Xconomy Forum: The Rise of Cleantech in the Northwest
Thursday, March 26, 2009 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)
In today's economy, cleantech and renewable energy are rare examples of fast-growing areas of investment and entrepreneurial activity--but the Northwest is behind the curve in these emerging arenas compared to Silicon Valley, New England, and some other parts of the country. The Northwest, however, is developing nearly unrivaled expertise in one of the most exciting areas of energy innovation today--the intersection of cleantech and information technology. And whether it's energy efficiency, green buildings, or smart-grid infrastructure, the tools and technologies coming out of this sector will go a long way toward determining our region's growth and competitiveness for years to come.
What exactly are the most promising areas of commercialization in cleantech and computing, and how big are the opportunities? Are other areas of the energy economy also poised for growth that the region can take advantage of? What kinds of companies are venture capitalists and other investors looking to fund? And what should business and policy leaders in the Northwest do to allocate resources, maximize competitive advantages, and accelerate economic growth?
Come hear from some of the world's leading authorities on these questions at an evening forum hosted by Xconomy Seattle. The panel discussion and networking event will bring leaders in energy, technology, finance, and policy together with C-level executives, venture capitalists, angel investors, entrepreneurs, and other leaders in the innovation community.
Michael Butler (moderator), Chairman and CEO, Cascadia Capital
Jesse Berst, Managing Director, Global Smart Energy
Jeremy Jaech, CEO, Verdiem
Mark Aggar, Director of Environmental Technology Strategy, Microsoft
Linden Rhoads, Vice Provost, UW TechTransfer
Meet top executives from emerging cleantech startups, who will provide two-minute introductions to their companies.
Kirt Montague, CEO, Prometheus Energy
Chris Wheaton, COO, EnerG2
David Grieger, CEO, Vu1
Registration: 6:00 – 6:30 pm
Program: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Networking reception: 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Tickets at the door – $150.00
Tickets are transferable but not refundable.
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