Cleantech & Washington: Making Sense of it All

There was a time, not too long ago, when readers railed against any mention of politics or government in this space. “They have nothing to do with investing,” was the common gripe (often followed by something about how I was to the left of Castro). Such complaints have since disappeared, of course, since government has become the equal third leg of a stool that once was tilted toward buyers and sellers.

Nowhere is that more true than in the burgeoning cleantech space, where issues of government funding and regulation often are central to a startup’s business strategy.

With that in mind, I’m pleased to announce the first-ever peHUB event to include actual content (don’t worry, there will still be plenty of time for boozing and schmoozing):

Cleantech & Washington: Making Sense of it All

The event takes place on the evening of October 27, at the Boston offices of law firm Bingham McCutcheon. We’ll begin with some late afternoon cocktails, followed by a panel discussion that will include:

* David Brown: Partner & General Counsel, C Change Investments
* Nick d’Arbeloff: Executive Director, New England Clean Energy Council
* Pat Cloney: Executive Director, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
* Rob Day: Partner, Black Coral Capital
* Scott DePasquale: Principal & Executive-in-Residence, Braemar Energy Ventures
* Barry Direnfeld: Partner, Bingham & McCutcheon

Yours truly will do the moderating duties. Following the panel, you’ll have plenty more time to network with local cleantech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, attorneys and assorted hangers-on.

Tickets are just $75 if you get yours before September 12. Please go here to register.