Boston Israel Cleantech Alliance: Final Reminder for Ory Zik (2/10); Eytan Levy (2/26)

From: Jonathan S.
Sent on: Monday, February 9, 2009 5:29 PM
Dear Boston Israel Cleantech Alliance member:

This is a final reminder that our next event, featuring Dr. Ory Zik of HelioFocus, will take place tomorrow (Tuesday) at 6:00pm at Harvard Business School. Dr. Zik will discuss "Solar Energy Startups: the Israeli Perspective", and 100 people have registered for the event. You can find more information and register at http://www.meetup.com/boston-israel/calendar/9384939/

On Thursday, February 26th, serial entrepreneur Eytan Levy will discuss "Water, Energy and Entrepreneurship: An Israeli Case Study". Mr. Levy is a Venture Partner at Israel Cleantech Ventures and Co-Founder and CEO of Emefcy, an Israel-based startup with a vision of fundamentally changing the energy economics of wastewater treatment. The systems developed by Emefcy produce electricity directly from the treatment of different types of wastewater.

You can find more information and register for this event, which will take place at MIT Sloan, at http://www.meetup.com/boston-israel/calendar/9657295/

Thank you!

Best,
Jonathan

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Jonathan Shapira
Boston Israel Cleantech Alliance
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Solar Energy Startups: the Israeli Perspective

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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

Tech transfer

* 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/




Water, Energy and Entrepreneurship: an Israeli Case Study

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Date: Thursday, February 26 (6:00PM)
Location: MIT Sloan School of Management, E52-175

This event will feature a presentation by Eytan Levy at MIT Sloan.

Mr. Levy is the Co-Founder and CEO of Emefcy, an Israel-based startup with a vision of fundamentally changing the energy economics of wastewater treatment. The systems developed by Emefcy produce electricity directly from the treatment of different types of wastewater. This conversion is made possible by use of microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology. Emefcy raised a first round of financing from Israel Cleantech Ventures in 2007.

Mr. Levy will share lessons learned from his experience as a serial cleantech entrepreneur. He will also discuss the process of taking a startup from idea stage to a successful international company.

Please register at http://www.meetup.com/boston-israel/calendar/9657295/

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