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Western Region Awards and Innovation Showcase

October 10, 2013, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM PDT

The 2013 Cleantech Open Western Region Awards and Innovation Showcase will take place on October 10, from 8am to 4pm. This invitation-only event is the culmination of the western region accelerator program. Hear from industry luminaries on the latest in cleantech, see the eight category finalists pitch and join us as we announce the Final Four who will each win $20,000 in cash and services and will go on to compete at the Global Forum event for the $200,000 grand prize package.

Location

Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley - Grand Ballroom

46100 Landing Parkway

Fremont, California 94538

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Program

8:00 – 10:30am: Registration & “Meet the Future of Cleantech” in the Innovation Expo

 

10:30 – 11:20am: Welcome Address & Morning Keynote

The Awards & Showcase day will kick off with a welcome from Fremont Mayor Bill Harrison followed by an opening keynote from Nancy Pfund, Managing Director of DBL Investors, early stage investors in fascinating companies including Tesla, Brightsource, Solar City and Cleantech Open alumni FloDesign. In her talk, Nancy will highlight how DBL Investors has been successful with a focus on cleantech investing, her firm’s outlook for the future of the sectors and her thoughts on how we need to collaborate to drive leadership and innovation.

                       

11:20 – 12:00pm: Policy Panel:

Dan Wit, head of Government Affairs for Tesla Motors will engage members of local, state and federal government groups to discuss how we foster innovation and our shift to more renewable and sustainable practices. Has an intelligent application of resources, policies, incentives and taxes helped spur innovation, boost economies, create jobs and clean up our act? How will the recent change of the guard in certain agencies impact our future?

 

12:00 – 1:00: Plate Lunch

 

1:00 – 1:30: Category Awards and Pitch Sessions

Key members from our judging panels will announce the results of the previous day’s judging in the first four of eight cleantech categories. Then take a front row seat as those four Cleantech Open Accelerator finalist companies present their innovative cleantech solutions to the live audience.

 

1:30 – 2:10: Cleantech Investment 2.0 – A Changing Landscape

3 key industry investors representing the angel, VC and corporate venture communities will discuss the state of cleantech investing, new SEC regulations and how they’ll change the early stage investing arena. These experts will dive into the details of investing in cleantech business today, what’s hot, how to overcome opposition and look into the future. Will they agree? 

 

2:10 – 2:45: Category Awards and Pitch Sessions

Key members from our judging panels will announce the results of the previous day’s judging in the next four of eight cleantech categories. Then take a front row seat as those four Cleantech Open Accelerator finalist companies present their innovative cleantech solutions to the live audience.

 

2:45 – 3:00: Audience Choice Vote & Afternoon Coffee Break

 

3:00 – 3:20: Afternoon Keynote – Tom Steyer

 

3:20 – 3:40: Awards

Members from the Cleantech Open will reveal volunteer of the year, mentor of the year, our sustainability winner and the audience choice winner.

 

3:40 – 4:00: Champions Revealed – Jim Davis

Jim Davis, head of Chevron Energy Solutions will discuss Chevron’s role in deploying renewable energy and fostering innovation in clean energy. He will then receive the envelopes and announce the Western Region Final Four winners who will each receive $20,000 in cash and services and go on to compete at the Global Forum in November for the $200,000 grand prize package.

Presenters

Fremont Mayor Bill Harrison

Nancy Pfund, DBL Investors

Dan Wit, Tesla

Benny Buller, Khosla Ventures

Tom Steyer, Investor, Philanthropist and Activist

Jim Davis, Chevron Energy Solutions

and more…

Who Should Attend

Space is limitied. This is an invitation-only event.

Sponsors

The Western Region Awards & Innovation Showcase is a Cleantech Open event

Sponsored by Chevron and The City of Fremont and produced by SportsMark

Registration Fees

Type Regular Door
Invited Guest Free Free
 All prices in U.S. dollars. Sorry, no refunds available.
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