iCLEAN Annual Meeting and Exceeding Expectations: Cleantech Entrepreneur Roundtable


From: November 16, 2012 3:00 PM

To: November 16, 2012 7:30 PM

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iCLEAN and the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) will host the iCLEAN Annual Meeting and Exceeding Expectations: Cleantech Entrepreneur Roundtable at CNSE in Albany, NY on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 3 pm.

The Exceeding Expectations: Cleantech Entrepreneur Roundtable is a collaboration of CNSE’s nationally recognized NANOvember program, an annual month-long celebration showcasing the exciting world of nanotechnology and the global leadership of CNSE and NYS in the field, and iCLEAN’s EXCEED program. This interactive Cleantech Entrepreneur Roundtable will feature a mix of investors and successful entrepreneurs speaking about the opportunities and challenges within New York's cleantech sector. The discussion will also focus on how national and state energy policies affect cleantech financing and investment opportunities. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Moderator: Pradeep Haldar, Vice President for Clean Energy Programs, CNSE; Director, CNSE Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center; Executive Director, iCLEAN
  • Mark Austin, Venture Partner, Bright Capital; Managing Director, Chandler Reed; Entrepreneur-In Residence, NYSERDA
  • Rob Day, Partner, Black Coral Capital
  • Yash Puri, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Magnolia Solar
  • Robert Schwartz, Managing Director, Schwartz Heslin Group
  • Michael Shimazu, Senior Project Manager, Innovation and Business Development, NYSERDA
  • Jeffrey Seul, Partner, Holland & Knight; Angel Investor

More information about the iCLEAN Annual Meeting and Cleantech Entrepreneur Roundtable is available here. The event agenda is available here.

The iCLEAN Annual Meeting and Cleantech Entrepreneur Roundtable are open to the general public and will be followed by a networking reception for all attendees. Please RSVP with Ashley Lee at [email protected] by Monday, November 12 to attend the event.


EXCEED is a far-reaching, collaborative statewide effort that combines two of CNSE and iCLEAN's premier programs, the New York Business Plan Competition and New Energy Symposium, to create a launch pad for all types of entrepreneurs interested in commercializing clean energy technologies in New York State. EXCEED has been strategically developed to take advantage of the development pipeline that CNSE and iCLEAN have created and grown to assist budding and seasoned clean energy entrepreneurs.
Ashley Lee
Email: [email protected]
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