Cleantech Heavy-Hitters Dinner and Discussion

April 2011
T3 Advisors

Andrija Markovic - FotoliaT3 Advisors (David Bergeron, @d_bergeron and Rimi Chakraborty, @RimiChakra), along with Kleiner Perkins (David Wells) and Mintz Levin (Tom Burton) hosted an intimate evening with Boston-area cleantech executives to share thoughts on the market today, predictions for the future of energy (and of the Red Sox), and great food!

“It takes a village” was the theme of the evening.  T3, Kleiner Perkins and Mintz Levin brought together representatives from all corners of the cleantech universe.  Startup up-and-comers, Vanessa Green (CEO, OnChipPower), Zack Anderson (CEO, Levant Power) and Jacob Silber (VP Finance, BluHomes), Rockstar public execs Tim Healy (CEO, EnerNOC) and Mike Rubino (former CFO of A123, now CFO at Digital Lumens) as well as private company execs prepping for big growth and success Jim Sheehan (CFO, Ember) and Wayne Davis (Co-Founder, Harvest Power).  Bill Aulet (Managing director of the MIT Entrepreneurship Center) and Pat Clooney (Executive Director, MassCEC) rounded out the group providing the University and Government perspectives.

Discussions ranged from the future of the “next big thing” to stories about unicycles the south pole and politics.

There was consensus among the group that collaboration is the key to innovation and working together New England will stand a much better chance is in the global cleantech marketplace than going at it alone.

At the end of the day, the Boston clean-tech community is a tight-knit group comprised of some of the brightest minds any industry has to offer.  It was a pleasure co-hosting the event with our friends at Kleiner Perkins and Mintz Levin and we look forward to doing it again soon.