NREL Growth Forum to feature 30 clean energy companies.October 22, 2012 -
On October 23-24, 30 clean energy companies, including 8 Colorado companies, will gather in Denver to present their clean energy business cases to panel of national venture capitalists at NREL 25th Industry Growth Forum. In addition to business case presentations, comprehensive agenda of speakers and in-depth panels will address most important topics in the industry today. At conclusion of Forum, NREL will present recognition for Best Venture Award and Outstanding Venture Awards.
NREL Growth Forum Features 30 Clean Energy Companies
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Press release date: October 16, 2012
Fledgling Companies to Present Business Cases to Venture Capitalists
Thirty clean energy companies, including eight Colorado companies, will gather in Denver Oct. 23-24 to present their clean energy business cases to a panel of national venture capitalists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory 25th Industry Growth Forum.
In addition to the business case presentations, a comprehensive agenda of speakers, in-depth panels and networking opportunities will address the most important topics in the industry today for the approximately 400 participants at this year's Forum. At the conclusion of the Forum, NREL will present recognition for the Best Venture Award and Outstanding Venture Awards. Award winners will receive in-kind commercialization support to help increase their chances of becoming commercially successful.
WHAT: 25th NREL Industry Growth Forum
WHO: U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory
WHEN: Tues. Oct. 23 – Thurs. Oct. 24
WHERE: Grand Hyatt Denver Hotel, 1750 Welton St., Denver, CO 80202
HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING PRESENTATIONS:
Tues., Oct. 23
12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Opening Luncheon and Keynote Speaker Keynote Address from Katie Fehrenbacher, Senior Writer and Features Editor, GigaOM
Wed., Oct. 24
8:00 to 9:15 a.m. Panel Discussion –The Spectrum of Investors: Angels to Corporations; Who to Pitch and What to Say Panel Discussion featuring Joel Klatzkin (Goodwin Procter), Michael Bishop (Black Coral Capital), Robert Fenwick-Smith (Aravaipa Ventures), Nat Goldhaber (Claremont Creek Ventures), Anand Kamannavar (Applied Ventures) and John McKenna (Hamilton Clark Securities)
Wed., Oct. 24
12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. Luncheon Panel Discussion – Consumer Value Propositions Above and Beyond Energy Savings: Surviving in a Post-Subsidy World Panel Discussion featuring Scott Sarazen (Ernst Young), David Gold (Access Venture Partners), Erik Milz (TerraLux), Pulakesh Mukherjee (BASF Venture Capital America) and Tom Schuler (Solidia Technologies)
Wed., Oct. 24
5:15 to 7:00 p.m. Awards Reception NREL's presentation of Industry Growth Forum awards
• Best Venture Award
• Outstanding Venture Award (2 presented)
Conference registration is required to attend the 25th NREL Industry Growth Forum. Complete registration details and the full agenda are available at: www.industrygrowthforum.org. Media wishing to attend should contact NREL Public Affairs at (303) 275-4090 or email email@example.com.
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