an AB magna cum laude in Social Studies from Harvard University
When & Where
Environmental Business Cluster
The Environmental Business Cluster (EBC) is a non-profit clean energy and environmental technology commercialization center in San Jose, CA. The Environmental Business Cluster assists emerging clean energy and environmental technology companies in reaching the market. The Environmental Business Cluster provides business assistance programs and aids in the formation of technology partnerships and industry networks. During our 15 years of experience, the Environmental Business Cluster has helped more than 150 businesses commercialize and market their products.