Navigation Links
Speaker, judges set for Global Venture Challenge
Date:3/12/2008

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 12, 2008 -- Noted green energy entrepreneur K.R. Sridhar will be the keynote speaker at this years Global Venture Challenge, a business competition and venture forum to be held April 2-4 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The focus of this years event is on energy-related technologies and companies including the bioenergy, energy efficiency and power generation sectors.

Sridhar, CEO of Bloom Energy, is developing a fuel cell with an eye on the distributed-energy industry. Last year, CNNMoney.com tagged his company one of 10 next disruptor startups, and Sridhar has been cited by a number of major financial and news publications in regard to next-generation energy issues. Prior to founding the company, Dr. Sridhar was a professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering as well as director of the Space Technologies Laboratory at the University of Arizona.

The Global Venture Challenge will feature an Idea to Product Competition, in which 17 interdisciplinary teams of students from universities, along with one high school team, will pitch their business ideas oriented around technologies to help solve the world's growing energy problems. Team submissions will be judged by diverse panels of energy executives, venture capitalists, legal experts, researchers and entrepreneurs. The winning team will receive a $25,000 cash prize.

Coupled with the competition will be the Energy Venture Showcase in which start-up companies will present their energy-related technologies to a panel of leading venture capital investors from across the country. This year, business competition judges and VC representatives will include firms representing $6 billion under management. Attendees will include Mohr Davidow Ventures, Battelle Ventures and Innovation Valley Partners, Lux Capital, Agile Equities, Flagship Ventures and Meritus Ventures.


'/>"/>

Contact: Larisa Brass
brasslm@ornl.gov
865-574-4163
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Pew Institute teams with Chantecaille Cosmetics to protect global marine life
2. Smithsonian announces Global Forest Carbon Research Initiative
3. Will global warming increase plant frost damage?
4. Destruction of Sumatra forests driving global climate change and species extinction
5. U-M researchers release most detailed global study of genetic variation
6. Global Biopact on biofuels can bring benefits to both rich and poor nations
7. Adapting local ecosystems can soften impact of global climate change
8. Map is first to track global human influences on ocean ecosystems
9. Global trade in tiger shrimp threatens environment
10. Studying rivers for clues to global carbon cycle
11. Antarctic expedition provides new insights into the role of the Southern Ocean for global climate
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/22/2016)... PROVO and SANDY, Utah ... (NSO), which operates the highest sample volume laboratory in ... Tute Genomics and UNIConnect, leaders in clinical sequencing informatics ... the launch of a project to establish the informatics ... NSO has been contracted by the ...
(Date:3/18/2016)... -- --> --> Competitive ... Unmanned Vehicles, Physical infrastructure and Perimeter Surveillance & Detection Systems ... security market and the continuing migration crisis in the ... has led visiongain to publish this unique report, which ... defence & security companies in the border security market ...
(Date:3/15/2016)... ALBANY, New York , March 15, 2016 ... a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Digital ... Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2023," the global digital ... at US$ 731.9 Mn in 2014 and is forecast to ... to 2023. Growth of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... ... Proove Biosciences, Inc. , the commercial and research leader in personalized pain ... partnership is designed to advance research in pain genetics in an effort to bring ... new agreement, researchers at Proove Biosciences are able to collaborate with Luda Diatechnko, MD, ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... Nutrafol®, a first-to-market smart-supplement for ... and stress related hair loss. With patent-pending formulas for both female hair loss ... in the medical and salon channels nationwide. , Dermatologists, Plastic Surgeons and ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... Flagship ... Dr. Nancy Gillett to its Board of Directors. Dr. Gillett recently retired from ... Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer. A board-certified veterinary pathologist, Dr. Gillett ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... According to world renowned prostate cancer surgeon, ... patients traditionally had two main treatment options: surgery or radiation. Based on a patient’s ... New technology has enabled doctors to administer higher doses of radiation to ...
Breaking Biology Technology: