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Innovators Southern California Symposium
Expanding the Clean Technology Community in Southern California

July 31, 2007, 6:00 PM to 6:00 PM PDT

Southern California is driving the Clean Tech sector forward. Who are the key players in the entrepreneurial environment? What are the technologies from Southern California companies that are leading the way? How is the venture and investment community responding? Join us and our category sponsors Lexus, Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas and Electric, and ENVIRON for a Networking session and a panel discussion of experts and entrepreneurs from an array of industry sectors and disciplines, such as transportation, utilities, technology transfer and regional economic development. The focus will be on expanding the Clean Technology community in Southern California.

All California Clean Tech Open entrants and potential entrants are encouraged to attend, and all attendees are welcome to join the networking session after the panel discussion. California Clean Tech Open entrants may present posters of their business ideas and get feedback from the group. Refreshments will be served.


Gary Polakovic, Moderator, Polakovic & Partners
Stu Hemphill, SCE - Director of Renewable and Alternative Power Department
Bill Reinert, Lexus - National Manager of Advanced Fuel Technologies
Joe Hower, ENVIRON - Managing Principal of Southern CA Business Unit; Air Quality Practice leader
Jason Pyle, Sapphire Energy, CEO
Ryan Callan, Callan Capital
John Robison, NGEN Partners
Jim Corlett, SDGE - Senior Technology Development Advisor


     Lexus Headquarters
     Torrance, CA 94043

Additional Details

  • Anyone interested in building the clean tech industry in Southern California
  • Industry professionals seeking the newest ideas in clean tech
  • Entrants in the California Clean Tech Open to refine their business ideas
  • Entrepreneurs interested in applying their skills at new ventures
  • Angel investors and VCs looking at early stage startups
  • Researchers and engineers interested in clean technology


This event is sponsored by Lexus, San Diego Gas & Electric (Sempra), Southern California Edison, and ENVIRON.

Registration Fees

This event is free.