Future Energy is a series of startup-investor pitch events that connects entrepreneurs, researchers, and private investors in the energy and clean-tech industries to develop and commercialize radical solutions to the world’s energy challenges.
The Investor Panel
Andrew Garman - Managing Partner at New Venture Partners
Arrun Kapoor - Managing Director at SJF Ventures
Jim LoGerfo - Co-founder, General Partner at Earthrise Capital
Willem Rensink - GameChanger at Shell International Exploration & Production
The Startup Pitches
John Goscha - Lucidity Lights
Derek Grassman - Kohilo Wind
Alan Rae - ReNew
Paul Schwartz - ThermoLift
James Shomar - Solstice Power
Robert Lumley - KiteFarms
Tinia Pina - Re-Nuble
Gail Busch - Algepower
6:30pm – Pizza, networking and introductions
6:45pm – Investor Feedback Forum – 8 energy and cleantech startups pitch to an investor panel; the panel provides actionable advice for each presentation
8:15pm – Pitch Showdown - audience voting via Twitter; winners announced and prizes awarded
8:30pm – Drinks at nearby location
Graham Lawlor (@generationg), Founder of Ultra Light Startups
Cris DeLuca (@crisdeluca), Founder of Ultra Light Startups Boston
Mary Howard - Design Technologies, NYSERDA, MIT Enterprise Forum
Step change in Energy demand – In coming decades, the world will need huge amounts of energy to support population and economic growth and improve standards of living. We expect the global demand for energy will double by 2050.
Supply will struggle to keep pace – Energy supply from all sources will struggle to keep up with demand. There will be continued dependence on fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal and we will also need rapid growth in renewables.
Environmental stresses are increasing – Energy needs to be produced in environmentally and socially responsible ways. Environmental stresses from producing and using energy are increasing. There is an urgent need for low carbon technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Conventional oil and gas exploration, recovery, and extraction
Non-conventional oil and gas
Alternative and renewable energy (solar, wind, hydrogen, biofuels, geothermal, etc.)
Renewable and bio-based chemicals
Mobility / smart mobility
Energy efficiency / smart grid
Energy finance and trading