The 3rd Annual energy Tech Investor Conference
|Event Date/Time: Jul 18, 2006||End Date/Time: Jul 19, 2006|
Find out why venture capitalists, strategic and corporate investors are now paying closer attention to energy technology companies!
Clean technology is not only changing our world, but also the venture investment landscape as we know it and could be the largest economic opportunity of the 21st century. The demand for efficient, clean and reliable energy in its many forms is responsible for creating opportunities across a variety of global economic sectors.
Did you know?
Venture capital investments in clean technologies last year reached an all-time high of $1.6 billion in North America, a 43 percent increase over the previous year, according to a report released by Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) and Cleantech Venture Network.
In the fourth quarter or 2005 alone, green technologies or “cleantech”, made up 10% of all North American venture capital investment, totaling $502 million – an 18% increase from the previous quarter.
By 2009, the Cleantech Venture Network estimates that clean technology companies will need about $3.4 billion in capital investment.
Notable investors Bill Gates, Steve Case, Paul Allen, John Doer, and some of the world’s largest companies, including General Electric, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Chase, BP and Shell Oil, CalPERS.
Now in its 3rd year, this premier event will bring together an illustrious faculty of leading corporate and strategic buyers from the energy technology community to share their perspective on investment opportunities, challenges and critical issues facing the industry today!
Program highlights include:
Clean Technology – What does all the hype mean to the sector?
Energy Efficiency: Balancing environment and business requirements
Investing in Cleantech Fund: The LP’s perspective
Cleantech, Nano-materials & Biotech convergence
Energy Tech in the Labs: Getting breakthrough technologies out
Fossil and Nuclear Based Fuels – Are there investment opportunities for ventures investors that aren’t considered green?
Public markets and IPOs - Exits in Renewable and Alternative energy space
Green trading – Where is it today, what is the reality and where is it going?
Moving Biofuels forward - Opportunities, research, funding
Fuel cells – Finding the early markets