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VERGE | Accelerate
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 1:45 PM to 5:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, CA
You're invited to attend a half-day program of VERGE SF
VERGE Accelerate, presented by Greenstart and GreenBiz Group, is a special track of the VERGE SF conference, bringing together the hottest startups and top venture capitalists in digital cleantech. These leaders are producing disruptive innovation at the intersection of energy, buildings and transportation, aiming to change the world with smart, data-driven technology.
Held on the the main stage at the Intercontinental Hotel, this special, invitation-only opportunity consists of the following:
1:45-2:45pm, Main Stage
Join a lively debate between top venture capital leaders on the future of cleantech. We now live in a post-Solyndra world - does that mean "Cleantech 1.0" is over? If investors are now looking for nimble, innovative startups offering IT and data-intensive business ideas - how can entrepreneurs position themselves to succeed?
Hear a panel of VC’s from top firms like Mohr Davidow, Nth Power and Greenstart on how they're re-evaluating investment trends to generate big wins. Find out what they look for in entrepreneurs, and see if your technology is in these investors' sweet spot.
Josh Green, MDV, President of National Venture Capital Assocation
Rodrigo Prudencio, Nth Power
Mitch Lowe, Greenstart
Moderator: Katie Fehrenbacher, GigaOM
3pm-4pm, Main Stage
Witness a heart-pumping startup pitch battle featuring early-stage ventures with high-growth potential in digital transportation, smart energy systems and collaborative consumption.
Ten startups will offer three-minute pitches in front of a live audience describing their company vision, what market they intend to disrupt and how they plan to execute on their business strategy. Audience voting will determine the winner of the pitch battle.
4:30pm-5pm, Main Stage
Also: See the Unveiling of the VERGE 25 Award Winners
5-6pm, Intercontinental Hotel Ballroom
Mix and mingle with the attendees of VERGE SF at the exclusive cocktail reception.
GreenBiz Group is the world's first and only mainstream media company focused exclusively on sustainability and the competitive edge it brings to businesses. Our focus is on providing resources that help the rapidly growing market of green- minded professionals and institutions succeed and prosper.
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