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Clean Energy Entrepreneurs' Forum: State of the Clean Green Industry
Date: January 30, 2009
Time: 8:30am - 3:00pm

Sun Microsystems
4030 George Sellon Circle
Santa Clara

Sponsor: SD Forum
Event details:

This second-annual event will feature policy-makers, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and investors, updating the larger Silicon Valley community on the opportunities and challenges in the clean green space. The event will commence at 8:30 with registration and networking, and begin promptly at 9:00 with Welcomes and Thank Yous.

Opening remarks will be presented at 9:15 by City of San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and will feature comments on ‘How Policymakers Are Supporting Clean Green Entrepreneurship'.

At 10:00, following the opening remarks, we will present a Financing Panel entitled ‘Where's the Green in Clean?' The discussion will feature a wide range of investors in clean energy organizations, from angels to VCs to investment bankers.
•Facilitator Quentin Falconer, Silicon Valley Bank
•Kjerstin Barley, Sr VP, Industry Leader, Technology & Electronics, GE Commercial Finance
•Steve Eichenlaub, Managing Director, Hardware, Intel Capital
•Nancy Pfund, Managing Director, DBL Investors and Board Member, CalCEF
•Laurie Yoler, Managing Director, GrowthPoint Technology Partners LLC

Following the financing panel, there will be a morning break, from 11:00 -- 11:15 a.m.

Promptly at 11:15, we will feature a corporate panel, on ‘Doing Well While Doing Good'. Our panelists will cover not only what their organization is doing internally to minimize their carbon footprint, but also how its products and services are better serving their customers and how they are partnering with clean green entrepreneurs to stimulate innovation of clean green solutions. The panel will feature:
•Facilitator Deborah Gage, SF Chronicle
•Subodh Bapat, Sun Microsystems
•Annette Finsterbusch, Director & Kauffman Fellow, Applied Ventures, LLC
•Peter Graf, SAP
•Rich Lechner, VP, IBM
•John Skinner, Director of Marketing, Eco-Technology, Intel Corporation

At 12:15, lunch and networking

At 1:15, we will re-convene for our third and final panel featuring entrepreneurs profiling ‘Clean Green Success Stories':
•Facilitator Dan Lankford, Partner, WavePoint Ventures
•Tom Balkum, Balkrete Inc.
•Donnie Foster, Power Assure
•Matt Golden, President, Sustainable Spaces
•Jason Wolf, Business Development, North America, A Better Place

Closing remarks will be held at 2:15 and further networking is encouraged from 2:30-3:00 p.m.

Additional information and/or registration:

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On-site registration will be $100.

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