NES 2012 - Speakers

 

Overview
The Seventh Annual New Energy Symposium featured a world-class lineup of speakers, investors, and competitively-selected cleantech entrepreneurs.

Expert Panel Topics
The July 18 session, in addition to the Investment Pitch Competition, featured a keynote speaker and two moderated expert panel discussions focused on cleantech startup financing:
• Alternative Financing Strategies for Cleantech Startups
• Raising Capital: Lessons Learned from Cleantech Entrepreneurs
The July 19 session, co-sponsored by Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C., featured a keynote speaker, presentation, and two moderated expert panel discussions focused on successful strategies and intellectual property protection for clean energy technologies and startups:
• Clean Energy Patent Trends: Solar Technology Analysis
• Strategies for Cleantech Companies Under the New America Invents Act
• Importance of IP & Strategies for Commercialization
For questions regarding the New Energy Symposium, please contact Mr. Nicholas Querques at nquerques@albany.edu.

Keynote Speakers



Sergej Mahnovski

Director of Energy Policy
New York City Office of the Mayor

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Michael Hervey
Chief Operating Officer
Long Island Power Authority

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Alternative Financing Strategies for Cleantech Startups


Brian Cohen

Chairman

New York Angels

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Ilan Gur

Senior Advisor for Commercialization & Program Director
ARPA-E

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Pradeep Haldar
Vice President, Clean Energy Programs
College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering

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Michael Shimazu

Senior Project Manager, Innovation and Business Development
NYSERDA

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Dylan Steeg

Director & Kauffman Fellow
Intel Capital

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David Wells
Partner
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

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Raising Capital: Lessons Learned from Cleantech Entrepreneurs

 
 


Eben Bayer

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Ecovative Design

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Philip Gitler
Fleet Financing Consultant
Proterra


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 Pradeep Haldar
Vice President, Clean Energy Programs
College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering

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Mark McGough
President & Chief Executive Officer
loxus

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Jim Rice
Chief Executive Officer
Nautilus Solar Energy

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Jun Shimada
Founder & Chief Technology Officer
ThinkEco

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Clean Energy Patent Trends: Solar Technology Analysis

 

Victor Cardona
Partner
Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.

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Strategies for Cleantech Companies Under the New America Invents Act

 


Janet Gongola
Patent Reform Coordinator
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Eric Lane
Of Counsel
McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP

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Nicholas Mesiti
Partner
Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.

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 David Miranda
Partner

Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.

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Importance of IP & Strategies for Commercialization



Richard Adams
Manager, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center
National Renewable Energy Laboratory


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Stephen Filler
Vice President, Business Development
Joule Assets



Andrew Gathy
 IP Counsel
UTC Power Corporation

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James Groelinger
Executive Director
Clean Energy Alliance

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George Powch
Chief Executive Officer
Versatilis

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Investment Pitch Competition Investors Panel

 
 
George Abraham
Founder
Rhodium Strategies

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 Richard Adams (Emcee)
Manager, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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 Mark Austin
Venture Partner
Bright Capital

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Irvin Barash
President
Vencon Management

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Clayton Besch
Director, Small Business Technology Investment Fund
Empire State Development

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Thomas Blum
Partner
G.C. Andersen Partners

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Felix Chang
Partner
Avenir Partners

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Mark Cirilli
Co-Founder & Managing Director
MissionPoint Capital Partners

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Brian Cohen
Chairman

New York Angels

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Mark Cox
Founder & CEO
New Energy Fund LP

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Rob Day
Partner
Black Coral Capital

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Daniel Donovan
Founder & Managing Member
Prospero

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Joyce Ferris
Founder & Managing Partner
Blue Hill Partners

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Steve Foster
Managing Director
ClearSkyPower & Technology Fund

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Edward Greer
Manager, Ventures and Business Development
The Dow Chemical Company

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Skip Grow
Managing Director, Clean Technology Group
Morgan Stanley

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 Ilan Gur
Senior Advisor for Commercialization & Program Director
ARPA-E

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Gene Kakaulin
Vice President
Hudson Clean Energy Partners

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Arrun Kapoor
Managing Director
SJF Ventures

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Robert Kilcullen
Director
Lazard

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Thomas King
  Managing Director
US Renewables Group

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Jonathan Koch
Managing Director
US Renewables Group

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Jonathan Lillian
Founder
JH Lillian & Co. / JH Lillian Securities Corp.

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Jim LoGerfo
Co-Founder & General Partner
Earthrise Capital

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Peter Lynch
President
Salem Financial

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Lili Lynton
Senior Vice President
New York City Investment Fund

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John McKenna
Chairman & CEO
Hamilton Clark Securities Company

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Walter Nasdeo
Managing Director & Director of Research
Ardour Capital Investments

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Matthew Nordan
Vice President
Venrock

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Ann Partlow
Founder & Partner
Earthrise Capital

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Walter Robb
President
Vantage Management

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Zack Schildhorn
Vice President & Director of Operations
Lux Capital

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Purnesh Seegopaul
General Partner
Pangaea Ventures

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 Sandy Selman
Founder & Managing Director
Asia West

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 Michael Shimazu
Senior Project Manager, Innovation and Business Development
NYSERDA

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 Dylan Steeg
Director & Kauffman Fellow
Intel Capital

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Tucker Twitmyer
Managing Director
EnerTech Capital

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 David Waserstein
Partner & Director of Investments
  I2BF Global Ventures

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David Wells
Partner
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

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Michael Wu
Founding Board Member
Long Island Angel Network

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Mark Zhu
Investment Manager
DTE Energy Ventures

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Bilal Zuberi
Principal
General Catalyst Partners

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