MAKING GREEN FROM GREEN Emerging Technologies and Venture Capital
Learn key insights into the process of technology development and funding, from a nascent idea to the next hot green gadget.
The Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York
invites you to
MAKING GREEN FROM GREEN
Emerging Technologies and Venture Capital
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
5:30 to 8:00 pm
5:30 to 6:00 Registration
6:00 to 7:30 Program
7:30 to 8:00 Reception
Rose Auditorium, Cooper Union
41 Cooper Square
3rd Avenue between 6 and 7th Streets
Learn key insights into the process of technology development and funding, from a nascent idea to the next hot green gadget. The panel will discuss various stages in the process from the academic grant office to the pursuit of venture capital. Hear about their experiences, their motivations, and most importantly, what they think are the key components to success in emerging green technology.
Micah Kotch currently serves as Director of Operations for the NYC ACRE initiative at the Polytechnic
Institute of NYU. The New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Renewable Economy (NYC ACRE) helps
clean technology and renewable energy companies in New York City find capital and strategic partners.
Jim Aloise is currently Senior Technology Licensing Officer at Columbia University. He manages the
protection and licensing of several areas including clean and sustainable technologies. Jim previously
led efforts in both technology and trademark licensing at GE.
Russell Tencer joined Wind Products, Inc. as Chief Executive Officer in early 2009. Previously, he
served as Managing Partner of Tencer & Solomon, a strategic advisory firm that specialized in growth
stage consulting for clean-tech companies.
Oliver Guinness runs Clearpoint Ventures, a NYC-based cleantech fund. Previously, he advised
companies on cleantech/energy policies, strategies, and risks; developed a USAID/World Bank-funded
telecom venture; helped grow a Silicon Valley startup; and worked at Merrill Lynch.
Aaron Ayer, PE, LEED AP, is Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Hycrete.
Aaron has close to 20 years of managerial experience, with a focus on venture-backed high-growth and
technology firms. Aaron is responsible for driving market acceptance of innovations at Hycrete, his
fourth entrepreneurial venture.
$25 CBSAC/NY members; $35 non-members
includes presentation, panel, and networking reception with wine and cheese
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Certificate Program on Sustainable Business. This is seventh of an eight-part event series and Certificate
Program Making Green from Green covering trends in sustainable business. The final presentation,
to be held in mid-June, is Green Design.
Presented by the Sustainable Business Committee of Columbia
Business School Alumni Club of New York.
Special thanks thanks to media sponsors Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
and SobelMedia. Thanks also to Wind Products for providing fthe wind energy image.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC