Clean Tech Month at Columbia Business School
February 2010
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CleanTech Month 2009
Clean Tech Month is an event series running in February 2009, jointly sponsored by Columbia Business School 's Energy Club, Green Business Club and PE/VC Club. It aims to provide the many members of our clubs interested in the clean tech and renewables space with opportunities for in-depth learning and industry exposure.

Schedule of Events

(click through for detailed information and RSVPs)

February 4th, Wednesday, Dinner with Peter D. Mandelstam, Founder and President, Bluewater Wind - an offshore wind developer

February 5th, Thursday 5:45pm, Japan's Solar and Wind Ambitions: How Promising is the U.S. Market? A Panel Discussion with:

  • David Kaltsas, Executive Vice President, Distributed Power Group, SunWize Technologies, Inc.
  • Christopher Stolarski , Senior Vice President , Mizuho Corporate Bank., Ltd.
  • Gen Hajime Ito, President, Japan External Trade Organization
  • Geoffrey Heal , Paul Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Business Responsibility, Columbia Business School
  • Hugh Patrick , Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business ; R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus, Columbia Business School

February 6th, Friday, CURES: BP Solar

February 10th, Tuesday 12:30 - 2pm, Uris 140, "The Landscape of Investing in Clean Tech," Seminar with Russell Diamond '98, Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Solution Capital Partners, a CleanTech-focused Fund of Funds

February 10th, Tuesday 6pm-7:30pm, Uris 329, "CleanTech: The Future Under Obama" with Michael Levi , Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, Council on Foreign Relations

February 12th, Thursday 6:00 - 9:00 pm in Calder Lounge, Pre-Happy Hour Mixer and Green Pitchfest with students from Engineerin, SIPA, and Law

Feburary 17th, Tuesday 7pm - 8:30pm, Cleantech Seminar with Jason Aramburu, Founder and Technology Developer, Ecovolve - a waste-to-energy technology company

February 24th, Tuesday 12:30 - 2pm, Networking Lunch with Michael Conti from New Energy Finance.  RSVP by email invitation.

February 25th, Wednesday 6-8pm, Uris 333, The Future of Green Industries

A Panel Discussion with:

  • Mr. Alain Begun, Associate Publisher of Marketing,
  • Mr. Phil Sharkey, Director/Portfolio Manager, Wealth Management at Guggenheim Investment Advisors
  • Mr. Jed Emerson, Managing Director for Integrated Performance, Uhuru Capital Management
  • Ms. Greta Palmer , Managing Director, GreenDog Marketing

Moderated by: Nora Simpson, Vice President, RWD Executive Search

Reserve a seat:

February 26th, Thursday, Dinner with In Seon Hwang , Managing Director, Warburg Pincus, Registration details via email invitation.

Questions? Contact Andrew Russakoff

Clean Tech Month is brought to you by: