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  • Entrepreneurs Roundtable 64
    November 20, 2013
    6:00pm - 8:30pm

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    "Quotidian Ventures is a seed stage fund founded in NYC in 2010 by Pedro Torres Picón. Our passion is helping founders create technology products that modernize large industries in which they have deep domain expertise. Whether the entrepreneur has a technical background or not, we provide the resources and hands on support needed to allow him or her to make the difficult transition from industry expert to internet entrepreneur."

    Format: Introductions, Q&A, 5 Pitches and Feedback.

    To hear about future events, please sign up at http://eranyc.com

    Follow us at http://twitter.com/eroundtable

    Organizer: Murat Aktihanoglu (@muratny)


  • Startup Grind New York City Hosts Matt Mullenweg (WordPress, Automattic)
    November 20, 2013
    6:00pm - 9:00pm

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    What is Startup Grind?

    Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.


  • Clean Energy Connections presents The Other Debt Ceiling: Using Finance to Balance Our Environmental Budget
    November 20, 2013
    6:30pm - 9:00pm
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    Join Clean Energy Connections at The Other Debt Ceiling: Using Finance to Balance Our Environmental Budget   As weather events become more extreme, water shortages threaten, and human sprawl leads to biodiversity loss, there is a new focus on the global economic impact of environmental degradation. Studies from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Harvard School of Public Health, and others assert that our active growth and inactive conservation efforts have left us with a trillion-dollar bill. So how do we pay down this debt?

    In recent years, innovators in policy and finance have started to answer that question  by creatively using the tools of debt, capital, and ownership to clean up our lands, preserve our national treasures, and accelerate clean energy adoption.   For this event, we look at both sides of environmental debt. We will discuss the policies and ideologies that led us to this level of environmental debt, and then debate what financial and regulatory solutions exist to enrich both the environment and the economy.

  • Ongoing Commissioning: Stopping Your Building’s Ongoing Drift toward Inefficiency
    November 19, 2013
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
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    Top energy managers understand that measuring building performance shouldn’t be a one-time event. Buildings are in a constant drift toward inefficiency. The signs are often there in the form of higher utility bills. In a worst-case scenario, premature equipment failure can result in occupant safety issues and costly repairs. Advanced analytics tools can support ongoing commissioning and provide constant monitoring. This can result in on-going prioritization of repairs, retrofit projects and control updates that can make a building more efficient. Join us for a discussion about the existing building guideline developments from ASHRAE, and how facilities and energy managers are developing a long-term strategy for ongoing portfolio optimization. You’ll learn:
    • Basic concepts behind different levels of ongoing commissioning
    • ASHRAE guideline development
    • How ongoing commissioning can help prioritize building repairs, maintenance and retrofit activities
    • Case studies from the frontlines of ongoing commissioning efforts

  • Smart Power: Climate Change, Smart Grid, and the Future of Electric Utilities
    November 19, 2013
    4:30pm - 6:00pm
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    Presentation by Peter Fox-Penner, Principal and Chairman, The Brattle Group


  • Energy Subsidy Reform: Lessons and Implications
    November 18, 2013
    6:00pm - 7:30pm
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    Presentation by Ben Clements , Division Chief for the Expenditure Policy Division, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund.


  • Collaborative Economy in NYC
    November 14, 2013
    7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Collaborative consumption has taken over New York City by storm, empowering micro-entrepreneurs to make and save money from their assets. Over the past year, companies such as Uber, Sidecar, and Airbnb have begun to navigate the legal structures that currently exist whilst experiencing rapid adoption of their platforms.

    With the explosive growth of the sharing economy in New York and all the recent press on collaborative consumption organizations battling with outdated government laws, we decided to bring together the  pioneers of the collaborative consumption economy in New York to talk about their growth and how they have dealt with the City and State government.  Whether it’s navigating old laws, working to change regulations, or growing a passionate user base, there are many things companies in the collaborative consumption space can learn from each other.



  • LIVE GREEN / WORK GREEN CONFERENCE
    November 14, 2013
    9:00am - 5:00pm

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    Earth Day New York in conjunction with NYU is launching a new student engagement conference this year titled Live Green / Work Green.  It is being designed to provide students the opportunity to learn about ways they can pursue environmentally sustainable paths in both their professional and personal lives.  The conference will bring together a variety of sustainability professionals to engage with the NYU student community around Live Green / Work Green themes with a strong focus on how to make a lifelong commitment to sustainability through both work and lifestyle choices.



