Photovoltaics: How to Identify Investors and Funding Sources


From: February 24, 2011 3:00 PM

To: February 24, 2011 5:30 PM

Publication date:

Thursday, February 24, 2011
TIME: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Photovoltaics: How to Identify Investors and Funding Sources The second in a six part series of the ENTREPRENEURIALBOOTCAMP

Photovoltaics Developing technologies that take advantage of the clean abundant energy of the sun is important to reducing greenhouse gasses and helps stimulate the economy. Photovoltaic cells convert sunlight directly into electricity and are made of semiconductors such as crystalline silicon or various thin-film materials. Photovoltaics can provide tiny amounts of power for watches, large amounts for the electric grid, and everything in between.  Listen in as our panel of experts explain what's up and coming in this industry, and what venture capitalists and other investors are looking for in 2011.

Agenda 3:00 - 4:30 pm: Panel Discussion 4:30 - 5:30 pm: Cocktail Reception DetailsDate: Thursday, February 24, 2011Time: 3:00 - 5:30 pmLocation: NanoFab South Auditorium and Rotunda | The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering | 255 Fuller Rd. Albany, NY 12203RSVP: To RSVP for this or any of the ENTREPRENEURIALBOOTCAMP series, please contact Nicholas Querques at [email protected] Cost: There is no cost to attend this eventDirections: Click here for directions to the College.  Please note that for larger events such as this, you do not need to sign in with security and can proceed directly to the event site after parking. 

The Panel E2TAC has assembled a first-class panel focusing on the opportunities for established and emerging photovoltaic organizations in New York State.  Invited panelists include representatives from the following organizations:

  • The New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA)
  • Energy Materials Corporation
  • Greentech Media Research
  • US Department of Energy
  • Magnolia Solar, Inc.
  • and more!

Moderator: Pradeep Haldar , E2TAC

About the ENTREPRENEURIALBOOTCAMPDeveloped by the Incubators for Collaborating & Leveraging Energy And Nanotechnology (iCLEAN), the ENTREPRENEURIALBOOTCAMP is a six part series designed to provide insight and education on some of the hottest topics in the energy arena:

  • Energy Storage: Develop Competitive Strategies and Target Markets - February 3, 2011
  • Photovoltaics: How to Identify Investors and Funding Sources - February 24, 2011
  • Energy Efficiency: Build Successful Teams and Strategic Partnerships - March 10, 2011
  • Cleantech Start-Ups: Lessons Learned from Clean Energy CEOs - March 31, 2011
  • Understanding Legal Issues (IP, Governance) and Policy for Cleantech Businesses - April 14, 2011
  • Cyber Security for Smart Grids: Build a Successful Business Plan and Model - April 21, 2011

Each forum will feature expert speakers and panelists within the field.  Though the events do have a stronger emphasis on small and start-up companies, they are designed to benefit anyone with an interest in the topic, not simply entrepreneurs.  Typical participants include representatives from industry, academia, and government.  Panels are designed for maximum audience interaction.  

This program is supported by the National Science Foundation's Partnerships for Innovation program: CLEAN; iCLEAN , a NYSERDA-funded clean energy incubator serving the Tech Valley region; E2TAC at the College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering (CNSE); New Energy New York ; and the Clean Energy Alliance .   

Location: NanoFab South Auditorium and Rotunda | The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering | 255 Fuller Rd. Albany, NY 12203

Contact Information: Name: Nicholas Querques Email: [email protected] Website:

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