Entrepreneur in Residence

Entrepreneur in Residence Scott Case

The Washington Clean Energy Testbeds provide the service of an Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) to Testbeds users and other members of the cleantech community.  The EIR is an industry expert who counsels startup companies and researchers on how to build a successful business out of their ideas and technological discoveries.

Scott Case joined UW Clean Energy Institute as its Entrepreneur-in-Residence in 2019, after ten years as Chief Operating Officer of EnergySavvy, a venture-funded Seattle clean tech startup that was acquired earlier this year. EnergySavvy built software for electric and natural gas utilities to manage and analyze their energy efficiency programs and customer engagement. Scott led product and company strategy, helped raise five funding rounds and ran the ultimate M&A process that led to its acquisition.

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Office Hours:

Scott is available for office hours on Fridays. Email to request office hour appointments.


Investor in Residence

Investor in Residence Jeff Canin

Jeff has a long career in financial services and venture capital. His current efforts are focused on providing advisory services to early-stage companies and university technology commercialization spinouts. He is a member of the Board of Directors at E8, a cleantech-oriented angel investment group, and a co-manager of E8’s venture fund. Jeff has served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Washington, Washington State University, and Oregon State University. Jeff was a general partner of Efund LLC, a venture capital fund focused on early-stage software and telecom investments, and previously worked for US Venture Partners, one of the largest California-based venture capital firms. Before moving to Seattle in 1995, Mr. Canin was a Senior Technology Analyst with Salomon Brothers, Inc. and Hambrecht & Quist. Previously, he served as a Marketing Representative with IBM’s National Accounts Division. Jeff Canin has an MBA in Marketing and International Business from the University of California at Berkeley, CA and a Bachelors Degree in Engineering and Economics from Brown University.

Office Hours:

Jeff hosts office hours following the monthly Testbeds Lunch and Learn events.