South Central Cleantech Open Now Accepting Applications
The Cleantech Open Business Accelerator is now accepting applications for their 2017 session! They welcome companies of all stages (from concept to commercialized), with a mission to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems through clean tech and sustainable solutions.
The application period ends at 11:59pm on May 1, 2017. It’s only $150 to apply ($100 for student-led teams), and you can take advantage of one of these discount codes to make it even more affordable:
EARLYBIRD50 for 50% off application fee through April 1.
2017STUDENTAPP for $50 off application fee through May 1.
2017STUDENTPART for $250 off participation fee through June 5.
For more information, please contact Jonathon Blackburn, firstname.lastname@example.org
Month Long Event (march)
Clean Energy Beers is held
Clean Energy Beers is held on the first Monday of every month after work at Uncle Billy’s Brew & Que. Clean Energy Beers started off in April 2009 as an informal extension of Dr. Michael Webber’s office hours at U.T., and has evolved into a regular gathering of those interested and involved in cleantech. Five years later, the monthly tradition is still going strong.
“Clean Energy Beers has no formal agenda – it’s laid-back fun, with only one requirement – you have to like at least one of the following: beer, bar-b-que, or clean energy,” said Dr. Webber.
The event brings together a wide variety of people from Austin’s growing clean energy community. Most months, about 75 people show up for Clean Energy Beers: job hunters looking for work, employers looking for employees, investors looking for inventors, inventors looking for investors, business partners seeking deals, “and people who just like hanging around other people who like energy.”
(Monday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Uncle Billys Brew & Que
1530 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
CleanTX and Webber Energy Group
Energy Thought Summit (ETS) events
Energy Thought Summit (ETS) events bring together the world’s thought leaders to debate the state and future of energy — expect smart dialogue, and an engaging setting on- and offline.
Join Chris Crane, Jessica McDonald, John Hewa, Richard Kauffman, Dean Seavers, Dr. Ellen Williams, and thought leaders from around the globe at Zpryme’s ETS17.
March 27-30 in Austin, Texas.
More details & line-up here.
27 (Monday) - 30 (Thursday)
The Paramount Theatre
713 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Metered Street Parking
Climate change is here. This
- How we build political will with listening in a world of shouting.
- The specifics of Carbon Fee and Dividend Policy and how it decarbonizes the economy without sacrificing prosperity. Specifically, we’ll look at how clean technology industries change in Texas under a carbon tax.
- The current state of climate change legislation in the US Congress.
- The work that needs to be done now in Texas and what lawmakers need to hear to finally move on this issue.
Michael DeChellis, Strategy and Liaison Lead for Texas with Citizens Climate Lobby, will be leading the talk. Mike is a robotics design engineer turned climate policy junkie. He’s a veteran semiconductor equipment design engineer and team lead who has designed systems for memory, logic, LED, power electronics, and solar fabrication. After identifying climate change as a major challenge to prosperity for his kids, he now dedicates most of his free time as Strategy and Liaison Lead for Texas with CCL, a 50,000+ volunteer-driven, non-partisan organization working with all 535 members of Congress to address climate change.
(Tuesday) 11:30 am - 1:00 pm central time
Austin Chamber of Commerce Board Room
535 E 5th St Austin, TX 78701