CTIQ Industry Calendar Update with Top Conferences in Q4

We’ve updated our industry calendar with over 90 important industry events in the final quarter of the year – from industry conferences and pitch events to webinars and report releases.

Although the events listed in our calendar run the gamut from regional meetups, startup contests and industry specific events, we’ve highlighted eight of them, below, for those wishing to mingle with hot cleantech startups and VCs as well as brush up on emerging industry trends.

Solar Power International, Oct 21 – 24, Chicago Il

Organizer: SEIA and SEPA

Ticket Cost: $1,095

SEIA and SEPA’s flagship, event where thousands of professionals in solar energy and related fields will convene for the industry’s largest, most comprehensive solar energy event in North America. On Oct 23rd, they are hosting a startup competition with 20 early-stage solar companies to present their business proposals. They will have a special area devoted to present market research and educational sessions on latest solar industry trends.

Cleantech Future, Nov 4 – Nov 5, San Francisco, CA

Organizer: Cleantech Connections

Ticket Cost: $995

The CleanTech Future Conference II will bring together top innovators, corporations, government agencies, entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders. The conversation at CleanTech Future Conferences revolves around “The Transition to a Sustainable Energy Future through Accelerated Deployment of Clean Technologies Globally”.

Some notable cleantech investors who will be speaking include: Mitch Lowe, Founder & Managing Partner, Greenstart, Rob Day, Partner, Black Coral Capital and Nicholas Eisenberger, Managing Partner, Pure Energy Partners. And speakers from the following companies: Lumastream, OPower, BuildingIQ, Noesis Energy, Enlighted, OneRoof Energy, and Sungevity.

American Water Summit, Nov 5 – Nov 6, Washington, DC

Organizer: Global Water Intelligence

Ticket Cost: $1,595

This conference will cover key challenges in America’s water sector: water infrastructure, technology, sustainability, and key investment trends.  Attendees include water utility leaders, business water users, investors and water technology companies.

Panelists will include speakers from the following companies: VantagePoint Venture Capital Partners, Element Partners, GE Water, Xylem, CH2M HILL and IBM Smarter Water.

Cleanweb and the City, Nov 12 – Nov 13, New York, New York

Organizer: Cleantech Group and The Cleanweb Initiative

Ticket Cost: NA

This all day summit is the first senior executive gathering on cleanweb.  Some questions they will try to answer include: Where is the greatest profit potential in cleanweb?  How can companies best build new business models on the cleanweb concept and existing/new data sets? How and where will cleanweb-enabled collaborative consumption disrupt large businesses? How can cleanweb improve quality of life in NYC and other big cities?

Global Cleantech Meetup, Nov 12 – Nov 14, Boston, MA

Organizer: Massachusetts Cleantech Center

Ticket Cost: $499

The Global Cleantech Meetup focuses on bringing together both innovators and adopters, and will showcase clean energy companies, investors, strategic partners, and major energy and water consumers who are looking to adopt solutions to cut energy use and costs.

Conference panelists include speakers from: Shell Technology Ventures, Microsoft, Pangea Ventures, Saint-Gobain and GE Ventures.  Topics include building materials, storage, water and smart grid.  In addition to over 50 cleantech  and water startups that will present their businesses during a startup showcase,  they expect over 20 multinational corporations and 30 cleantech adoptors to show up to the event.

Future Energy New York, Nov 20, New York, New York

Organizer: Ultra Light Startups

Ticket Cost: $20

Future Energy New York is bringing you a dynamic startup-investor pitch event this fall.  The event is sponsored by Shell International’s GameChanger Program and takes place on Wednesday, November 20th at NYU. Future Energy, is a series of pitch events that connects energy startups with venture capital and corporate investors in the energy and clean-tech industries. Participating Future Energy investors include Shell, GE, Lux Capital, NEA, and Bright Capital…

Future Energy is currently accepting pitch applications – It is free to apply and to pitch. The deadline to apply to pitch is October 25th. If you or someone you know is running an early stage energy startup or research project, apply to pitch here…
Just plan on attending?  CleanTechIQ community members can register for half off with the discount code “cleantechiq”.  See you there!
Please contact Mike at mike@ultralightstartups.com with questions or comments.

Panelists will include:

  • Mark Austin – Venture Partner at Bright Capital
  • Willem Rensink – GameChanger at Shell International Exploration & Production
  • Zack Schildhorn – Vice President & Director of Operations at Lux Capital
  • Yanev Suissa – Investor at New Enterprise Associates
  • Steven Taub – Senior Vice President, Venture Capital at GE Energy

Cleantech Open Global Forum, Nov 20 – Nov 21, San Jose, CA

Organizer: Cleantech Open

Ticket Cost: $127

“The Academy Awards of Cleantech”

The Cleantech Open Global Forum – Get a first look at the technologies, startups, and jobs of tomorrow

We’re excited to have you join us at the 2013 Cleantech Open Global Forum  November 20th and 21st at the San Jose Convention Center.  We have a wonderful conference planned for you. This two-day expo and gala showcases 120+ of the year’s biggest game changing technologies in the fields of energy, chemical & advance materials, information & communications, transportation, and more.   You’ll also be able to learn from experts like investor Guy Kawasaki and Governor Bill Ritter.   This event is a must-see for anyone interested in new technologies, new startups, or new trends in the industry.  Join us to celebrate the top cleantech innovations from the US and around the world.  You can learn more and register at www.cleantechopenglobalforum.org

Please use this registration link for a special of 50% discount. This discount is good until Monday, November 18th.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Industry Growth Forum, Dec 4-5, Denver, CO

Ticket Cost: $1,200

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is the nation’s top laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency R&D. The Forum attracts leading cleantech venture capital and investment banks, and draws business development executives from global energy companies looking for strategic investments and partnering opportunities. It will feature presentations from 30 emerging clean energy companies, panels led by thought leaders, one-on-one meetings and networking opportunities.

NREL recruits entrepreneurial companies ranging from top-tier startups to university and laboratory spinouts, as well as emerging cleantech companies from across the country and overseas. While the majority of the presentations are early venture, seed and later-stage investment opportunities are also included.

Clean energy venture capitalists, investors, and strategic partners can schedule private one-on-one meetings with startup companies to be held during the Forum.


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