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Upcoming Cleantech Events

NextGen Cleantech Startups Showcase & Pitch Night @ The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 40th Floor
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
NextGen Cleantech Startups Showcase & Pitch Night @ The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 40th Floor | New York | New York | United States

Join us at NextGen Cleantech, an exciting Startups Showcase and pitch event co-hosted by PowerBridgeNY and NEXUS-NY. NextGen Cleantech will feature innovative and ground-breaking cleantech spinning out of New York’s leading research institutions – this will be is a rare opportunity to see many up and coming cleantech companies all in one place and meet the founders who are making it all happen.

Join us for a night of cutting edge innovation and register today.

Event Schedule:
5:30 – 6:30 – Registration
5:30 – 6:30 – Startups Showcase and Networking
6:30 – 7:30pm – Speaking program
7:30pm – 9:00pm – Networking Reception

PowerBridgeNY & NEXUS-NY

Organizer of NextGen Cleantech Startups Showcase & Pitch Night

NEXUS-NY is a clean energy seed accelerator. Each year we provide financial, business and educational support to around 10 entrepreneurial teams which are selected through a competitive application process. Program participants are eligible to receive approximately $50,000 of equity-free direct financial support. Our entrepreneurs come from research universities and the general community and share several common traits:

– They are passionate about their technology and want to start a great company.

– They want to solve big problems for real customers.

– They recognize the need to demonstrate their technology and business model through meaningful proof-of-concept prototypes and customer interaction.

NEXUS-NY is a program of High Tech Rochester (HTR) and is supported by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority recently awarded three separate $5 million grants to educational institutions in New York State to create clean energy proof-of-concept centers (POCCs). PowerBridgeNY is the result of the collaboration of two of the awardee teams. One POCC led by Columbia University includes Brookhaven National LaboratoryStony Brook University, and Cornell NYC Tech, and the other POCC led by the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering includes City University of New York. These two POCCs have decided to work together to create PowerBridgeNY. As a joint center, PowerBridgeNY is better positioned to provide more support for all aspects of technical validation and company formation for early-stage clean energy technologies. In addition, PowerBridgeNY will be able to foster a more robust ecosystem around the clean energy sector in downstate New York.

Investing to Impact Our Energy Future @ Weill Medical Campus
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Co-hosted by NYSERDA, the Cornell SC Johnson School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Cornell.

Keynote speaker is Katherine Hamilton from 38 North Solutions.

The event will also include a panel discussion on moving money from the sidelines featuring representatives from Cornell, CohnReznick Capital, Greentech Capital Advisors and Nuveen Global Private Investments.

A networking lunch will break up the day.

Then two more panel discussions. The first is on climate change and conversation finance with Encourage Capital. The second is about new ventures in energy and includes AMP Solar Group and FirstFuel Software.

And schedule time for the networking reception following the event so you can discuss everything learned and meet others from the clean energy industry.

Get tickets and view bios for all speakers here.

Evolution of Design-Bid-Build @ Remlik's Grille and Oyster Bar
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us to hear how Architectural firm, Ashley McGraw leveraged building performance to win the MacArthur Elementary project, and set a new standard in the design-bid-build process. Also hear how you can use Broome County’s new private capital commercial finance tool (CPACE) to retrofit your commercial assets with cost saving renewable energy systems, and energy efficiency measures without the upfront costs typically associated with building upgrades.

NY State Workers Go Solar: A Mini-Expo @ County Office Building
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am
NY State Workers Go Solar: A Mini-Expo @ County Office Building | Binghamton | New York | United States

Drop in and learn how to go solar in an informal setting with us and our three installer partners! Free and open to the public. The Community Room is located on the first floor behind the Cafeteria.

REV Connect ’17 @ Crowne Plaza Times Square
Oct 17 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Accelerating Innovative Energy Partnerships in New York State

REV Connect ‘17 is an executive summit that will fuel conversations and partnerships around innovation and how you can partner to help drive a meaningful transformation of New York’s energy system.

What to Expect

Exclusive Content and Speakers
Hear from thought leaders from multiple industries on innovation and market disruption, and how to apply insights to transform the energy sector.

Interactive Ideation Discussions
Work with your peers in a small-group workshop that will generate ideas for business models to advance REV goals. Senior leadership from New York utilities and other organizations will have the opportunity to learn from the workshop findings.

Direct REV Connect Engagement
Come away from the only official New York State REV conference with a strong understanding of the types of innovation opportunities available in the REV market. Learn how to best partner with New York utilities on REV projects, with facilitation support available from the REV Connect team.

Create and Strengthen Partnerships
Engage with representatives from utilities, leading companies, New York State, and REV Connect to build on networks and form new partnerships.

The Run of Show

Innovation Inspiration
Morning sessions will feature a fast-paced lineup of disruptors from a variety of industries—from banking to telecommunications—with parallels to the market disruption happening in the utility industry. These sessions will spark creativity and imagination for the afternoon workshops.

Roll up Your Sleeves
Dive deep and collaborate with your peers during an afternoon ideation workshop to produce real ideas for business models that advance REV goals.

Toward Partnerships
During the closing panel, utility executives will discuss top ideas from the workshop and share insights into what they consider when allocating resources to innovative business opportunities.

Who Should Attend

REV Connect ‘17 is open to leaders and staff of established companies or startups who are leading innovation on business models and technology at their organizations. They’ll include:

  • CEOs, owners, presidents, and vice presidents
  • Directors, managers, and professional staff


Ticket Prices


  • $350 – Early Bird Price (through August 11, 2017)
  • $550 – Regular Price


Utility, Government, Startup, Non-profit, or Academia

  • $250 – Early Bird Price (through August 11, 2017)
  • $300 – Regular Price


Space is limited.  Register today.


Book your hotel room today to get the conference rate.


About Reforming the Energy Vision

Reforming the Energy Vision is Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s strategy to lead on climate change and grow New York’s economy. REV is building a cleaner, more resilient and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers by stimulating investment in clean technologies like solar, wind, and energy efficiency and generating 50 percent of the State’s electricity needs from renewable energy by 2030. REV is ensuring New York State reduces statewide greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030 and achieves the internationally recognized target of reducing emissions 80 percent by 2050. Join us at REV Connect ’17 to learn about how to be part of REV, including the Governor’s $5 billion investment in clean energy technology and innovation.