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Monday, May 16
 

5:00pm

Power to the People: Changing Energy Choices
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With increasing popularity of solar panels, electric cars, smart thermostats, and more, people have more choices than ever about how they produce and consume energy. Traditional energy company business models are rapidly evolving to keep up with these changes, and innovation at the edges of the grid is happening faster than ever before. This panel will explore innovation in the energy industry and opportunities for clean tech entrepreneurship.

Moderators
avatar for Beth Hartman

Beth Hartman

Project Manager, Incubatenergy Network
Beth is Project Manager of the Incubatenergy Network, www.incubatenergy.org

Speakers
avatar for Brad Davids

Brad Davids

Business Development - Energy Partnerships, Nest Labs
Brad works with electric and gas utilities to design and deliver cost-effective energy efficiency, demand response, and customer engagement programs.
avatar for Bill LeBlanc

Bill LeBlanc

Chief Instigation Agent, E Source
Bill is an energy efficiency expert at E Source, founder of the Association of Energy Service Professionals (AESP) and a stand-up comedian.
avatar for Justin Segall

Justin Segall

Founder of Simple Energy, a Techstars company focused on digital and social channels to motivate people to save energy.


Monday May 16, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Simple Energy Office 1215 Spruce Street, Boulder, Colorado
 
Tuesday, May 17
 

12:00pm

Solar: So Hot Right Now
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Rapidly falling costs and new payment models are leading many more people to consider solar as an energy source, including different solutions such as rooftop solar and community solar gardens. This panel discussion will explore different solar options for a variety of customers from single family home owners and renters to small businesses and large corporations. We will also discuss opportunities to get involved in solar entrepreneurship for both grid-connected solutions and modular solutions more suited for remote locations. 

Moderators
avatar for Beth Hartman

Beth Hartman

Project Manager, Incubatenergy Network
Beth is Project Manager of the Incubatenergy Network, www.incubatenergy.org

Speakers
avatar for Dan Cross-Call

Dan Cross-Call

Manager, Rocky Mountain Institute
Dan works on electric utility strategy, regulatory policy, and community energy strategy in RMI's electricity practice. He's a leader in RMI's Electricity Innovation Lab (eLab), a unique multi-year collaboration of industry leaders to develop, implement, and spread new solutions... Read More →
avatar for David Richardson

David Richardson

Partner, Vision Ridge Partners


Tuesday May 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Wunder 1702 Walnut Street Boulder, CO 80302
 
Wednesday, May 18
 

10:00am

Climate Change: Challenges and Solutions
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With recent record-breaking heat and the accelerating pace of polar ice melting, not to mention the increasingly severe storms, droughts and fires the world has witnessed over the last several years, many of the most dire predictions of climate scientists appear to be occurring even faster than anticipated. Political momentum from the Paris climate talks combined with the rapidly falling costs of clean energy solutions like solar and wind along with bankruptcy in the coal industry have us headed in the right direction, with the main question being how fast we can move. This panel will explore the latest findings in climate change science along with ideas for getting involved in clean energy entrepreneurship. 

Moderators
avatar for Beth Hartman

Beth Hartman

Project Manager, Incubatenergy Network
Beth is Project Manager of the Incubatenergy Network, www.incubatenergy.org

Speakers
avatar for Adam Cahn

Adam Cahn

Adam Cahn is the Founder and CEO of Aquatricity, a power and water control systems | company that he took from concept to customer in under three months. He has 25 | years at five venture-backed startups (one acquired by Microsoft) and two Fortune | 200s in the aerospace, biotech... Read More →
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Michael Elchinger

Project Leader, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Mike Elchinger is a Project Leader in the Project Development and Finance Advisory Group at NREL. For over 10 years Mike has worked on engagements as a project manager and analyst providing economic and financial analysis and advisory on energy projects, both domestically and internationally... Read More →
avatar for Teju Ravilochan

Teju Ravilochan

Co-Founder & CEO, Unreasonable Institute
Teju Ravilochan is co-founder and CEO of Unreasonable Institute, which runs mentorship and training programs for entrepreneurs tackling social and environmental problems around the world. Participating entrepreneurs go through intensive 5-day or 5-week bootcamps to learn to fundraise... Read More →


Wednesday May 18, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Impact Hub Boulder 1877 Broadway #100, Boulder, CO 80302
 
Thursday, May 19
 

5:00pm

Energy Nerd Happy Hour!
Limited Capacity filling up

Come chat about the new Tesla Model 3, the latest office gossip at Nest, and many more exciting and dorky topics with your fellow energy nerds! This happy hour is hosted by energy track sponsor Tendril and occurs right before Ignite.

Core Team
avatar for Beth Hartman

Beth Hartman

Project Manager, Incubatenergy Network
Beth is Project Manager of the Incubatenergy Network, www.incubatenergy.org


Thursday May 19, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Shine 2027 13th Street, Boulder CO 80302
 
Friday, May 20
 

12:00pm

Legal Marijuana: Not So Green?
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Legalized marijuana is green in a few different ways, including the amount of cash generated by the industry, but when it comes to energy use the impacts of growing pot indoors are not quite as environmentally friendly. Growing marijuana indoors requires a huge amount of energy, from not just lighting needs but also heating and cooling along with humidity management. Working with utility energy efficiency programs can sometimes be complicated for these businesses because the product they product remains illegal on a federal level. This panel will explore the energy use challenges of legalized marijuana along with some of the solutions that entrepreneurs in this space are creating. 

Moderators
avatar for Beth Hartman

Beth Hartman

Project Manager, Incubatenergy Network
Beth is Project Manager of the Incubatenergy Network, www.incubatenergy.org

Speakers
avatar for Katie Block

Katie Block

VP of Marketing, Surna, Inc.
Katie is VP of Marketing for Surna, Inc., a technology and manufacturing company focused on bringing energy efficiency to commercial cannabis cultivation.
avatar for Jill Lamoureux

Jill Lamoureux

Jill Lamoureux is a nationally recognized cannabis business expert in Colorado with extensive experience in cultivation, manufacturing and distribution. Jill was the only industry representative to serve on both the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Colorado... Read More →
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Austin Sims

Cultivation Manager, AmeriCanna
Austin has been working in the Colorado cannabis cultivation industry for about five years. He's been involved in some of the largest cultivation operations in the state, seen many changes to the industry and look forward to the future of cannabis.


Friday May 20, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Galvanize 5th Floor, 1035 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302