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Getting the Green for Your Green Technology
Financing Your GreenTech Venture

Exhibition Notice

Check out the great exhibits that will be featured at Saturday's event:

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Saturday, May 8, 2010
at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California
Registration and Continental Breakfast:
8:00 a.m. Baxter Lecture Hall
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Baxter Lecture Hall
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Baxter Lecture Hall

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Online registration has closed, but registration is still available at the door for $50 or $10 for students.

•   Bloom Energy: $400 Million
•   Tesla Motors: $705 Million (Private equity and DoE)
•   A123 Systems: $640 Million (IPO + DoE grant)
•   SolarCity: $60 Million (in tax equity)

These are just a few of the GreenTech companies that have raised significant growth capital recently. Is Green Tech the next wave of entrepreneurship that will be a potent engine of economic growth this decade?

The need for innovation to decrease our reliance on non-renewable energy sources, to slow the pace of climate change and to manage our increasingly scarce sources of clean water has created new sources of financing opportunities for GreenTech ventures. GreenTech entrepreneurs not only follow the traditional route for raising capital—friends and family, angel investors, venture capital—but also they are able to tap into alternate financing sources, such as government grants, community foundations, corporate foundations, Tax credits and foreign entrepreneur immigration incentives. Who is investing in GreenTech and what makes a GreenTech venture financeable? How does an entrepreneur tap into these new sources of capital? Will these capital intensive projects provide investors a return on their investments?

Join us for a program focusing on the financing opportunities and sources in the green technology sector. In addition to our keynote speaker and panel of GreenTech experts who will be sharing their experiences on raising capital for their GreenTech ventures, for the first time, we will exhibit some emerging green technologies before and after the program allowing attendees to see and experience game-changing innovations that will impact the way we live.

You will also get a chance to send in your questions for the accomplished panel online at:

$100 Million Available for Innovative Research Projects:

ARPA-E’s 3rd funding opportunity will focus on grid-scale energy storage, electrical power technology, and building energy efficiency.

For more information, read their press release at

Keynote Speaker

Sven Strohband (Click to see bio)
Mohr Davidow Ventures

Speakers and Panelists

Calum Chisholm (Click to see bio)
SAFCell, Inc.

Rachid Yazami (Click to see bio)
Visiting Associate in Chemistry
Engineering and Applied Science
California Institute of Technology

Co-founder of CFX Battery (now known as Contour Energy Systems)

Steve J. Spinner (Click to see bio)
Loan Programs Advisor, Recovery Act Team
Chief Strategic Operations Officer, Loan Programs
U.S. Department of Energy

Robyn A. Zander (Click to see bio)
Manager, Regulatory Contracts & Solicitations
TRIO Program (Technology Resource Incubator Outreach Program)
Southern California Edison

PwC MoneyTree™ Report

Randy Churchill
Director of Business Development

Mr. Churchill will be presenting the latest data for investments in green technologies in Southern California from The PwC MoneyTree™ Report (


Milena Marinova (Click to see bio)
Senior Director, Strategy and Business Development


Nikhil R. Jain (Click to see bio)
Managing Partner
Artilient Labs

Kevin D. DeBré (Click to see bio)
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

Stephanie Yanchinski (Click to see bio)
Founder and Partner
SCY & Associates+

Rogelio F. Nochebuena (Click to see bio)
Nochebuena R&D Consulting


Saturday morning, May 8, 2010


Registration and Continental Breakfast:
8:00 a.m. at Baxter Hall, Caltech
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Baxter Lecture Hall
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at Baxter Hall, Caltech


Online registration has closed, but registration is still available at the door for $50 or $10 for students.


Event Sponsor

JETRO Los Angeles

Exhibit Sponsor

RAD Ventures

RAD Ventures' GreenCampusLA:

Founding Sponsors

Caltech Industrial Relations Center
Caltech Alumni Association
MIT Alumni Association

Operating Sponsor

Caltech Office of Technology Transfer

Video Production Courtesy of:

V-cube Inc.

The Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum is administered in conjunction with the
Caltech Office of Technology Transfer

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