What the Smart Grid means for Startups
By Jeremiah Shackelford on Nov 13, 2009
GreenBeat 2009 will bring together the nation’s 500 leading entrepreneurs, investors, utilities, technology executives, and policymakers to accelerate the development of a leaner, more efficient electrical grid. GreenBeat 2009 will map out the hottest business and technology opportunities the Smart Grid has to offer. Renovating the power grid requires big ideas from start-ups!
The program will feature participation by Al Gore, former Vice
President and Nobel Prize Winner; John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins; Eric
Schmitt of Google and Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures. The program
also features executives from Cisco, Tendril, Oracle, and more. Expect
lively discussion and power networking. The program also includes an
innovation competition that will highlight new technologies and will
explore the financial and investment opportunities afforded by the
stimulus package. More details can be found at www.greenbeat2009.com.
Will Smart Grid and smart metering initiatives change consumer
behavior, and how? How will the more than $4 billion the Obama
Administration has earmarked for Smart Grid make a difference? Which
incentives and policies will speed deployment? Where will the most
disruption take place in this trillion-dollar business that hasn’t
changed for decades? Do startups stand
a chance? Where should they focus? What role will cybersecurity and interoperability play in how
a new, revamped grid takes shape? GreenBeat will get industry leaders’
answers to these questions and more.
We have made arrangements for 30% off the regular rate and you may use the following link and special code to register. http://greenbeat2009.eventbrite.com/?discount=GBSunVIP