  • NYC Cleantech Opportunities
    November 13, 2013
    5:00pm - 9:00pm
    http://nyccleantechopportunities.com/

    Our keynote speaker is Kevin Brophy, co-founder and managing principal of Meidlinger Partners, LLC, a Philadelphia-based private equity-investment firm whose first fund specializes in water industry technology, product, and service company investments. The fund has had one exit and has many promising companies in its current portfolio. Before co-founding Meidlinger Partners in November 2008, Mr. Brophy held roles in operations as well as director positions with Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE: WTR), one of the leading for-profit water utilities in the nation. Mr. Brophy is also the founder of VUID, Inc., an online identity management company that is launching the Spotlight social media app this month (November 2013) on iPhone and Android devices. Mr. Brophy has a B.S. in business administration from Villanova University and an M.S. in technology commercialization from the University of Texas at Austin and has completed executive programs at London Business School. He is a member of Investors’ Circle, a leading network of private and institutional investors that uses private capital to promote the transition to a sustainable economy. He is also on the executive committee of the Children's Crisis Treatment Center, a Philadelphia nonprofit organization.


  • Energy Clubs Unite Happy Hour @ NYC ACRE
    November 13, 2013
    5:30pm - 8:30pm
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    Casual Happy Hour with NYC energy clubs and students. Welcome to undergrad and grad students interested in all things energy. Please feel free to invite alums as well! We will provide some wine and beer but please I'm not sure if we will have enough to satisfy a large group of overlly stressed grad students so please bring some beer and wine if you are feeling thirsty. 

    We will have games in the innovation like Beer Pong and Corn Hole and I am more than happy to give interested students a tour of the space and more information on what ACRE and our companies do, many founders are former alums of the below clubs. 

    Clubs joined in the past include: Bard Sustainability, Columbia Business and SIPA Energy Clubs, CUNY Energy Club, New School Energy Club, NYU Center for Global Affairs, Law School and Stern Energy Clubs, and NYU-Poly Entrepreneurs Association.


  • NY-BEST Energy Storage Supply Chain and Manufacturing Expo and Conference
    November 13, 2013
    8:00am - 6:00pm

    Is your company involved in the development and manufacture of advanced batteries and energy storage technologies? Are you interested in learning more about the energy storage industry and how your company can grow as part of this rapidly-evolving field? - See more at: http://www.ny-best.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=40#sthash.EB0K6bSL.dpuf


  • Introduction to the NYC Startup Community
    November 13, 2013
    8:30am - 9:30am
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    This free class is an orientation to help newcomers to the startup scene get acquainted with the exciting world of tech in NYC. We will give you the inside scoop on key events/meetups to attend, people, companies, VCs, blogs, incubators, programs, hot issues, and more. Learn the role of key players such as TechStars, HackNY, New York Tech Meetup, Foursquare, WeAreNYTech, betaworks, and Tumblr.
  • Cleanweb and the City Executive Summit
    November 13, 2013
    9:00am - 5:00pm
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    Cleanweb is the convergence of big data, mobile computing, and connectivity that addresses global energy and resource constraints and enables collaborative consumption and related trends. It is one of the most dynamic and innovative areas in technology today.

  • SBIR / STTR Grants 101
    November 13, 2013
    8:30am - 11:30am

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    Join ITAC for a beginner’s seminar on the federal SBIR and STTR programs. Learn how SBIR and STTR can lower technical risk and commercialize FASTER.

    Topics

    ·       SBIR / STTR Basics and Prerequisites

    ·       Elements of a Winning Proposal

    ·       Real Life Experiences from Award Winners
    ·      Accounting Specific to SBIR / STTR Success

       Who Should Attend

    ·       Companies seeking to develop innovative new products

    ·       Entrepreneurs seeking to start a business based on a new technology

    ·       Researchers interested in collaborating with businesses

    ·       Previous SBIR/STTR applicants seeking current information


  • Green Drinks
    November 12, 2013
    6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Dutch & Green event 


    23 West 36th Street, Floor 2
    (Bet 5th - 6th Ave) NYC  

    Tuesday Nov. 12, 2013

    6pm - 9pm

     

    Featuring cool new eco-friendly Dutch designed products from The Netherlands in this incredible new fashion factory in NYC! Walk in and light up the Energy Floor below your feet, test ride a sustainable wooden Bough Bike, sip from organic fair trade No House Wine while previewing Future green developments in the latest book by Dutch trendwatcher Second Sight. If the lights go down, flip open a solar powered light charger by Waka Waka and you're good to go.

