Thursday, March 27, 2014
Time: 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Princeton Public Library Community Room
Come join NRG
and local entrepreneurs to explore the clean tech journey - from the first seeds of innovation to development of full-scale enterprises in the energy sector. Be inspired and amazed by the hopeful inventions being developed here in Princeton. Share your interests while enjoying a free, sustainable breakfast provided by a local eatery.
The thread of the panel discussion is the clean energy journey - on a personal level as well as within and organization. Here in Princeton, there is a lot to be leveraged in terms of university and business collaboration and innovation.
Moderator will be Mauricio Gutierrez, NRG's COO. He will speak briefly about innovative energy solutions and NRG.
Other presenters include:
Kyle Teamey, Liquid Light
Kyle Teamey is the CEO and co-founder of Liquid Light. He developed and incubated the company while an Entrepreneur in Residence at Redpoint Ventures. He has extensive experience in renewable energy and clean technology investments. He also has worked as a consultant to DARPA, assisting in the development of new technologies for the military, including TiGR situational awareness software which was acquired by General Dynamics. He began his professional career as an officer in the U.S. Army, and he is co-inventor on five US patents.
Eden Full, SunSaluter
Eden Full is the inventor of the SunSaluter, a low-cost mechanism that optimizes solar panels while providing clean water for rural, off-grid communities in nine countries. Named one of the 30 under 30 in Forbes' Energy category three years in a row (2012-2014) and Ashoka's Youth Social Entrepreneur of the Year (2012), Eden is a junior in Mechanical Engineering at Princeton University, after taking gap years as a part of the Thiel Fellowship's inaugural class (2011). While at Princeton, Eden helped launch the social innovation movement on campus by starting and curating the very first TEDxPrincetonU in 2010.
Nathan Haley, Comet
Nathan is a co-founder of the Comet project, which seeks to create the world's first cruiser-style production electric motorcycle. Nathan is a student in the Department of Economics at Princeton University. Having been raised in a nomadic family moving between many urban centers in Europe and the United States, he continually finds himself obsessed with the idea of making personal transportation more fun and efficient.
Rob Wisniewski (pending)
AgriArk is a group of craftsmen, architects, engineers, urban pioneers and artists collaborating to create, consult, design and/or build systems that address urban revitalization and rural development through ecological integration, social accessibility and environmental responsibility.
The event is co-sponsored by the Princeton Public Library and Sustainable Princeton