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 Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)
Invites you to a business luncheon


 
Why Clean Energy Will Win:
Technologies That Can Change The World


Wednesday, March 29, 2017   |  12:00 PM - 2:00 PM  |  Boston, MA

 




Jed Swan, CEO, 7AC Technologies
7AC is commercializing a revolutionary HVAC technology that can drastically cut heating and cooling energy costs and radically improve de-humidification performance.>

Ben Polito, President & CEO, Pika Energy
Pika Energy provides grid-optional clean power that easily combines solar PV and storage and enables buildings to collect, store, sell, or self-consume energy.


Tom Pincince, President & CEO, Digital Lumens
Digital Lumens, the market leader in intelligent LED lighting, provides lighting solutions, with a game-changing approach to the commercial and industrial lighting market.
 

Despite a tough policy landscape at the federal level, clean energy will fuel the next wave of the global economy, beating traditional fossil fuels in cost, investment dollars, and jobs. The companies represented on this panel will likely play a significant role in the clean energy revolution.   Please join E2, our distinguished panel and moderator Daniel Goldman, E2 co-founder, to learn more about these remarkable companies and their technologies.  
 
 


Wednesday, March 29, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

 
Mintz Levin
1 Financial Center
Boston, MA 02111

Fee
E2  members: No Charge
Non-members & guests: $30

Invitation is non-transferable
 
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Lunch will be available
All registered attendees will be sent confirmation and directions
the week prior to the event.  Contact ying@e2.org if you have questions.
 
About the Speakers:
 
Daniel Goldman, the moderator of this panel, has over 25 years of energy industry operational and investment experience. In 2005, he co-founded Clean Energy Venture Group, one of the most active early-stage clean energy investors. Until recently, he was president and CFO of GreatPoint Energy, a clean energy gasification company. Previously, Mr. Goldman was a co-founder and partner at New Energy Capital, a clean energy-focused private equity fund. Mr. Goldman holds advisory and board roles including board of directors/observer at Lionano, REsurety, Quidnet Energy, 7AC Technologies and Zagster; member of the strategic advisory board of Asia Environmental Partners, a Hong Kong-based private equity firm; and member of the board and executive committee of the Northeast Clean Energy Council. He received a B.S. from Cornell and an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and is a board member at Cornell’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. He lives in Newton, MA and is a competitive masters’ road cyclist and triathlete.
 
Tom Pincince, President and CEO of Digital Lumens, is responsible for overall strategy and management of Digital Lumens. Prior to joining the company, Tom was President, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Brix Networks, a global provider of converged service assurance solutions that was acquired by EXFO to serve as the foundation for its service assurance market entry. Previously, Tom was the Founder of New Oak Communications, a pioneering leader in Virtual Private Network (VPN) switches, which was subsequently acquired by Bay Networks (now Nortel Networks) to create the Contivity Extranet Switch product family. Before starting New Oak, Tom was an industry analyst, serving as Director of Forrester Research’s Network Strategy Service, where he focused on the commercial use of the Internet, and defined the market for corporate intranets and the possibilities of private data services over the public Internet. Earlier in his career, he held marketing and engineering positions of increasing responsibility at several Boston-area technology companies. Tom serves on the Board of Trustees of the Boston Museum of Science. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Neural Science from Brown University, where he was also a founding board member of the Brown Entrepreneurship Program.
 
Ben Polito, President and CEO of Pika Energy, has been building clean energy technology since his high school days on an island farm in Maine, beyond the reach of grid power. Ben was the lead mechanical engineer on the team that developed the groundbreaking Skystream small wind turbine. Prior to launching Pika Energy, Ben built the east coast office of GreenMountain Engineering, a design consulting firm serving clean technology startups, and served on the founding team of 1366 Technologies, where he developed texturing methods for high-efficiency silicon solar cells. He holds patents and patents-pending on technology ranging from implantable medical devices to algae biofuels to solar cells. Ben earned a mechanical engineering degree from MIT, where he developed 3D printers, built autonomous submarines, and worked on Eink, the display technology of the Amazon Kindle.
 
Jed Swan, CEO of 7AC Technologies, joined the company as interim CEO after serving on the Board of Directors for two years. Jed is the Founder and Managing Partner of Drydock Ventures, a boutique Private Equity and Venture Capital firm based in Boston. Prior to founding Drydock Ventures, Jed worked in the Investment Management Division of Goldman Sachs. He has extensive operational, management, and deal experience working in a variety of roles at The Swan Group, an international conglomerate of manufacturing and distribution businesses in the HVAC and Water Systems Industries, where he worked for over ten years. Recently, Jed has been an active investor in, and advisor to, a number of technology, industrial, environmental and media businesses including: Fire Suppression Systems, Equator Environmental, Artaic Innovative Mosaic, QM Power, Teton Gravity Research and PointVerde International. Jed received a BA in English from Georgetown University and a MBA from the Boston University School of Management. He is on the Board of the Bessie Tart Wilson Initiative for Children and is active with several Georgetown University alumni organizations.
 
 About the Organizers:
 
Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) is a national community of business people who believe in protecting the environment while building economic prosperity. Working with NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), E2 serves as a champion on the economic side of good environmental policy by taking a reasoned, economically sound approach to environmental issues. E2 works at both the state and national levels through its bipartisan efforts. Please visit our website at: www.e2.org.
 

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