     You will see even more innovative products like unique water bottles from Dopper, biodegradable golf balls, jeans that you can lease, and Kazmok messenger bags made from used industrial conveyor belts.  

    Space is limited!

     

    Curated by Robbert Zoon
     

    Free Raffle prizes, Wine & Appetizers


  • NYC Film Screening of "The Startup Kids"
    November 12, 2013
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    ** Please RSVP on this Meetup page and then buy your $5.00 ticket at Eventbrite by clicking HERE.

    The Startup Kids
     is a documentary about young web entrepreneurs in the U.S. and Europe. It contains interviews with the founders of Vimeo, Soundcloud, Kiip, InDinero, Dropbox, Foodspotting and many others who talk about how they started their company and their lives as an entrepreneur.  
    The conversation continues after the film as we discuss some of the pitfalls of entrepreneurship and how to avoid them and stay motivated and focused. Doors open at 7 and the movie begins promptly at 7:15pm.


  • NYC CleanTech.connect
    November 12, 2013
    5:00pm - 9:00pm

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    Keynote speaker

    Kevin Brophy is co-founder and Managing Principal of Meidlinger Partners, LLC, a Philadelphia-based private equity-investment firm. Before cofounding Meidlinger Partners in November 2008, Brophy held roles in operations as well as director positions with Aqua America, including executive roles in mergers, acquisitions, business development, investor relations, and strategic planning. Mr. Brophy oversees the firm's daily operations, and manages financial planning for Portfolio Companies. Mr. Brophy also plays an integral role in negotiating and structuring investments and strategic planning for Portfolio Companies.

    Mr. Brophy has a B.S. in business administration from Villanova University and has completed executive programs at London Business School. He is a member of Investors’ Circle, a leading network of private and institutional investors that uses private capital to promote the transition to a sustainable economy. He is also on the executive committee of the Children's Crisis Treatment Center, a Philadelphia nonprofit organization.

    Additional presentations by:

    Lawrenceville Plasma Physics is a high-tech research and development corporation specializing in applications of plasma physics, including fusion power and intense X-ray sources. Our lead project is the development of an ecologicaly safe fusion energy generator using a device called the dense plasma focus (DPF) and hydrogen-boron fuel. We call this "Focus Fusion". This work was initially funded by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and is now backed by over forty private investors including the Abell Foundation of Baltimore.  LPP's patented technology and peer-reviewed science are guiding the design of a modular 5MW electric generator that could be mass manufactured and produce power more cheaply than any other energy source.

    Eos Energy Storage is developing a novel, low-cost energy storage solution for the electric utility and transportation industries. Eos’s mission is to produce cost-effective energy storage solutions that are less expensive than both other battery technologies and the most economical incumbent alternatives used to provide the same service, such as gas turbines for power generation.


  • Cleanweb and the City Reception
    November 12, 2013
    5:00pm - 7:30pm
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    Cleanweb is the convergence of big data, mobile computing, and connectivity that addresses global energy and resource constraints and enables collaborative consumption and related trends. It is one of the most dynamic and innovative areas in technology today.

  • Patent Basics for Start-Ups
    November 12, 2013
    6:30pm - 8:00pm
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    Patent Basics for Startups – What small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs should know about intellectual property with a focus on patents. This panel brings together an in-house counsel, Laura Sheridan of Google; an IP attorney with a focus on start-ups, Michael Kasdan, a partner at Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP, a mid-sized IP boutique; and a NYC-based official from the US Patent & Trademark Office, Mindy Bickel. Please note that you must RSVP to gain entry into the building.

  • Clean Tech Start Ups
    November 11, 2013
    5:45pm - 7:15pm

    In order to register, you must first join the group and then register here

    A presentation on the clean tech start-up space, given by Jenny Li from the SURGE Accelerator. Dinner will be provided.