CleanTech Community Events

AoA Workshop – How Startup Valuation Works | November 1 | Seattle, WA

Many entrepreneurs struggle with having the “valuation” discussion with investors. Given that many startups have no revenue, much less profits, well established quantitative methods simply do not work well. All too often, it feels to the entrepreneur that valuations are just being pulled out of thin air.  Join Yi-Jian Ngo from the Alliance of Angels for an interactive workshop on startup valuation. We will walk thru some practical guidelines and three specific methods that entrepreneurs can use to guide their valuation negotiations.  Noon-1:00 p.m. @ ExtraSlice.  Register here.

Superheroes of Science Lecture Series | November 12 | Tacoma, WA

The Superheroes of Science lecture series takes place at RAIN’s home base, “The Wedge”. In this series, the speakers have interesting and sometimes unexpected backgrounds in the pursuit of cutting edge science. The storytellers unfold the work they’ve done and its importance, fantastic failures and lessons learned, their current work, the future of their field, and war stories from the lab.

November’s features Dr. Hans Jannasch of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute with a talk titled “Brains & Thumbs: Probability and Possibility” Register here.

Pint-Sized Science: Marine Debris | November 13 | Seattle, WA

Please join us this month at Cascade Coffee Works for an evening focused on learning about various types of aquatic debris. Nir Barnea from NOAA’s Marine Debris program will kick off the evening with talking about the issue of macro-debris in our waterways and what the federal response is. Next we will hear from Lyda Harris at UW, who will talk about micro-debris in our waterways and organisms. Next, Marlowe Moser from the University of Puget Sound will show results from community-science programs. We will end the evening hearing about meaningful individual actions you can take to reduce your impact! Arrive around 4:30 to get a good seat and get some good food and drinks; event starts right at 5pm. The event is family friendly, and there are coloring activities for kids. RSVP here.

Dialing back Climate Change with Carbon Farming and Blockchain| November 14 | Seattle, WA

Aggressive action on climate change requires reducing carbon emissions while increasing carbon sequestration, and we won’t be successful without technology, creativity and innovation! The next enthralling episode in the Climate Science on Tap series highlights these cutting-edge efforts. Our panelists will discuss techniques for locking carbon up in soils, the development of a new marketplace for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and the surprising role of blockchain (the technology behind cryptocurrency) in the process. Come for the thought-provoking presentation and Q&A, stay for the delicious beer and inspiring conversation. You won’t leave disappointed! Register here.

Sustainable Future Financing Panel | November 15 | Spokane, WA

Join us during Global Entrepreneurship Week to hear from an expert panel on how to start or grow your business – with a focus on entrepreneurs that are developing technology or providing services in the clean energy, agriculture, recycling/waste management and sustainable product sectors.  Sponsors include Craft3, StartUp SpokaneCleanTech Alliance, and WSU Health Sciences Spokane. Register here.

Clean & Affordable Energy Conference | November 15 | Portland, OR

The conference will feature Oregon’s largest utilities describing their strategies for deep decarbonization, followed by a panel discussion of how energy storage technologies can change the Northwest electric system. Then, conference speakers will explore how we can make energy efficient buildings and their benefits available to all – and improve community outcomes related to housing stability and economic development.  The conference will address how carbon pricing, capacity markets, and broader regional market coordination can help the Bonneville Power Administration remain financially strong and fully committed to its fish and wildlife responsibilities and all public interest obligations. Finally, we’ll have a reception honoring leaders in clean and affordable energy in the Northwest.  The Coalition is also hosting the Next Level Energy Efficiency Workshop, the day before, on Nov. 14th, 2018 in Portland. Register for both and save $70!

Beyond BIM – Technology Enabled Lean Construction Processes | November 28 | Seattle, WA

Join us on November 28th to hear our expert panel discuss technology enabled productivity improvements during construction. Topics will include connecting the project schedule to the building model, geo-tagging project documents and the use of augmented reality at project sites. You will even get a behind the scenes look at what make venture-backed startups tick. Register here.

The Future of Climate Policy After I-1631 | November 28 | Mercer Island, WA

Co-hosted by CleanTech Alliance, Audubon, Low Carbon Prosperity Institute.  The purpose of the event is to understand the election results, engage in a constructive post-election dialog, set up a framework for the 2019 legislative session.  Anyone with a stake in this issue will want to attend for what will certainly be a lively discussion.  At the Mercer Island Community & EventCenter, 8236 Southeast 24th Street, Mercer Island.  More information here.

OEN & OTBC Workshop: Startup 411 – How to Start your Startup | November 28 | Hillsboro, OR

Got an idea for a startup, but don’t know where to start? This workshop, held jointly by OEN and OTBC, will provide you with:

  • A checklist of where to get started
  • A review of common mistakes entrepreneurs make and how to avoid them
  • An overview of startup funding options (and realities)
  • An overview of resources available to entrepreneurs
  • Answers to some of the basic questions that always come up, including protecting your idea, finding co-founders, and more!

Boxed lunch and beverages included. Register here

G-STIC 2018 | November 28-30 | Brussels 

G-STIC, the Global Science, Technology & Innovation Conference series, focuses on integrated technological solutions that help accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Its first edition, G-STIC 2017, initiated the process of facilitating the upscaling of integrated technological solutions that can be put in practice in different regions of the world. G-STIC 2018 takes a new leap forward, inviting companies to showcase their engagement towards the implementation of the SDGs and demonstrate their leadership in sustainable development.

A powerful transformation: A revolution of change in the electric industry| November 29 | Seattle, WA

The electric industry is in the midst of a revolution, with change affecting all segments of the industry. As a regulator of electricity companies, the Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) is working to update its practices and rules to meet the needs of customers and utilities. This will ensure that services are available at fair and reasonable rates and utilities are able to raise sufficient capital to invest in necessary improvements. Just as state utility regulators across the U.S. must understand the impacts of these changes on utilities, it is critical for civil and environmental engineers to understand how these changes will influence the design of utility investments in electricity infrastructure. Featuring Ann Rendahl. Register here.

E8 Winter Showcase | December 11 | Woodinville, WA

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Networking
5:30 pm – 5:45 pm Portfolio Company Introductions
5:45 pm – 7:30 pm Networking
**Appetizers & Spirits Available Throughout The Evening**

More soon.

Value of Biogas West | January 15 – 16 | Vancouver, BC

The 2019 Value of Biogas West Conference will begin with a half-day Biogas Operator’s Forum. Hear first-hand what it is like to operate a biogas plant from actual biogas plant owners. In the afternoon attendees will have the opportunity to visit the Surrey Biofuel Facility in Surrey, or Fraser Valley Biogas in Abbotsford. The day will conclude with a Networking Reception. The second day consists of a full program, including sessions on biogas/RNG challenges and opportunities, innovations and developments, case studies, research and development, digestate management and more. 2019 Value of Biogas West is anticipated to attract more than 200 attendees from government, industry, agriculture, waste management, utilities, academics, and more. Make sure to register for 2019 Value of Biogas West by November 30th to benefit from our early bird rate and save $150! Register now.

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