Silver Sponsor
Black Coral Capital Logo
Black Coral Capital is a single family office focused on private equity within the cleantech / renewables / sustainability sector. With offices in Boston and Montreal, Black Coral Capital directly invests in leading "market reinvention" companies in the sector; backs venture, growth and buyout funds that complement the direct portfolio; and provides project finance capital. Black Coral was founded on a core thesis of identifying and assessing great management teams, and devotes a large portion of its diligence and management bandwidth on assessing talent and helping portfolio investments do the same. For more info, see www.blackcoralcapital.com .
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Mintz is a versatile Am Law 100 law firm with 500 attorneys serving clients worldwide. We collaborate across disciplines to deliver exceptional legal strategies that help clients navigate shifting industry challenges. Our attorneys advise business leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors on pivotal deals, disputes, and regulatory matters. We work within four core practice areas — Transactional, Intellectual Property, Litigation & Investigations, and Regulatory & Advisory — and serve an array of industries including Energy & Sustainability. Mintz was one of the first law firms to develop a practice focused on energy and sustainability innovation. The firm’s Energy & Sustainability Practice has completed more than 500 transactions across energy sectors totaling over $8.5 billion since 2006.
Bronze Sponsor
Bridge Bank Logo
Bridge Bank is a full-service professional business bank founded in the highly competitive climate of Silicon Valley in 2001. From the very beginning, our goal has been to offer small-market and middle- market businesses from across many industries a better way to bank. The bankers in our Energy and Infrastructure group have over 30 years of combined experience in the renewable energy space; they speak the language, understand the risks, and can create the flexible financing structures that each unique project requires. Find out more at Bridgebank.com/energy-infrastructure.
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Greentech Media Logo
Greentech Media delivers business-to- business news, analysis and events at the forefront of the global energy transformation. Our coverage area extends across the clean energy industry with a focus on solar power and the electric utility market’s evolution. Greentech Media’s industry-leading coverage is provided by a team of analysts from our market intelligence arm, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, as well as our world-class journalists and global network of expert contributors.
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GTM Research is now Wood Mackenzie, the leading market analysis and advisory firm on the transformation of the global electricity industry. GTM Research is comprised of analysts covering solar, grid edge, and energy storage markets. Our analysts combine diverse backgrounds in energy, environmental, emerging technology, information technology and strategic consulting sectors. This diverse team provides critical and timely market analysis in the form of research reports, consulting, and data subscription services.
Supporting Organizations
AEE Logo
ADVANCED ENERGY ECONOMY (AEE) is a national association of business leaders who are making the global energy system more secure, clean, and affordable. AEE engages in policy advocacy at the federal, state, and regulatory levels. AEE recently introduced PowerSuite, a robust set of tools to search, track, and collaborate on energy legislation and utility regulatory proceedings from across the country with one, easy-to-use interface. Learn more at www.aee.net
Centre for Sustainability and Excellence Logo
The Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) has delivered its Advanced Certified Sustainability trainings in 25 countries, 5 continents and trained 5,000 professionals from non-for-profit, governmental and Fortune500 organizations. CSE will next be hosting its courses in Toronto (April 23-24) and New York (June 18-19). For more information visit http://www.cse-net.org/article/127/upcoming-trainings or contact us at sustainability@cse-net.org.
Ceres Logo
Ceres is a non-profit organization advocating for sustainability leadership. We mobilize a powerful network of investors, companies and public interest groups to accelerate and expand the adoption of sustainable business practices and solutions to build a healthy global economy.
Cleantech Law Partners Logo
Cleantech Law Partners is a full-service law firm dedicated exclusively to the legal and policy needs of renewable energy project developers and cleantech companies. CLP helps renewable energy developers, investors, manufacturers, and entrepreneurs obtain permits, negotiate key legal documents, secure intellectual property rights, and manage financial transactions. CLP also advises clients on corporate and tax matters, and serves as outside in-house counsel.
EKO Logo
EKO is an investment management and advisory firm that develops and implements innovative approaches to financing conservation and environmental sustainability. EKO structures investments and advises on investments in carbon, fisheries, green infrastructure and water. Our founding investors and key partners include Wolfensohn & Co., Armonia, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Rockefeller Foundation, TNC, CH2M Hill, Oceana, Rare, NRDC, RRG, JPMorgan Chase, Packard Foundation, Moore Foundation and BP.
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The Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (GHGMI) offers e-learning courses in measuring, accounting and managing greenhouse gas emissions. Courses are self-paced and offered online, 24-hours per day. Courses may be taken individually or as part of a Diploma Program. Recognizing the importance of GHG measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) systems as well as competency and ethics, the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute was founded as a nonprofit organization in 2007 to build the GHG management infrastructure of the future, with a focus on training and supporting a global community of qualified professionals to work on GHG measurement, accounting, auditing and management.
Green-e Marketplace Logo
Green-e runs the nation's leading independent certification and verification programs for renewable energy and greenhouse gas emission reductions. It has two certification and one verification programs: Green-e Energy is the nation's leading independent certification and verification program for renewable energy. Green-e Climate is a voluntary certification program that sets consumer-protection and environmental-integrity standards for carbon offsets. Green-e Marketplace verifies public claims for companies that purchase a qualifying amount of renewable energy and/or carbon offsets.
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Logo
MassCEC provides seed investments to startup companies, funds renewable energy rebates for residents and businesses and supports the development of a local clean energy workforce. Since its inception in 2009, MassCEC has helped clean energy companies grow, supported municipal clean energy projects and invested in residential and commercial renewable energy installations creating a robust marketplace for innovative clean technology companies and service providers.
MoneyShow Logo
The MoneyShow team produces a diverse range of conferences every year, each one designed to give targeted advice to savvy investors and traders. Every conference combines exclusive, personalized advice from experts with the hottest financial products and services available, allowing you to create an education package that uniquely fits your interests.
New England Clean Energy Council Logo
NECEC is a regional non-profit clean energy business, policy and innovation organization whose mission is to accelerate the region’s clean energy economy to global leadership by building an active community of stakeholders and a world-class cluster of companies. NECEC works with clean energy businesses and entrepreneurs, policymakers and other stakeholders in the clean energy sector in New England and the Northeast through programs and initiatives that advance clean energy markets and help clean energy businesses access the resources they need to grow.
Venture capitalists are committed to funding America's most innovative entrepreneurs, working closely with them to transform breakthrough ideas into emerging growth companies that drive U.S. job creation and economic growth. As the voice of the U.S. venture capital community, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) empowers its members and the entrepreneurs they fund by advocating for policies that encourage innovation and reward long-term investment. As the venture community’s preeminent trade association, NVCA serves as the definitive resource for venture capital data and unites its 400 plus members through a full range of professional services. For more information about the NVCA, please visit www.nvca.org.
SRI International Logo
SRI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute conducting client-sponsored research and development for government, industry, foundations, and other organizations. SRI’s 2012 revenues were approximately $545 million. Our work spans research, development, and deployment. We also bring our R&D innovations to the marketplace by licensing our intellectual property, creating new ventures, and providing products and services.
Stanford TomKat Center Logo
The TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy at Stanford University focuses on research, education and innovation at the intersection of energy, food, water and the environment. The Innovation Transfer Program provides seed funding to Stanford innovators for the development of prototypes, pilot studies and market validation of their concepts. The Program also provides access to domain experts including entrepreneurs, executives, and venture investors.