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.
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
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.
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 Laboratory, Stony 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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:
Utility, Government, Startup, Non-profit, or Academia
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.