Date: Thursday, April 19, 2007 At 06:00
Duration: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Laura Weigant Email: [email protected]
With Global Warming theories vindicated, if we're to save the planet then Clean/Renewable Energy has to be taken seriously regardless of the price of oil..... or does it?
What are the technologies that seem to be delivering the best bang for the buck - and the environment - and what do we see coming down the pike? Our stellar panel of clean/renewable energy focused VCs and pundits will explore these and other key topics of these vitally important emerging topics:
• Year in review, future trends
• The financial case for clean energy
• Who is getting funded?
• What sectors are hot (PV, storage wind, biofuelsm alternative energy, etc.)?
• Who are the key players?
• Role of labs and university in ecosystem?
• Dr. Peter Borden, Solar Business Group, Applied Materials, Inc.
• Matt Horton, Principal, @Ventures
• James F. Fulton, Jr., Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
• John J. Rockwell, Managing Director, DFJ Element L.P.
Moderator: Stephane Dupont, Executive Vice President, National Venture Capital Association
All registered attendee’s will be eligible for a raffle drawing for a Free SVASE Entrepreneur Workbook (total of 5 workbooks), valued at $50.00 each!
WHEN: Thursday, April 19
6:00 - 7:00 pm: Networking and Business Showcase
7:00 - 8:15 pm: Panel discussion and Q/A
8:15 - 8:30 pm: Additional networking
Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, 3175 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304
PRE-REGISTERED RATES (All Rates Include Hors D’oeuvres):
Members - $20; Affiliates who advertise this event - $29; General Public - $49;
Business Showcase Exhibit Table - $149 (Includes exhibit table and two tickets to the event.)
WALK-IN RATES: Add $10.00 to the listed price
Seating is limited, so early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment on the day.
This event is co-sponsored by Cooley Godward Kronish LLP. www.cooley.com/
Dr. Peter G. Borden, Solar Business Group, Applied Materials, Inc.
Dr. Peter Borden is a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff with the Solar Business Group of Applied Materials. He joined Applied Materials in 2003 with its acquisition of Boxer Cross, Inc., which he co-founded and led as CTO to develop, market and sell metrology systems for VLSI process control. Previously, he was Vice President and co-founder of High Yield Technology, where he pioneered the first commercially successful in situ particle monitoring systems for VLSI process equipment. Earlier, Dr. Borden worked for Varian Associates where, among other positions, he led the Photovoltaics Group, working on III-V and silicon concentrator cells and systems. In this role, he and his group set performance records for cells, modules and arrays.
He holds Ph.D. and MS degrees in Applied Physics from Stanford and BS degrees in Physics and EE from MIT, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Borden is the author of over 80 publications in the fields of photovoltaics, silicon and III-V devices and processing, and VLSI process monitoring, and has over 30 patents.
James F. Fulton, Jr., Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
James F. Fulton, Jr. is a partner in the Cooley Godward Kronish Business department and head of the Firm’s Emerging Companies practice. He joined the Firm in 1995 and is resident in the Palo Alto office.
Mr. Fulton’s practice focuses on the representation of emerging technology and life sciences companies and the venture capital firms that invest in those companies. As a specialist in corporate and securities law, he has counseled company clients and investors in a wide variety of projects, including company formations, spin outs, private and public financings, mergers and acquisitions, employee equity incentives, executive hiring and SEC reporting and compliance.
Mr. Fulton received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1995, graduating cum laude. He received a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 1989, graduating cum laude.
Prior to joining Cooley, Mr. Fulton was a senior budget analyst with the U.S. Government’s Office of Personnel Management for six years.
Mr. Fulton is a member of the State Bar of California and the American Bar Association.
Matt Horton, Principal, @Ventures
Matt joined @Ventures as a Principal in 2005, and operates out of the firm’s Palo Alto, CA office. Prio to joining @Ventures, Matt spent five years at Garage Technology Ventures where he served as a venture partner and director of the emerging technologies group.
Matt was responsible for Garage's investments in cleantech companies such as Hoku Scientific (Nasdaq:HOKU), Miasolé, and Clearfuels Technology. Matt also led Garage's involvement in numerous IT companies including Immunix, Blue Flame Data, LeftHand Networks, and PureSight.
Previously, Matt worked as a Senior Analyst in Andersen's global corporate finance group, and as a consultant at Ernst & Young. Matt is a graduate of the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University.
John J. Rockwell, Managing Director, DFJ Element L.P.
John has more than 15 years of experience investing in venture capital and developing companies commercializing applications of advanced materials and over 20 years of financial investment experience. Prior to Element, John was a Partner at Advent International Corporation and managed the firm’s California office. John joined Advent in 1996 and participated in the direct investment activities of both Advent's EnviroTech and Advent Energy II funds. He has invested broadly across the CleanTech sectors with an emphasis on advanced materials, information technology, and electronics. Areas of focus include applications of advanced materials, energy, and supply chain management.
Before Advent, John spent 7 years at Materia Ventures Associates, investing in and managing early- stage companies that were commercializing advanced material technologies. While at Materia, John also served as CEO of Luxar Corporation, a manufacturer of CO 2 lasers for the medical market and as President of SSC, Inc., a manufacturer of high performance ceramic oxide materials used in superconductors, fuel cells, catalysts, and other applications. From 1984 to 1988, John held various positions at 3M Corporation in its Acquisitions and Business Development Department.
John is a member of the boards of Accelergy Corp., BMG Seltec, Inc., Deeya Energy, Inc., Miartech, Inc., PowerGenix Systems, Inc., and SyntheSys Research, Inc. Previous boards on which John has served include: Luxar Corp., OK International, Inc., RedPrairie Corp., SSC, Inc., and Superconductivity, Inc. He is past Chairman of the CleanTech Venture Network Advisory Board.
John received a BS in Business Administration from Michigan Technological University and an MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.
Stephane Dupont, Executive Vice President, National Venture Capital Association
Stephane joined the NVCA in May 2006. His primary responsibilities include senior representation and member services on the West Coast, coordination of regional outreach initiatives, industry focus initiatives, international and LP liaison.
Prior to the NVCA, Stephane was Managing Director with the Private Equity Group at Silicon Valley Bank. At SVB, Stephane created and ran the Venture Exchange program, which helped early stage VC source deals from the Bank’s portfolio of client companies. Over a two year period, Stephane sourced and helped close 24 early stage transactions totaling more than $100M. Prior to joining SVB, Stephane was director of the Venture Capital Advisory Group for Ernst & Young in Palo Alto, California. During his five years with E&Y, Stephane coordinated the calling activities of Ernst & Young on Sand Hill Road. As such, he led a number of sales and business initiatives that increased E&Y’s portfolio market share of the most promising and best-funded venturebacked companies.
Stephane earned a bachelor’s degree in administration from the HEC - University of Montreal in 1990 and an MBA from the University of British Colombia in 1991. Stephane is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.
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