Fall is always the time of year for the Clean Energy Venture Summit, October 14-15 at the incredible AT&T Conference Center on the campus of UT. This summit provides clean energy technology companies and entrepreneurs a venue for presenting their innovations to venture capitalists, angel investors and strategic investors that currently invest in clean energy, along with experts from Austin Energy, corporate partners, utility executives and government leaders. This year’s theme “Bringing the Smart Grid to Life” directly relates to efforts from the Pecan Street Project. The Pecan Street Project (PSP) is Austin’s city-wide clean energy laboratory, the largest in the nation, and the only place where researchers and entrepreneurs can come to develop, test and implement the smart grid.
Eighteen companies will be giving 5-minutes pitches to a panel of judges. The top 5 will be given the chance for a 10-minute pitch, and will have Q&A with the judges. Some of the venture investors coming this year include Battery, G51, Accel, S3, DFJ Mercury, and NEA to name a few.
If you’re into CleanTech, this is the event in Central Texas each year.