Seventh Annual New Energy Symposium

Seventh Annual New Energy Symposium

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - Thursday, July 19, 2012

The New York Academy of Sciences

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 are proud to host the Seventh Annual New Energy Symposium July 18–19, 2012.

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.

Expert Panel Discussions (July 18 PM & July 19 AM)
The 2012 New Energy Symposium will feature expert panel sessions on the afternoon of July 18th and the morning of July 19th.

The July 18th session will include keynote speakers from the energy industry and two expert panel discussions:

  • Panel — Alternative Financing Strategies for Cleantech Startups
  • Panel — 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:

  • Presentation — Clean Energy Patent Trends (Solar Technology Analysis)
  • Presentation — Strategies for Cleantech Companies Under the New America Invents Act
  • Panel — Importance of IP & Strategies for Commercialization for Early Stage Startups

 

Join us for this event to see entrepreneurs pitch their business plans to investors and hear experts discuss the newest developments in clean technology.

Registration Pricing

 By 7/16/2012After 7/16/2012Onsite
Member — Pitch Competition & Panels (July 18–19)$225$500$500
Nonmember — Pitch Competition & Panels (July 18–19)$395$500$500
Panel Sessions Only (July 18 afternoon – July 19 morning)*$75$75$75

*Registration for the panel sessions (afternoon of July 18th and the morning of July 19th) only.


Presented by

  • E2TAC
  • New Energy New York
  • NYAS

Agenda

* Presentation times are subject to change.


Day 1 — Wednesday, July 18, 2012

8:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

8:30 AM

Opening Remarks

8:45 AM

Company Pitch 1

9:00 AM

Company Pitch 2

9:15 AM

Company Pitch 3

9:30 AM

Company Pitch 4

9:45 AM

Company Pitch 5

10:00 AM

Company Pitch 6

10:15 AM

Company Pitch 7

10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

Company Pitch 8

11:00 AM

Company Pitch 9

11:15 AM

Company Pitch 10

11:30 AM

Company Pitch 11

11:45 AM

Company Pitch 12

12:00 PM

Company Pitch 13

12:15 PM

Company Pitch 14

12:30 PM

Lunch & Judges Deliberate

1:30 PM

Keynote
Sergej Mahnovski, Director of Energy Policy, New York City Office of the Mayor

1:45 PM

Panel — Alternative Financing Strategies for Cleantech Startups
Brian Cohen, Chairman, New York Angels
Dylan Steeg, Director & Kauffman Fellow, Intel Capital
David Wells, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Michael Shimazu, Senior Project Manager, Innovation and Business Development, NYSERDA
Ilan Gur, Senior Advisor for Commercialization, ARPA-E
Moderator: Pradeep Haldar, Vice President, Clean Energy Programs, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering

3:15 PM

Break

3:30 PM

PanelRaising Capital: Lessons Learned from Cleantech Entrepreneurs
Eben Bayer, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Ecovative Design
Philip Gitler, Fleet Financing Consultant, Proterra
Mark McGough, President & Chief Executive Officer, Ioxus
Jim Rice, Chief Executive Officer, Nautilus Solar Energy
Jun Shimada, Founder & Chief Technology Officer, ThinkEco
Moderator: Pradeep Haldar, Vice President, Clean Energy Programs, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering

5:00 PM

Networking Reception & Annoucement of Presentation Winners

7:00 PM

Close of Day One

Day 2 — Thursday, July 19, 2012

8:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

8:30 AM

Presentation — Clean Energy Patent Trends: Solar Technology Analysis
Victor Cardona, Partner, Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.

9:00 AM

Keynote
Michael Hervey, Chief Operating Officer, Long Island Power Authority

9:15 AM

Panel — Strategies for Cleantech Companies Under the New America Invents Act
Janet Gongola, Patent Reform Coordinator, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Eric Lane, Of Counsel, McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP
Nicholas Mesiti, Partner, Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.
Moderator – David Miranda, Partner, Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.

10:45 AM

Break

11:00 AM

Panel — Importance of IP & Strategies for Commercialization for Early Stage Startups
Stephen Filler, Director of Corporate Development, Prism Solar Technologies
Andrew Gathy, Intellectual Property Counsel, UTC Power
James Groelinger, Executive Director, Clean Energy Alliance
George Powch, Chief Executive Officer, Versatilis
Moderator – Richard Adams, Manager, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

12:30 PM

Networking Lunch

1:30 PM

Meeting Concludes

Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Michael Hervey

Chief Operating Officer
Long Island Power Authority

Sergej Mahnovski

Director of Energy Policy
New York City Office of the Mayor

Alternative Financing Strategies for Cleantech Startups

Brian Cohen

Chairman
New York Angels

Ilan Gur

Senior Advisor for Commercialization & Program Director
ARPA-E

Michael Shimazu

Senior Project Manager, Innovation and Business Development
NYSERDA

Dylan Steeg

Director & Kauffman Fellow
Intel Capital

David Wells

Partner
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Pradeep Haldar

Vice President, Clean Energy Programs
College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering

