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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Green Technology Entrepreneurship Academy - APPLY NOW

If you have a green idea, which you want to bring out from an academic lab and bounce it off some entrepreneurs, angles and VCs, then GTEA is the place to be. This is one of the best workshops where you meet many like minded individuals, learn the ropes of entrepreneurship from the very basics in an intense 1 week program and get to meet with several angles and VCs face to face and see it from their perspective. With the sponsorship and the excellent organization they provide, if you are an early stage entrepreneur you can not have a better week working on your idea. So read the information below and apply right away with the simple online application. Get the kick start you need. Good luck!

Green Technology Entrepreneurship Academy
June 28 - July 2, 2010 @ the Tahoe Center for Environmental Science
Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Moving Sustainable Technologies Out of the Lab and into the World

The one-week intensive academy is open to science and engineering senior undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and faculty working on research in green technologies. The academy combines seminars and networking sessions in an innovative format to help you learn how to commercialize your technology.

Why You Should Attend:

* learn to communicate the broader potential impact of your research
* explore commercial opportunities surrounding your technology
* develop a network of professionals in clean tech who can help mentor and connect you as you move forward with your career or new venture.

Accepted applicants receive fellowships to cover room, board and tuition. Open to applicants from national and international universities.

It is taught by venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, faculty, industry executives and angel investors from across the country that serve as mentors as well as guest faculty, providing participants with the knowledge and networks needed for taking the next steps toward commercialization. Previous GTEA mentors and faculty included leaders from DFJ Frontier, Element, Mohr Davidow Ventures, DMC, Nth Power, Sierra Angels, Morrison and Foerster, Pillsbury, NIEHS, USDA, National Instruments, NIREC, Pacific Gas & Electric, Sempra Utilities, Edison International, CalCEF Angel Fund, and Chevron Energy Solutions.

Apply online by May 14, 2010 >>

Sponsored by Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy (NIREC), Chevron, PG&E and Superfund Research Program. Presented by the UC Davis Center for Entrepreneurship.

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