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Funding 101: Pathways to Funding Your Clean Tech Startup

April 11 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm

at Greentown Labs

Free - $35

While bootstrapping may be preferred, some businesses are almost impossible to launch and grow without capital. From angel & VC investments to crowdfunding, SBIR grants and debt financing, opportunities for funding seem endless… and confusing.

Join The Capital Network & Cleantech Open Northeast for lunch with a veteran panel of experts from the Angel, Venture Capital, Crowdfunding, SBIR and Banking worlds who will compare and contrast the many ways you can fund your Clean Tech startup. The discussion will address common questions including:

  • What are the best funding options for growing my business?
  • At what stage should I go after external funding?
  • How much money should I ask for?
  • What metrics do I need to show to ask for funding?
  • Does ‘NO’ mean ‘maybe later?’

If you are an entrepreneur or investor looking for early stage Clean Tech companies, then you do NOT want to miss this event! Food & Networking post-discussion.

Wanda Reindorf

Wanda Reindorf

Clean Energy Venture Group

Wanda Reindorf is the Managing Director of the Clean Energy Venture Group and is an experienced executive who has been a CFO and business consultant with VC backed start-ups through public companies. She has worked with energy companies in the areas of energy efficiency, utilities, renewable energy, smart grid, demand response and energy services, and was involved in developing early solar power plants. She brings 20 plus years of expertise in strategy, operations and finance with extensive global experience.

Wanda is actively involved in the clean energy field in addition to advisory and investment activities. She co-chairs the Workforce Development Committee for the New England Clean Energy Council, has been appointed by Governor Patrick to the Workforce Investment Board representing the Clean Energy sector, is on the Advisory Board of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness, and received the Clean Energy Leadership Award by the New England Clean Energy Council.

Russ Landon

Russ Landon

North Capital Advisors & BML Securities

Russ Landon is the Managing Director and Co-Founder at North River Capital Advisors and BML Securities. North River Capital Advisors provides investment banking, financial advisory & strategic consulting services in the Energy and Resource Technologies industry. BML Securities is a FINRA-Licensed Broker/Dealer specializing in corporate financing and M&A advisory services to middle market companies. Russ is also a board member at the North East Clean Energy Council and was previously the Managing Director & Sector Head of the Clean Technology Group for Key Bank Capital Markets.

Teresa Nelson

Teresa Nelson

The Impact Seat and Simmons College

Dr Teresa Nelson is a Founding Principal of The Impact Seat, a knowledge bank and consulting service working for inclusive innovation. Teresa is also a Council Member for the National Women’s Business Council , a 15 member policy and research Council advising the President, Congress and the Small Business Association (SBA) on issues of business in the U.S. Policy interests: high growth entrepreneurship, science and technology policy, under-represented groups, incubators and accelerators, commercialization of science, household entrepreneurship, and capital access including innovative vehicles. Teresa is also a member of the Scientific Committee, Women Equity Growth at Bryan, Garnier & Co.

Nate Raymond

Nate Raymond

Co-Founder & CEO at Solbid

Nate Raymond is the Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer of SolBid, Inc. SolBid is a commercial solar energy design and procurement company that simplifies the ways business go solar. Nate comes from 15 yrs of professional business development and business management experience. In 2003 Nate created his first venture, an auto parts e-commerce store followed by his second venture, a Florida commercial & residential real estate financing company. After his success in the financing space, Nate spent 8 yrs as a Sr. Business Development Professional at a world-renowned corporate consulting firm where he developed c-level relationships across Fortune 1000 companies and assisted in initiating over $30mn in sales. Nate holds his PV system design and installation certificate from Solar Living Institute and holds his NABCEP associate certification. Nate is also an alum from the CleanTech NE TDP program.

Moderator: Nick Bliamptis

Moderator: Nick Bliamptis

Business Strategy Mentor @ Cleantech Open NE & MIT Entreprise Forum

Nick Bliamptis is the President of Facet Executive Search, a boutique executive search firm specializing in the recruitment of senior level executives and key strategic technical personnel.  In addition to being a serial entrepreneur himself, Nick has played a role in helping launch over 20 startups. Since 2008 he has been mentoring teams in the “Cleantech Open,” and more recently in the “MIT Enterprise Forum.” Previously he held product marketing and corporate marketing management positions at several firms which provided semiconductor design software and services including Cadence Design Systems.

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April 11
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Free - $35
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