NREL Growth Forum Features 30 Clean Energy Companies

Thirty clean energy companies, including five Colorado companies, will gather in Denver Nov. 8-10 to present their clean energy business cases to a panel of national venture capitalists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory 24th Industry Growth Forum.

Thirty clean energy companies, including five Colorado companies, will gather in Denver Nov. 8-10 to present their clean energy business cases to a panel of national venture capitalists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory 24th Industry Growth Forum. 

In addition to the business case presentations, a comprehensive agenda of speakers, in-depth panels and networking opportunities will address the most important topics in the industry today for the more than 500 participants at this year’s Forum.   Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati will present a total of $20,000 for the Best Venture Award and Outstanding Venture Awards.

 
WHAT:           24th NREL Industry Growth Forum   
WHO:             U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory
WHEN:           Tues. Nov. 8 – Thurs. Nov. 10                      
WHERE:         Grand Hyatt Denver Hotel, 1750 Welton St., Denver, CO 80202
 
 
 
HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING PRESENTATIONS:
 

Tues., Nov. 8
12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
Opening Luncheon and Keynote Speaker
Keynote Address from Michael Eckhart, Managing Director and Head of Environmental Markets and Sustainability, Citigroup
Wed., Nov. 9
8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Panel Discussion – First Commercial Clean Energy Projects
Panel Discussion featuring Frank Amoroso (Silicon Valley Bank), James Gardiner (TexasSun Development), Rick LeBlanc (SkyFuel) and Nik Patel (Cooley)
Wed., Nov. 9
12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon Panel Discussion – Clean Energy Policy in 2012
Panel Discussion featuring Doug Arent (NREL, Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis), Michael Bernier (Ernst and Young), Dan Reicher (Stanford University and former DOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy) and Bill Ritter (Center for the New Energy Economy and former Colorado Governor)
Wed., Nov. 9
5:15 to 7: 15 p.m.
Awards Reception
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati sponsored presentation of Industry Growth Forum awards
·         Best Venture Award
·         Outstanding Venture Award (2 presented)
Thu., Nov. 10
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
NREL Partnership Accelerator – The Built Environment
The Partnership Accelerator is an all day event featuring industry and researchers collaborating on the challenges and solutions facing commercial and residential building technology, applications, and integration. This program is focused on discovering the technology disruptions in the built environment that will enable stated goals in the reduction in building energy consumption.

 
Conference registration is required to attend the 24th NREL Industry Growth Forum. Complete registration details and the full agenda are available at: www.industrygrowthforum.org. Media wishing to attend should contact NREL Public Affairs at (303) 275-4090 or email public.affairs@nrel.gov.
 
NREL is the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. NREL is operated for DOE by The Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.
 
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