Raising Capital: Lessons Learned from Cleantech Entrepreneurs

Eben Bayer

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Ecovative Design

Philip Gitler

Fleet Financing Consultant
Proterra

Mark McGough

President & Chief Executive Officer
Ioxus

Jim Rice

Chief Executive Officer
Nautilus Solar Energy

Jun Shimada

Founder & Chief Technology Officer
ThinkEco

Pradeep Haldar
Vice President, Clean Energy Programs
College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering

Investment Pitch Competition Investors Panel

George Abraham

Founder
Rhodium Strategies

Richard Adams

Manager, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Mark Austin

Venture Partner
Bright Capital

Irvin Barash

President
Vencon Management

Clayton Besch

Director, Small Business Technology Investment Fund
Empire State Development

Thomas Blum

Partner
G.C. Andersen Partners

Felix Chang

Partner
Avenir Bold

Mark Cirilli

Co-Founder & Managing Director
MissionPoint Capital Partners

Brian Cohen

Chairman
New York Angels

Mark Cox

Founder & CEO
New Energy Fund LP

Rob Day

Partner
Black Coral Capital

Daniel Donovan

Founder & Managing Member
Prospero

Joyce Ferris

Founder & Managing Partner
Blue Hill Partners

Steve Foster

Managing Director
ClearSkyPower &Technology Fund

Edward Greer

Manager, Ventures and Business Development
The Dow Chemical Company

Skip Grow

Managing Director, Clean Technology Group
Morgan Stanely

Ilan Gur

Senior Advisor for Commercialization & Program Director
ARPA-E

John Harrington

Principal
Sheffield Corporation

Gene Kakaulin

Vice President
Hudson Clean Energy Partners

Arrun Kapoor

Managing Director
SJF Ventures

Robert Kilcullen

Director
Lazard

Thomas King

Managing Director
US Renewables Group

Jonathan Koch

Managing Director
US Renewables Group

Jonathan Lillian

Founder
JH Lillian & Co. / JH Lillian Securities Corp.

Jim LoGerfo

Co-Founder & General Partner
Earthrise Capital

J. Peter Lynch

President
Salem Financial

Lili Lynton

Senior Vice President
New York City Investment Fund

John McKenna

Chairman & CEO
Hamilton Clark Securities Company

Walter Nasdeo

Managing Director & Director of Research
Ardour Capital Investments

Matthew Nordan

Vice President
Venrock

Ann Partlow

Founder & Partner
Earthrise Capital

Walter Robb

President
Vantage Management

Zack Schildhorn

Vice President & Director of Operations
Lux Capital

Purnesh Seegopaul

General Partner
Pangaea Ventures

Sandy Selman

Founder & Managing Director
Asia West

Michael Shimazu

Senior Project Manager, Innovation and Business Development
NYSERDA

Dylan Steeg

Director & Kauffman Fellow
Intel Capital

Tucker Twitmyer

Managing Director
EnerTech Capital

David Waserstein

Partner & Director of Investments
12 BF Global Ventures

David Wells

Partner
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Michael Wu

Founding Board Member
Long Island Angel Network

Mark Zhu

Investment Manager
DTE Energy Ventures

Bilal Zuberi

Principal
General Catalyst Partners

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Clean Energy Patent Trends: Solar Technology Analysis

Victor Cardona

Partner, Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.

Strategies for Cleantech Companies Under the New America Invents Act

Janet Gongola

Patent Reform Coordinator, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Eric Lane

Of Counsel, McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP

Nicholas Mesiti

Partner, Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.

Moderator — David Miranda

Partner, Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.

Importance of IP & Strategies for Commercialization

Stephen Filler

Director of Corporate Development, Prism Solar Technologies

James Groelinger

Executive Director, Clean Energy Alliance

George Powch

Chief Executive Officer, Versatilis

Moderator — Pradeep Haldar

Vice President, Clean Energy Programs, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering

Presenting Companies

Active Grid Technology Inc.
Altek Fuel Group Inc.
Bright Power Inc.
Dynamo Micropower Inc.
Energy Innovation Works LLC
ENrG Inc.
Paper Battery Company
ProTerra Lighting Inc.
Re3 USA Ltd.
Rentricity Inc.
ThermoAura Inc.
ThermoLift Inc.
Tour Engine Inc.
Versatilis LLC
Vibronic Energy Technology Corp.

Sponsors

Presented by

  • E2TAC
  • New Energy New York
  • NYAS

Travel & Lodging

Our Location

The New York Academy of Sciences

7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street, 40th floor
New York, NY 10007-2157
212.298.8600

Directions to the Academy

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