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Solar in China, RecycleBank, and Energy Hub - How 3 Execs Built their Businesses

  • Dec 16, 2010 · 6:30 PM
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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 ( ), 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 Web: Twitter: @AltEnergyMeetup
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.

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  • Pankaj G.

    Dear Green Professionals,
    Attend NY Association of Green Professionals` (NYAGP) `Green Expo & Green Talks` on 22nd Feb,11 to showcase your Green Products/ services as well as to do an effective networking. RSVP at

    February 13, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for a great event. Very engaging CEO's and companies that presented.

    December 17, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Highly informative. The quality of speakers was excellent. Exceeded my expectations. Last night was the first NYAE Meetup I have attended. I am looking forward to many, many more.

    December 17, 2010

  • Steven W.

    It was very good. informative, and worthwhile. However, the execs didn't really discuss how they built their businesses which was the title of the meetup "...How 3 Execs Built their Businesses"

    December 17, 2010

  • Vas K.

    Excellent speakers, great variety of experiences and angles around energy, interesting followup questions by the moderator and audiences. Someone told me this was the first real meeting of the meetup in over a year and I'd say it was an auspicious reawakening.

    Venue was also very comfortable and convenient.

    December 17, 2010

  • Olivier M.

    Bill, Thx for the suggestion! To access the Samsung Experience, you can enter via the Shops at Columbus Circle (10 Columbus Circle) and go to the 3rd floor where the Samsung Experience store is located. Someone will be at the door of the Samsung Experience with the guest list. And, feel free to email me at [masked]!

    December 9, 2010

  • Bill

    Hi Oliver -- I can't write an email to you because your email is blocked. In the past in this meetup, John Howell used to have everybody email their legal name to him before the meeting so he could give a name list to the security guards to get us into the building. You should check if that's necessary in the Time / Warner building. I'm going to another meetup tonight in an office building and the organizer just found out that was necessary at the last minute.

    December 6, 2010

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