February 24, 2010 | Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Webcast begins Wednesday February 24, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST
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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:
- 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.
- 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.
- By working across states to take existing small businesses to scale.
Kimberly de los Santos (formerly 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.
The panel will be moderated by Lesa Mitchell, Vice President of Advancing Innovation, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
The webcast builds on the NGA Center’s State Green Economy Profiles, a series of reports analyzing the scope of green business activity in each state. The in-depth profiles reveal each state’s areas of comparative advantage, promising entrepreneurial activity and opportunities for building partnerships within and across green industry segments.
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Start Date: February 24, 2010
Start Time: 2:00 p.m. EST
End Date: February 24, 2010
End Time: 3:30 p.m. EST
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
The Kauffman Foundation is a sponsor and host for this event.