Other Past Events

Guest Speaker – Jenny Li, Director of Operations at SURGE Accelerator

November 2013

SURGE Accelerator is a seed fund and mentor-driven accelerator that identifies, invests in, and enables entrepreneurs who are solving the world’s energy and water problems using capital efficient technology. SURGE supports companies across all industry sectors, including oil & gas, power & utilities, energy efficiency, renewable energy, cleantech, cleanweb and water. SURGE provides entrepreneurs access to world-class (& sometimes world-leading) experts, access to the global energy ecosystem, and access to a variety of capital sources.

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Company Visit – Urban Green Energy
May 2013
Founded in 2008, UGE provides the only comprehensive distributed renewable energy solutions with the necessary versatility, durability and energy security to be implemented across the range of harsh environments our enterprise clients face. Solar and wind complement each other and together with storage technologies and remote monitoring systems address their needs at the nexus of energy cost, security and sustainability. We have designed and created the most durable and versatile wind turbine, and are leading the industry in remote monitoring and control and power electronics. In addition, UGE has developed its proprietary site assessment and planning platform, which has allowed it to deploy solutions in over 70 countries around the world from its headquarters in New York.

Guest Speaker – Richard Sandor, Founder of Chicago Climate Exchange
November 2012
Dr. Sandor gave a first-hand account of his experiences as an inventor of new markets – in interest rates, air and water. Dr. Sandor’s latest book Good Derivatives: A Story of Financial and Environmental Innovation tells the story of the creation of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) and the evolution of related exchanges such as the European Climate Exchange.

The Science Behind Energy Speaker Series
Friday, September 21, 2012, 3 PM – 4:30 PM | SIPA Building, Room 403
The SIPA Energy Association is supporting the launch of a new speaker series entitled “The Science Behind Energy” which offers students concentrating in Energy & the Environment the opportunity to gain a technical perspective on key aspects of the different sources of energy and the technical challenges they face. The first session will be led by Professor Dan Bienstock, of Columbia’s Engineering School, on the topic of Grid Operation. The session will provide an introduction to grid operation with a focus on traditional generation, transmission, distribution as well as smart technologies being developed and implemented.

External Events

Sixth Annual Breakfast Forum on Sustainable Real Estate Development
Keynote Speakers include: Paul Freitag, Managing Director, Jonathan Rose Companies; Jean Savitsky, National Practice Lead, Energy & Sustainability Projects, Jones Lang LaSalle; Lawrence Schnapf, Esq., Principal, Schnapf LLC; Howard Slatkin, Director of Sustainability, NYC Department of City Planning. The event is free. Registration is required. Seating is limited.

Green Tech Monster Conference
Financing, Scaling and Exiting in Clean Tech, the first in the Green Tech Monster event series, will be a day long event featuring investors, acquirers and successful green tech entrepreneurs sharing their perspectives and debating the best ways to succeed in the fast-changing world of clean tech. You can register here for the conference

Net Impact Conference
The Social Enterprise Club is the CBS chapter of Net Impact, so we are excited that the annual Net Impact Conference is coming back to the East Coast this year! We’re hoping that a sizable CBS contingent will head down to Baltimore to learn more about social enterprise issues and meet other professionals, students, and organizations involved in the space. If you plan on attending the conference, please reach out to the Social Enterprise Executive Board