NREL - National Renewable Energy Laboratory | Industry Growth Forum October 28-29, 2014 | Denver - Colorado
The Industry Growth Forum is the premier event for clean energy startups to maximize their exposure to receptive venture capital, corporate investors, and strategic partners.
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27th Industry Growth Forum: Redesign Energy

Marriott Denver City Center
Denver, CO | October 28-29, 2014

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Welcoming Remarks - Michael B. Hancock
Mayor of Denver

City of Denver and Colorado Welcome
October 28, 2014

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Luncheon Speaker - David Danielson
Assistant Secretary
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Luncheon Address
October 29, 2014

Key Speakers

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Rick Tempchin
Edison Electric Institute
Executive Director, Retail Energy Services

Keynote Address Speaker
October 28, 2014

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Bryan Hannegan
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Associate Lab Director of Energy Systems Integration

Building-to-Grid Integration
October 29, 2014

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Bobi Garrett
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Deputy Laboratory Director

NREL Industry Growth Forum Award Reception
October 29, 2014

Agenda at a Glance

October 28, 2014
8:45–9:00 a.m.:  Opening Remarks 
9:00–12:00 p.m.:  One-on-One Networking 
12:15–1:30 p.m.:  Opening Luncheon & Keynote Address 
2:30–4:45 p.m.:  Company Presentations 
5:00–6:15 p.m.:  Colorado Welcome Reception with NREL Demonstrations 
October 29, 2014
8:15–10:30 a.m.:  Company Presentations 
10:45–12:00 p.m.:  Panel Discussion — Partnerships Redesigned: Innovations in Strategic Sourcing 
1:15–2:15 p.m.:  Concurrent Technology Breakout Sessions
Buildings-to-Grid Integration
Advanced Vehicles
2:30–5:00 p.m.:  Company Presentations 
5:15–7:00 p.m.:  NREL Industry Growth Forum Awards Reception 

We find the NREL Forum to be one of the most 'entrepreneur-friendly' in the sector. While there is significant rigor to the selection and mentoring process, there is also recognition of the collaborative nature of the relationship between companies and investors.


Joyce M. Ferris, Blue Hill Partners, LLC
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