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NYC Cleantech Opportunities

September 10
September 10, 2013

The Offices of Hodgson Russ LLP
1540 Broadway, 24th Floor, New York, NY
(Entrance on 45th Street, East of Broadway)
5 - 9 p.m.

Who should attend: Investors and anyone interested in the cleantech industry

Don't miss this opportunity to talk cleantech with industry insiders and discover exciting prospects for investment and collaboration. Our keynote speaker is Yanev Suissa, a venture fellow at New Enterprise Associates. He currently works with the boards of Solidfire, Bridge International Academies, Bandgap Engineering, and Boulder Wind Power. In the tech space, Yanev focuses on earlier stage investments, including enterprise and cloud solutions, digital media, and consumer technologies. In the energy space, Yanev focuses on both supply and demand side solutions across all renewable technologies while simultaneously providing regular advice to energy companies within NEA's portfolio. Prior to joining NEA, Yanev was a senior investment officer in the government, where he was engaged in the underwriting of billions of dollars of debt for issuance to new, innovative technology companies. Prior to that role, Yanev served as a consultant working with a range of leading financial industry clients to assess growth opportunities. He also worked as an advisor to several successful startups around the world. Yanev serves on the Technology Advisory Board for NJIT and the NJ Economic Development Authority, as well as the board of NYCVC, a group dedicated to building relationships among the next generation of New York venture capitalists. Yanev earned an M.B.A. with distinction from the Oxford Said School of Business (Christ Church), a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a master's degree from Sydney Law School. He graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University, receiving his B.A. in ethics, politics & economics and sociology.

Additional presentations by:

  • kWantera provides a unique, leading-edge energy management software solution to commercial building operators, industrial manufacturers, universities, hospitals, data centers, and virtually any large consumer of electricity or natural gas. The company's kWantera Analytics product analyzes large volumes of high-velocity, real-time data from smart meters, sensors, and other sources, and uncovers hidden anomalies in the energy infrastructure that lead to significant cost savings.
  • Advent Technologies Inc. develops new materials and systems for renewable energy technologies and is primarily focused on high-temperature PEM fuel cell membranes and components. The company is headquartered in East Hartford, Connecticut, with R&D and pilot production facilities in Patras, Greece, and affiliated laboratories at University of Connecticut and Northeastern University. Funding has come from institutional and industrial investors such as Connecticut Innovations, Piraeus Bank Venture Capital, Systems Sunlight, and Velti. Advent holds a strong IP portfolio on high-temperature PEM fuel cell technology, with eight U.S.- and world-granted patents and 18 pending patent applications. A global supplier, the company has distribution partnerships in place in India, China, South Korea, and Japan.
  • Green States Energy, Inc. (GSE) is an independent power producer that acquires, develops, and operates clean electric generating plants in the Americas and Europe. The company currently owns 10 operating solar PV power plants in the United States, with a total output of more than 10MW ($60 million asset value), and has an additional 4.1MW ($15 million asset value) under construction. GSE's project pipeline comprises over 105MW that includes solar, biomass, and cogeneration/CHP projects. GSE has the ability to take clean energy projects through the development process to operational status by its proven expertise in engineering, construction, and project finance with access to both debt and tax equity markets. GSE's common stock is listed on the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX) under the symbol "GSE.BH."


5 - 5:30 p.m. Registration

5:30 - 6:15 p.m. Cocktail and networking reception

6:15 - 6:25 p.m. Introduction, Daniel A. Spitzer, Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP

6:25 - 7 p.m. Keynote speaker, Yanev Suissa, Venture Fellow, New Enterprise Associates

7 - 7:45 p.m. Presentations by:
Mark DeSantis, kWantera
Vasilis Gregoriou, Advent Technologies Inc.
Green States Energy, Inc.

7:45 - 9 p.m. Networking

Space is limited. This program is complimentary.

Registration subject to verification of credentials. We do not accept registrations from individuals or companies that we deem to offer competitive services.