"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."
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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of the sharing economy in New York and all the recent press on collaborative consumption organizations battling with outdated government laws, we decided to bring together the pioneers of the collaborative consumption economy in New York to talk about their growth and how they have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.
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.
· 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
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.
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.
Free Raffle prizes, Wine & Appetizers
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.
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.
Bob Inglis, former U.S. Congressman and current director of the the Energy and Enterprise Initiative (E&EI), will assert that climate change is a conversation that was started and is still dominated today by those on the left and center of the political spectrum. He believes, however, that it's also an issue that conservatives are positioned to lead on because free enterprise can help solve our energy and climate challenges through a true cost comparison between competing fuels. E&EI is promoting a free-enterprise solution, specifically a revenue-neutral tax swap that shifts taxes off of income and capital and on to carbon dioxide - tax the bad and quit taxing the good. Having set the economics right (by internalizing negative externalities/revealing hidden costs), the free enterprise system will deliver innovation faster and more efficiently than government mandates, incentives or regulations ever could.