VERGE Accelerate

Tuesday, November 13, 1:45pm - 4:00pm, Intercontinental Hotel San Francisco

Presented by Greenstart and GreenBiz Group, VERGE Accelerate is a half-day program and pitch competition bringing together the top venture capitalists and hottest digital cleantech startups at the intersection of energy, buildings and transportation technologies. 

Attendees of VERGE Accelerate get to participate in:

Join a lively debate among leading venture capital leaders on the future of cleantech. We now live in a post-Solyndra world - does that mean "Cleantech 1.0" is over? (If so, what is "Cleantech 2.0"?) If investors are now looking for nimble, innovative startups offering IT and data-intensive business ideas, how can entrepreneurs position themselves to succeed?

Hear a panel of VCs from top firms like Mohr Davidow, Nth Power and Greenstart on how they're re-evaluating investment trends to generate big wins.  Find out what they look for in entrepreneurs, and see if your technology is in these investors' sweet spot.

Confirmed panelists: 

Josh Green
President of National Venture Capital Assocation, MDV

Cleantech is a cross-discipline practice that includes a wide range of startups including those focused on Lithium production, biochemicals, and LED lighting.   Read more…

Mitch Lowe
Founder / Managing Partner , Greenstart

Mitch is a serial entrepreneur and the founder and managing partner of Greenstart.   Read more…

Rodrigo Prudencio
Partner, Nth Power

Rodrigo Prudencio is a Partner at Nth Power, a venture capital firm focused on funding startup companies in energy technologies, materials and other related businesses. Rodrigo is responsible for leading the firm’s investments in companies such as FirstFuel Software, Hara Software and Terrapass.   Read more…

Witness a heart-pumping startup pitch battle featuring early-stage ventures with high-growth potential in digital transportation, smart energy systems and collaborative consumption.

Ten startups will offer five-minute pitches in front of a live audience, describing their company vision, what market they intend to disrupt and how they plan to execute on their business strategy. The audience will choose who gets to pitch on the main stage at VERGE immediately after!

Confirmed startups: 

All VERGE Accelerate participants gain admission to the VERGE SF Closing Keynote, held at the Intercontinental Hotel grand ballroom.  The keynote panel features pioneers in sustainable mobility, with CEOs from SideCar, Scoot Networks and Lit Motors.

Mix and mingle with the attendees of VERGE SF at an exclusive cocktail reception at the Intercontinental Hotel.