Watch history in the making as leading cleantech startups from around the region showcase their companies and are presented with awards. Pitching companies will feature the winners of this year’s Cleantech Open business competition and top startups from the NEXUS-NY and PowerBridgeNY programs. Enjoy insightful keynotes and a landmark night of networking with the Northeast’s cleantech business community, including entrepreneurs, executives, and investors.
5:30-7:00pm - Showcase and Networking
7:00-9:00pm - Awards Show with selected startup pitches
9:00-10:00pm - Open Networking
Peter Rothstein, President of NECEC
John B. Rhodes, President and CEO of New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
Featuring Keynote Speaker Drew FitzGerald, Co-Founder of JUST and Founder of Facet Creative
Speaking about: Celebrity giving and philanthropic cleantech investments
Drew founded the creative group Facet in 1996. The group develops strategic visual business concepts. Facet works across several segments for clients: General Motors, Coca-Cola, MIT, Universal Music Group, Live Nation, Roc Nation, HBO, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Calvin Harris, Enrique Iglesias, Marc Anthony, Pharrell Williams, Lionel Richie, Queen Latifah & John Fogerty. Drew has an ongoing strategic partnership with Overbrook Entertainment (Sony) and The Smith Family. He acts as Creative Director and strategic advisor for the Smith’s across the family properties. Prior to that he served at the Creative Director of Urban Music and Soundtracks at MCA Records, a division of The Universal Music Group. Drew acts as a Creative Advisor for the MIT innovation Initiative and the MIT School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Prime Coalition - a Cambridge-based consortium which is revising 501c3 tax policy to steer non-profit funding to early-stage, for-profit, clean tech companies, change:WATER Labs, a Cambridge-based accelerator to develop transformative water technologies in developing countries, and The Redford Center. Drew is a co-founder, of JUST - a socio-environmental consumer goods brand that aims to invigorate U.S. cities and towns to manufacture consumer goods with lower embedded energy and higher social impact.
Cleantech Open Semifinalists, Showcasing companies, Volunteers, Mentors, Judges, PowerbridgeNY affiliates, NEXUS-NY affiliates, NYC ACRE affiliates, and NECEC Members or SPN Members get in free!
The NYC Cleantech Summit is part of NECEC’s Northeast Cleantech & Energy Innovation Tour, a two-week series of events in NYC and Boston designed to bring together the Northeast’s leading cleantech business community. The Tour culminates with NECEC’s 8th Annual Green Tie Gala on October 29th in Cambridge, MA.
About NECEC (Northeast Clean Energy Council and NECEC Institute)
NECEC is a regional non-profit clean energy business, policy and innovation organization whose mission is to accelerate the region’s clean energy economy to global leadership by building an active community of stakeholders and a world-class cluster of companies.
NECEC works with clean energy businesses and entrepreneurs, policymakers and other stakeholders in the clean energy sector in New England and the Northeast through programs and initiatives that advance clean energy markets and help clean energy businesses access the resources they need to grow.
NECEC includes Northeast Clean Energy Council, a 501(c)(6) trade member organization, and NECEC Institute, a 501(c)(3). New England Clean Energy Council is the lead voice for hundreds of clean energy companies across New England, influencing the energy policy agenda and growing the clean energy economy. NECEC Institute leads programs that support Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Industry Research & Development.
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