Join us for a conversation with movers and shakers in the global clean technology industry. Hear about their companies and their commitment to the industry, and get advice on best practices and financing for your business.
Our impressive panel includes perspectives from entrepreneurs and investors.
Danielle Fong, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, LightSail Energy (www.lightsailenergy.com) – Danielle is the chief science officer of LightSail Energy, a cutting edge technology company developing a compressed-air energy storage system. She is listed as the 2012 Forbes magazine’s 30-under-30. From Halifax, Danielle entered Dalhousie University at age 12. At 17, she entered a Princeton PhD program, studying nuclear fusion before quitting to pursue her start-up dreams in Silicon Valley. At age 20, Fong co-founded LightSail Energy, which has invented a compressed air storage technology that is scalable, portable, clean and economical. The idea is to make it possible for intermittent sources of renewable energy like solar and wind to go mainstream, and revolutionize power grid design.
Matthew Nordan, Vice President, Venrock (www.venrock.com) – Matthew is a vice president at Venrock, a venture capital firm originally established as the venture arm of the Rockefeller family. He focuses on breakthrough energy, environmental and materials technologies from the firm’s Cambridge, MA, office. Prior to Venrock, Matthew was president of Lux Research, an advisory services firm for science-driven innovation that he co-founded in 2004. Earlier, he held a variety of senior management positions at emerging technology advisor Forrester Research in the U.S. and Europe. Matthew is a graduate of Yale University.
Atlee Clark, Director, C100 (www.thec100.org) – Atlee is director of C100, a non-profit, member-driven organization dedicated to supporting Canadian technology entrepreneurship and investment. C100 is comprised of a select group of Canadians based primarily in Silicon Valley, including executives of leading technology companies, experienced start-up entrepreneurs and venture capital investors. Atlee’s past experience includes serving as faculty assistant at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, government relations consultant at Global Public Affairs, and public affairs advocacy intern at the Canadian Embassy. She was educated at George Washington University and Queen’s University.
Anne-Marie Bourgeois, Regional Director, SDTC (www.sdtc.ca) – As SDTC’s regional director of partnerships for Montreal, Anne-Marie identifies, develops and nurtures relationships with the financial sector, SMEs and industry, as well as with provincial governments, academia and non-governmental stakeholders. Anne-Marie has 16 years of experience in clean technology, specializing in business development for over 100 Canadian clean technology companies. She has experience working across a wide range of sectors, including energy, biofuel, waste management, transportation, water and agro-industry. Most recently, she was an executive in residence and business development consultant with International Services for Sustainable Development. Anne-Marie is a graduate of Université du Québec’s École nationale d’administration publique and the University of Ottawa.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
9:00 am - 10:00 am (networking and breakfast: 8:30 am - 9:00 am)
Innovacorp Enterprise Centre
1344 Summer Street, Halifax
Please RSVP to April Forrest at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, February 13, 2012.