3175 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, California 94304

Event: 'BIG EVENT: What’s Going To Be Cleaning Up In Clean Tech?'

Business Interface Groups – where Business & Technology collide!
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2007 At 06:00
Duration: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Contact Info:
Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, 3175 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Contact: Laura Weigant Email: [email protected]

It’s hard to believe that just five years ago the word “cleantech” described cleaning supplies! Now, CleanTech refers to technologies aimed at using natural resources more judiciously, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and developing alternatives to fossil-fuel-based economies.

Venture capital investment in new technologies has been key to the development of ever more ingenious ways of making more from less. Nearly $3.8 billion of venture investment flowed into CleanTech last year, and the sector saw 500 mergers and acquisitions during 2005 and 2006.

Cleantech is all about coming up with a host of potential solutions to address the massive problems of climate change, water scarcity, and fossil fuel dependence. Which ones will win out depends in part on legislation in the U.S. establishing mandatory targets for renewable energy and greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. For existing areas like solar energy, wind, and biofuels, much will depend on what’s feasible and cheap to commercialize, while others are looking to everything from nuclear fusion to microbes that can turn oil and shale into natural gas for the next big breakthrough.

Where is all this headed?

Our experienced and opinionated panelists will explore the technology and investment trends in CleanTech to predict where this sector is headed, and what technologies are most likely to clean up!

The Panel:
• Gordon K. Ho, Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish, LLP

Moderator: Stephane Dupont, Executive Vice President, National Venture Capital Association

WHEN: Thursday, September 27
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 – member rate: $149; non-member rate: $500
(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

Speaker Bios
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.

Gordon K. Ho, Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish, LLP
Gordon K. Ho is a partner in the Firm's Business department. He joined Cooley Godward Kronish in 1997, and is resident in the Palo Alto office.

Mr. Ho practices corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on the formation, financing and general representation of emerging growth companies, and the representation of investors and investment bankers involved with such companies. He has counseled public and private company clients in the full range of corporate and securities matters, including corporate formations, public and private financing transactions, employee incentive programs, mergers and acquisitions, strategic corporate relationships, SEC reporting and compliance, and corporate governance.

Mr. Ho counsels companies in a wide range of industries, including software, semiconductor, clean technologies, telecommunication and life sciences.

Mr. Ho received his J. D. in 1997 from the University of San Francisco, where he served as Business Editor of the U.S.F. Maritime Law Journal. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Davis in 1993 and received a B.S. in Managerial Economics.

Mr. Ho is a member of the State Bar of California and the American Bar Association. He serves on the Advisor Board of the Environmental Business Cluster, a non-profit clean energy and environmental technology commercialization center. He also serves on the executive team of the Asia America MultiTechnology Association (AAMA), a leading Silicon Valley technology business network focused on promoting the success of U.S. and Asian technology enterprises.

University of San Francisco School of Law
J.D., 1997
University of California, Davis
B.S. Managerial Economics, 1993

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