Georgia Cleantech 2007 is fast approaching (June 12th)! I’ve briefly mentioned this event before (here and here), but as the date approaches I am getting even more excited about it. Attendees will have an opportunity to:
We’ve lined up a very strong set of speakers and panelists as well:
I am particularly excited about hearing from CoalTek – they’re one of the most highly capitalized (via Draper Fisher Jurvetson) cleantech deals in the past few years, and have been largely running in stealth mode until now. In many ways, this is a bit of a coming out party for them. It will be interesting to hear what they have to say. Same for FUEL, which raised some cash, and broke ground on their ethanol plant this year.
A special thanks to my friends at SJF Ventures (David Kirkpatrick ) and DFJ Element Ventures (Mike DeRosa) for helping us out. They’ll be bringing the venture capital perspective to the table. I’m at a bit of an advantage as I’ve seen David’s presentation already, but it is chock full of good stuff.
Of course, being a startup geek, I’m thrilled that we’ve been able to work some of the younger companies into the mix. We’ll have three Georgia cleantech startups doing their fast pitch (C2Biofuels, Edge BioEnergy, and OMT Energy.) Plus, we’ll have an “Alternative Energy Showcase” area where start-up or established cleantech companies can set up a table with posters, demonstrations and materials to share their innovative ideas for alternative energy.
We have a number of angel investors and venture capitalists that will be in attendance as well – many of them have expressed to me their desire to learn more about the space, and to see what sort of innovations are coming out of Georgia.
Space is limited, so if you have an interest in attending, you’ll want to sign up sooner rather than later (click here). I say sooner, rather than later, because cleantech is a very hot space right now, and there are a lot of folks out there wanting to learn more about the industry.
Also, if you are a Georgia-based early-stage cleantech company (or technology) and you are interested in participating in the free showcase area, contact me.
Thanks to all of my fellow board members of the TAG Business & Technology Alliance for helping to pull this together. It should be a great event!