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Business Boot Camp Highlights Essentials for Cleantech Startups

A Business Boot Camp will offer entrepreneurs in the clean tech and energy efficiency sector advice and best practices in building and growing a successful business. A partnership between the University City Science Center’s Satellite Quorum program and Cleantech Open Northeast, the Business Boot Camp will be held July 30 at the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub headquarters at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia, Penn. The Business Boot Camp will kick off with John Currie, consultant with Wharton SBDC who will cover go-to-market strategies. Roland Olsen, Senior Partner at Hobbs & Towne will follow with an overview of methods and considerations for building a team. Covering legal essentials for startups will be a team from Greenberg Traurig including, Director of Global Emerging Growth Services, Beth Cohen and Shareholders David Gitlin and Marc Davies. The Boot Camp will conclude with a working lunch covering financing options and solutions featuring Ed Greer, Manager of Corporate Venturing at Dow Chemical and Jeff Snellenburg, Executive Director of Mid-Atlantic Angel Group Funds. An expansion of the Science Center’s successful Quorum program, Satellite Quorum offers programming in partnership with the Energy Efficient Buildings (EEB) Hub that plugs entrepreneurs into the clean tech and advanced energy retrofit industries and connects them with the people and resources necessary to grow their startups. As part of the initiative, the Science Center has developed a Satellite Quorum Strategic Partner Alliance, a network of organizations operating in the clean tech/energy efficiency sectors. The Alliance is designed to build awareness of Satellite Quorum and the Strategic Partners’ organizations as well as the Greater Philadelphia Region’s clean tech/AER innovation community as a whole. Satellite Quorum’s Business Boot Camp program partner, Cleantech Open Northeast was the first organization to join the Strategic Partnership. The Cleantech Open runs the world’s largest cleantech accelerator. Its mission is to find, fund and foster entrepreneurs with big ideas that address today’s most urgent energy, environmental and economic challenges. Cleantech Open provides the infrastructure, expertise and strategic relationships that turn clever ideas into successful global cleantech companies. Nationally since 2006, through its one-of-a-kind annual business competition and mentorship program, the Cleantech Open has enabled 727 clean-technology startups to bring their breakthrough ideas to fruition, helped its alumni companies raise over $800M in external capital, and created thousands of green-collar jobs. Cleantech Open Northeast is the regional organization operating the Cleantech Open accelerator program for the six New England statesand New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Business Boot Camp Program Agenda 8-8:30 a.m. Registration & networking 8:30-9:30 a.m. Marketing – John Currie, Wharton SBDC Consultant 9:40-10:40 a.m. Operations/teambuilding – Roland Olsen, Hobbs & Towne 10:45-11:45 p.m. Legal – Beth Cohen, David Gitlin and Marc Davies, Greenberg Traurig 12:00-1:30 p.m. Finance/working lunch – Ed Greer, Dow Chemical and Jeff Snellenburg, Mid-Atlantic Angel Group Funds 1:30 p.m. Adjourn There is no charge for the event which will take place in Building 101, Suite 310 at the Navy Yard, the current home of the EEB Hub. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Online registration is available at: http://cto-2013-bizbootcamp.eventbrite.com/ Read More

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