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VLAB Message Board › New Meetup: VLAB Presents Blue Tech: Is Water's Dry Spell Over?

New Meetup: VLAB Presents Blue Tech: Is Water's Dry Spell Over?

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Michael C.
San Mateo, CA
Announcing a new Meetup for MIT/Stanford Venture Lab (VLAB)!

What: VLAB Presents Blue Tech: Is Water's Dry Spell Over?

When: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 6:00 PM

Price: $35.00 per person

Where: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Bishop Auditorium, Arbuckle Lounge 518 Memorial Way
Stanford, CA 94305

An exclusive event hosted by MIT/Stanford Venture Lab and Imagine H20


Current water technologies are not effectively delivering what is needed by the world: more water, cleaner water, at lower cost and less energy. Evidence continues to build that an increasing number of places need more useable water. Entrepreneurs and their new, more effective technologies are poised to disrupt the status quo, to help provide relief from a growing water crisis in some places.

Population tripled between 1900 and 2000; water use grew six fold. World demand for water will likely continue to outpace population growth creating a rare, explosive opportunity for entrepreneurs; experts predict the human population will grow 25% to 7.5 billion by 2020. Consider what that will do to the world's need for water. Entrepreneurs are needed and many are already seeing opportunities in this worldwide, growing market. And, the lessons shared at the event can help others facing similar large-scale challenges in areas such as energy.

Please join us for a fresh look at water, the next big focus in cleantech.

Topics to Be Explored:

* Why are there so few VC investments in water given the demonstrated need for new solutions?
* Are there opportunities for IT to play a bigger role in water?
* Where and what are the biggest opportunities in water for entrepreneurs?
* What can cleantech entrepreneurs learn from water start-ups?


Tuesday, October 19, 2010
6:00pm - 7:00pm - Networking and Refreshment
7:00pm - 8:30pm - Panel Discussion and Q/A


Stanford Graduate School of Business, Arbuckle Lounge and Bishop Auditorium

$35 Pre-Registration Online at­
$40 at the door

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Susan Leal, Harvard University, Senior Fellow; Co-author of “Running out of Water”


David Stanton, APTwater, CEO & President


Aaron H. Mandell, Oasys Water, Co-Founder, CEO and President

Dr. Lee Ng, PhD., Siemens Technology-to-Business Center, Director of Venture Technology

Chris Berkner, PureSense, Chief Executive Officer

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