July Meetup - Innovation In Cleantech

  • July 20, 2011 · 6:30 PM
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Our next event is this Wednesday July 20th at 6:30pm and is offered in partnership with the Harvard Club Innovation Roundtable.

The topic is "Innovation in Cleantech" and will feature a panel discussion by three experts in the field:

Due to high demand for this event, we've moved to a bigger room and I'm opening up new spots off the wait list.

Look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Another great event. The speakers from the panel were all great. I especially enjoyed Diana from Expansion Capital Partners.

    July 21, 2011

  • Ryan K.

    I am very new to renewable energy. I was more interested in investment side, and I was glad to see there are many entrepreneurs and businesspeople working on techs and marketing. Thanks to the organizer and panelists.

    July 21, 2011

  • Bill

    No technology was discussed this time. I hope future meetings aren't like that.

    July 21, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Oliver and the panelists for speaking openly about the Cleantech industry in NYC. Many expressed a lack of community surrounding cleantech in NYC, an obvious gap that NYC Acre in conjunction with NYSERDA and Viola Energy are attempting to fill with an initiative called the NYC Energy Infotech Forum. Our goal is to foster a leading innovation ecosystem in Energy Infotech, centered in New York. For more information or to become a member please email me, at [masked].

    July 21, 2011

  • Neo Woojin J.

    Thanks Olivier you did really good job , with meeting great panels , I learned a lot of thing around in the filed and met People's enthusiasm for alternative energy and entrepreneurship.
    Thanks again Oliver for being a bridge between audiences and the Panels.

    July 20, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not at all as I expected, but all I hoped for

    July 20, 2011

  • Steven W.

    Ryan, businesspeople will "touch" and even invest in technologies that are far ahead of what the public sees today, you just need to show a path to a big return on their investment relative to the risk and find the right investors who are not adverse to risk at that stage. If you or someone you know wants some advice or help with that, let me know: [masked]

    July 20, 2011

  • Ryan

    If you want to see some good examples of 'hopelessly immature' technologies, go to the 'real alternative energy' group hosted by a hack known as Maurice Bey. In contrast, TSF has degreed engineers and scientists who have worked for the better part of their lives on things that your business people - much less the theoreticians stuck on outdated models - won't even begin to touch - they have no frame of reference but what they think they know.

    July 20, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    ... And this is the conversation of today: how can technology that supports either one or even both can be supported, introduced and established in the market?

    July 20, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I do not agree with Ryan as well. I am talking to inventors for renewable energy technology on a daily basis. They know and they work on economically competitive technology. A lot is already out there and we are trying to market it to the U.S. as well.

    People won't change their long term behavior just because "green" is popular right now. That change of behavior will always and almost exclusively depend on two factores:
    - price advantage and
    - more convenience.

    That must be the goal!

    July 20, 2011

  • Bill

    I called the Harvard Club. No sneakers, no blue jeans allowed. Tie not required. I'm going to go home and change.
    I vehemently disagree with Ryan's assertion that we should ignore economics -- the alternative energy movement has been plagued with people who ignore business considerations and wind up promoting hopelessly immature technologies as though they are proven, undermining our credibilty. It will take an awareness of business considerations to make alternative energy a reality.

    July 20, 2011

  • Ryan

    Often what businesses want to see in technology, is disconnected from the reality of what the science can or cannot do. There are people who have done very good research who have been ignored by the business sector because it doesn't fit the model. This is like abstract theory driving research when those theoretical frameworks have little basis in reality. But I digress... Touche', Steven.

    July 20, 2011

  • Steven W.

    For better or worse, it's business motives that will drive our economy toward renewable energy. Understanding what businesses are investing in, what their concerns are, and what they want to see in technology in the future will help direct our efforts - or help us create more compelling arguments to change their way of thinking. I plan to wear a pink tuxedo with a puffy shirt.

    July 20, 2011

  • Ryan

    For those of you who would like to see a glimpse of what 'cutting edge' really means to clean electric power generation and propulsion technologies, theoretically and experimentally speaking, I invite you to come to a meeting of the Tesla Science Foundation.

    July 20, 2011

  • Ryan

    If I'm not WORKING FOR you, or DATING you, you can bet that I'm not going to DRESS UP for you, or for your swanky location. This needs to be less about business motives, and more about the cutting edge science. I honestly was going to attend this meeting until I read the fine print. All I see are buzzwords and dollar signs, and that is a sad representation of what should first and foremost be a host of altruistic research goals.

    July 20, 2011

  • Bill

    What, specifically, does "business casual" mean? I'm wearing sneakers and blue jeans and no tie.

    July 20, 2011

  • Olivier M.

    The dress code at the Harvard Club is business casual.

    July 20, 2011

  • Bill

    I've heard the Harvard Club has a dress code. Can I show up wearing a baseball cap and no tie?

    July 19, 2011

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