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  • 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of the sharing economy in New York and all the recent press on collaborative consumption organizations battling with outdated government laws, we decided to bring together the  pioneers of the collaborative consumption economy in New York to talk about their growth and how they have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.



  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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.

  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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.

  • 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.


  • Cleanweb and the City Reception
    November 12, 2013
    5:00pm - 7:30pm
    Register here

    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.

  • 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.



  • Putting Free Enterprise to Work on Energy and Climate
    November 07, 2013
    6:15pm - 8:00pm

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    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.


  • Fueling our Future
    November 05, 2013
    6:30pm - 8:00pm
    http://www.ypenergy.org/en/cev/1615

    How do you power a global city? Rising levels of carbon emissions and other pollutants caused by the burning of hydrocarbons such as coal, gas, and oil demand new ways to source New York’s growing levels of energy consumption. Today, politicians including Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo, as well as innovators in the public and private sectors are collaborating to make New York a growth bed for cleantech innovation. What have been their successes and challenges, and what implications do these have on a global scale? Join the discussion with the policy makers and the innovators who are not only developing cleantech in New York, but who are driving the global cleantech landscape.

  • Lunch Discussion: The German “Energy Transition” & the Elektrizitätswerke Schönau
    November 04, 2013
    12:30pm - 2:00pm

    The Institute for Public Knowledge and the Center for Global Affairs invite you to join us for a lunch discussion about the German “Energy Transition” and the Elektrizitätswerke Schönau (EWS), a renewable energy cooperative. Rebecca Bertram of the Heinrich Böll Foundation and Eva Stegen of EWS will lead the discussion. 

    When ElektrizitatsWerke Schönau (EWS) decided to buy the local grid in 1991, the energy market was not yet liberalized and financial support systems were absent. By buying the grid, EWS aimed to reorganize it in an ecological manner. In order to transform the grid and the energy production, EWS stimulated citizens to install renewable energy production units by facilitating their connection to the grid and by paying special feed-in tariffs. At the moment, the produced energy of citizens is exported to the grid and they are compensated under the terms of the German Renewable Energy Act. EWS claims that by taking the grid and the sale of energy into their own hands, citizens can change the business model to suit the needs of their members. The discussion will touch on the cooperative's strength: the use of social power, utilizing the power of volunteers that bring in expertise for free as well as the question of implementing this model in other communities.


  • What Keeps the City Moving? A Look at Infrastructure in NYC Post Sandy
    November 04, 2013
    6:00pm - 8:00pm

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    Join YPE as we explore NYC infrastructure one year post-Sandy. We will sit down with Griffin Reilly from Con Edison, Candice Tsay from the NYC Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, and Derek Braithwaite from the NYC Transit Authority to hear how these agencies are working together and planning for the future. These experts will answer your questions about what they've done since Sandy and how they are planning for future storms and climate change. After the panel discussion, we will have light refreshments and networking with energy professionals. 



  • How Will A Carbon Tax Change Our Lives
    November 01, 2013
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Event is free, seating on a first-come, first-serve basis

    How will a carbon tax change Americans' attitudes and practices about energy, consumption and the natural world? Proponents of a robustly rising carbon tax are confident it will spark widespread changes in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to "decarbonize" the economy. Rarely, however, do we consider whether taxing fossil fuels could alter our deep-seated beliefs about resources, communities and our common humanity Sponsors: Carbon Tax Center & the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Speakers: Denis Hayes, Elizabeth Yeampierre, Juliet Schor, and Tim DeChristopher. Moderator: Charles Komanoff

  • Startup Essentials (event #2): StreetEasy CTO & co-founder
    October 30, 2013
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Register here

    #StartupEssentials aims to provide new or aspiring members of the New York tech community, who are ready to start their own businesses, with an eclectic network of experienced entrepreneurs who can help to refine the process of finding a viable mission statement to selecting the right collaborators for a founding team to building brand equity and managing operational growth.
    This will be the second in a 10-event series.