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"An Evening of Environmental Entrepreneurship" with Yale SOM, F&ES and CBEY at MIT Sloan

March 7–8, 2013

An Evening of Environmental Entrepreneurship Location – MIT Sloan: E51-345. The building is E51, room 345, on the MIT campus. Street address is 77 Memorial Drive the building is at the corner of Memorial Drive & Wadsworth Street. Please click here for a map of the campus. Schedule 6:15 Networking & Appetizers 7:00-8:30pm Program 8:30 Post Event Reception at EVOO Restaurant (350 3rd Street in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA) Come learn about a new generation of early-stage environmental entrepreneurs and discuss the shifting dynamics of investing in environmental products and services. The Yale Center for Business and the Environment, in collaboration with the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Alumni Association, the Yale School of Management Alumni Association and MIT's Sloan Alumni Club of Boston are pleased to present two panel discussions during "An Evening of Environmental Entrepreneurship." In the first panel, two early-stage environmental entrepreneurs from Yale will present their ventures to the audience and share their perspectives on the support that universities currently offer student entrepreneurs in this space. In the second panel, Ralph Earle, Managing Director, Clean Energy Ventures Group and Bill Schnoor, Partner, Goodwin Proctor will lead a discussion on the current state of investment in alternative energy and clean technology and rapidly evolving approaches to investing in environmental products and services. Featured Ventures SilviaTerra LLC provides detailed forest inventories with all the information content of a traditional inventory, but with improved accuracy, speed, and at a significantly lower cost. Shoots LLC markets and sells a line of organic fertilizers that features path breaking research on biophysical responses to amino acid additives. The formula, trademarked "Shoots", promises to be the most advanced and effective commercially available organic fertilizer. Shoots outperforms both organic and chemical fertilizers without harming the surrounding environment through nitrogen runoff and eutrophication. Featured Speakers Bill Schnoor is a partner and co-chair of the firm's Technology Companies Group and one of the leaders of Goodwin Procter's interdisciplinary practice focusing on investments in alternative energy and clean technologies. Ralph Earle is the founder of the Assabet Group, a consulting firm working with market leading companies and financial organizations to catalyze superior financial performance through investments and action on energy efficiency, clean technology, and pollution reduction. Mr. Earle is also a member of the Clean Energy Venture Group, an investment organization with activity in the areas of fuel cells, wind power, clean coal, and energy conservation.

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  • Contact

    Stuart Decew stuart.decew@yale.edu
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