Dear Boston Israel Cleantech Alliance member:
I am pleased to announce details of our first event of 2009. Dr. Ory Zik, Co-Founder and CEO of HelioFocus, will speak at Harvard Business School on February 10th at 6pm. A serial entrepreneur, Dr. Zik will discuss "Solar Energy Startups: the Israeli Perspective". HelioFocus
is developing and commercializing modular highly-efficient solar thermal solutions. In January 2008, HelioFocus received its first round of investment from IC Green Energy
. Its technology is the result of 2 decades of research at the Weizmann Institute of Science and is exclusively licensed to HelioFocus.
You can find more information and register for this event at http://www.meetup.com/boston-israel/calendar/9384939/
This group is not a forum for politics. I have been asked, however, to forward information about a community rally in response to the recent events in the Middle East. The details are copied below.
Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you on February 10th.
Boston Israel Cleantech Alliance
www.boston-israel.orgSolar Energy Startups: the Israeli Perspective
Date: Tuesday, February 10 (6:00PM)
Location: Harvard Business School, Aldrich 207
Dr. Ory Zik is the Co-founder and CEO of HelioFocus, an Israel-based startup developing and commercializing modular highly-efficient solar thermal solutions. In January 2008, HelioFocus received its first round of investment from IC Green Energy. Its technology is the result of 2 decades of research at the Weizmann Institute of Science and is exclusively licensed to HelioFocus.
Dr. Zik will discuss:
The challenge of building a solar startup
* commodity markets and cost reduction
* the dilemma of selling to utilities
* from academic paper to commercialization
* compare and contrast life sciences and cleantech
Israel's solar legacy
Israel's entrepreneurial and tech capabilities applied to cleantech
Please register at http://www.meetup.com/boston-israel/calendar/9384939/
JOIN US for a Rally to Support Israel
Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 7:30 p.m.
Congregation Mishkan Tefila
300 Hammond Pond Parkway, Chestnut Hillhttp://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=43735178889
Join with the entire community to stand in support of Israel. Sponsored by ADL, AJC, AIPAC, BIAC, CJP, The David Project, Hadassah, The Hillel Council of New England, JCRC, SAIAT and others. RSVP's encouraged to [address removed]
Standing room and large media contingent expected