Spurring Business Startups and Innovation in Clean Technology

Live Webcast – Spurring Business Startups and Innovation in Clean Technology

Hosted by the Kauffman Foundation and the National Governors Association’s Center for Best Practices
Wednesday February 24, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST

Governors
across the country are looking for ways to build their economy by
supporting new businesses and spurring entrepreneurship—newly created
companies and young startups are the primary drivers of job creation in
the United States. At the same time, they are looking for ways to build
opportunities in emerging industries such as clean energy, a sector in
which sound state policy is a necessary precursor for business growth.
This webcast will feature three ways in which states can use existing
scientific and business talent to spur the creation of new clean energy
companies:

(1) By providing scientists and engineers with the skills and knowledge they need to start companies.

        Andrew Hargadon,
Center for Entrepreneurship, University of California, Davis, will
discuss the Green Technology Entrepreneurship Academy, a one-week
business development intensive that teaches science and
engineering students and faculty how to commercialize research and
start new ventures.

(2) By transitioning entrepreneurs and executives from other high-tech sectors into the green energy sector.

        Peter Rothstein,
New England Clean Energy Council, will discuss the Clean Energy
Fellowship Program, an entrepreneurial development program that rapidly transitions experienced entrepreneurs and executives into the region’s clean energy sector.

(3) By working across states to take existing small businesses to scale.

        Kimberly Loui,
Arizona State University, will present the soon-to-be launched Energy
Innovation Network, which aims to catalyze interaction between states
and other stakeholders to create the conditions necessary for the growth of existing startups in clean energy.

To view webcast check back here
Wednesday February 24, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST
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Event Information:
Start Date: February 24, 2010
Start Time: 2:00 p.m. EST
End Date: February 24, 2010
End Time: 3:30 p.m. EST

Event Location:
Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Kauffman Foundation role:
The Kauffman Foundation is a sponsor and host for this event.