Come hear how three top executives built their businesses in alternative energy and conservation. Each executive will give a 10 min presentation, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A.
Date: Thursday, December 16th
Location: Samsung Experience, 3rd floor of the Time Warner Center at 10 Columbus Circle in Manhattan
Time: 6:30 Registration and Networking, 7pm Presentations
Solar Market, Perspectives from China - Andy Klump is the Founder and CEO of Clean Energy Associates (www.cea3.com ), a solar energy advisory firm. He has worked with clients in ten different markets and, while based in Shanghai, regularly travels throughout Europe, North America and Asia. Before founding Clean Energy Associates, Mr. Klump was the Vice President of Business Development for Trina Solar where he oversaw the company’s international expansion plans covering upstream silicon procurement, downstream project integration and development, as well as JV, M&A, and fund-raising activities, including the company's $500M IPO and follow-on offerings on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Klump also served as a Board Member of the US Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
Recycle Bank - Ron Gonen is the Founder of RecycleBank. During his tenure as CEO from[masked], RecycleBank grew from an idea to a company that rewards millions of people for their positive green actions across North America and the UK. RecycleBank has been recognized by a number of leading business and environmental organizations including the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer, the United Nations Environment Programme as a Champion of the Earth, The Pennsylvania Environment Council with the Philadelphia Sustainability Award, The Social Venture Network with their Innovation Award and the Wall Street Journal as one of the top 10 Venture Backed Clean Tech Companies of 2010. Ron is currently a member of RecycleBank's Board of Directors, Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, and a Henry Catto Fellow at the Aspen Institute.
EnergyHub - Seth Frader-Thompson is CEO of EnergyHub. EnergyHub's hardware and software system makes it easy for consumers to save energy by helping them understand how much energy they're using in real time and allowing them to control individual appliances via three easy modes: home, away, and goodnight. Prior to founding EnergyHub, Seth served in several managerial and technical roles at Honeybee Robotics, a New York-based company that builds electromechanical systems for NASA’s Mars missions and the Department of Defense. Seth was also the principal investigator for a DARPA research effort to build a miniature laser vision system for search and rescue robots. He has an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado, where his research focused on Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) for Ultracold Atom Optics.
New York Alternative Energy Meetup
Why are we charging for this meetup? Space is limited at the Samsung Experience, so we need to make sure that people who RSVP will attend. Also, the price of tickets is used to defray costs associated with the venue.