Clean Web Breakfast Series Program Vision:
Energy InfotechNYC is introducing a Clean Web Breakfast Series: Energy Infotech Opportunities and Challenges. The series will link investors with entrepreneurs and with pilot customers in a highly inter-active format, to tackle and probe critical issues, challenges and opportunities in the cleantech/infotech space. Each breakfast will offer provoking and expert content, as well as networking opportunities.
Series Topics (topics may be shifted among dates, depending on panelists’ availability):
- Wednesday, October 5th, 2011–Early Stage Investing in Energy Infotech Firms: A panel of venture and angel investors explore expectations, identifying portfolio companies, key elements of a successful raise, key elements of a successful investor/entrepreneur partnership.
- Monday, March 5, 2012–Sustainable Energy Breakfast Forum With US and Japanese Policymakers: A very important breakfast meeting to discuss our clean energy future with policy makers, energy professionals, government officials and our special guest: Dr. Tetsunari Iida, Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies in Japan, one of the leading advocates for sustainable energy in the world.
- Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 – Building Owners’ and Managers’ Use of Energy Infotech: What is the perspective of real estate professionals of Energy Infotech, the impact on their businesses; what is working well, and what is missing?
- Wednesday, Date TBD – University/Academic Cooperation with Energy Infotech Market Participants: Regional Universities are actively engaging with entrepreneurs, investors, government, and prospective pilot customers to spark and mature great business ventures. A panel representing University leadership, the public sector, and the entrepreneurial community will explore funding and resources available through engagement with academic centers in the New York Metropolitan Region.
- Wednesday, Date TBD – Raising Capital: A panel of entrepreneurs who have raised eight figures or more of equity, debt, grant and asset-backed dollars, will explore the process of financing the business or the venture, from early to late stage, through to exit.
Future panels include:
- Security Concerns in the Age of Energy Infotech
- Infotech & Business Operating Objectives
- Late Stage Investing in Clean Energy Infotech Firms
Cost – $20/person
- 8:00 – Doors Open
- 8:30-9:30 – Panel
- 9:30 – Close and networking