Clean Energy Entrepreneur Workshop

The 3rd annual Clean Energy Entrepreneur Workshop will bring together entrepreneurs, UW students and faculty, industry leaders, and investment groups from across the US.

Sessions will cover working with investors, finding climate tech business resources, and navigating the entrepreneurial experience. Join us to connect with and learn from clean energy leaders.

Featured Keynote: Dr. Andrew Benedek, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Anaergia Inc.

Full Agenda:

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM – Welcome and opening remarks

Professor Daniel Schwartz, Director, UW Clean Energy Institute

8:15 – 8:45 AM – Keynote talk

Andrew Benedek, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Anaergia Inc.

8:50 – 9:35 AM – Entrepreneur resources panel

Sara Hunt, Commercialization Manager, PNNL

Jeannet Santiago, Government Contracting Specialist, Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Leon Wolf, SBIR/STTR Assistance Program Coordinator, VertueLab

9:45 – 10:30 AM – Entrepreneur experience panel

Justin Briggs, CSO, Antora Energy

Kenneth Labeja, CFO, Triple Oak Power

Jane Melia, CEO, Harvest Thermal

10:40 – 11:25 AM – Cleantech Investing panel

Eve Hanson, Industrial Sector Lead – Investments & Research, Third Derivative

Alicia Lenis, VP, Chrysalix

Lou Schick, Director of Investments, Clean Energy Ventures

11:30 – 11:40 AM – Closing Remarks

Professor J. Devin McKenzie, Technical Director, Washington Clean Energy Testbeds

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM Networking Session

*Free for UW students, postdocs, faculty, and staff. Email for registration code.