|9th Annual Nanotechnology and Sustainability Venture Forum – Presenting Companies Announced|
Nano Breakthroughs in energy, medicine, clean tech and commercial products
Event Date: Thursday, February 18, 2010, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Rice University, McNair Hall, Jones Graduate School of Business
Click Here to Register – Discounted early-registration ends Monday, Feb. 15 http://alliance.rice.edu/alliance/Nano_2010_call1.asp
Register now to attend one of the largest Nanotechnology Venture Forums in the US!
The Rice Alliance and Smalley Institute are pleased to announce the 20 promising nanotechnology start-up companies have been hand-picked to present at this year’s nanotechnology venture forum with breakthrough applications in energy, life sciences, clean technology, and advanced materials..
Promising Nanotechnology Start-up Companies
Continental Carbon Nanotechnologies
FibeRio Technology Corporation
Lighten the Load
Solterra Renewable Technologies
These companies will join three of the world’s leading venture capitalists and four of the world’s leading researchers to discuss the potential of nanotechnology for alleviating the world’s energy crisis, providing cleaner air and cleaner water, and improving healthcare and medicine.
Vice President, Venrock
Matthew is a Vice President at Venrock, one of the pioneer venture capital firms founded by the Rockefeller family. Venrock has over $2.2 billion under management. Matthew focuses on breakthrough energy, environmental, and materials technologies. Prior to Venrock, Matthew was President and Co-Founder of Lux Research, the preeminent advisory services firm for nanotechnology and science-driven innovation.
Founding & Managing General Partner, Lux Capital Management
Josh is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Lux Capital Management focusing on investments in the physical and life sciences. Josh is also the author of the Forbes/Wolfe Emerging Tech Report. Lux Capital was one of the earlier venture capital firms to realize the commercial potential of nanotechnology. Josh manages Lux's investments in Nanosys, Cambrios, Siluria and serves on the Board of Directors of Kurion, Silicon Clocks, Crystal IS and Lux Research.
Pearl Chin, PhD
Managing Director, Seraphima Ventures
Pearl is Managing Director of Seraphima Ventures, a venture capital firm that focuses on nanotechnology with offices in Silicon Valley, New York, London, and other offices. She is former President and Research Fellow of the Foresight Nanotech Institute, the leading nanotechnology think tank in the U.S. She specializes in high-tech businesses and nanotechnology investment. Pearl is on the Board of Directors of Biophage Pharma, a Canadian biotech company focusing on phage therapies.
Promising, Leading Edge Applications of Nanotechnology:
Life Science and Nanoshells - Naomi Halas, PhD
Energy - Andrew R. Barron, PhD
Electronics and Energy - Enrique V. Barrera, PhD
Water Purification and Reuse - Pedro Alvarez, PhD
- Hear about the latest trends and advances in Nano energy, medical, commercial products and clean tech
- Learn about today’s real applications of nanotechnology
- Better understand investment opportunities in nanotechnology
- Learn how nanotechnology will change our lives and shape the future of business
- Hear from 20 of the most promising nanotechnology companies
The most promising early-stage Nanotechnology companies have been hand-picked to present and showcase their new venture to an audience of more than 400 venture capitalists, early-stage investors, successful entrepreneurs, academic and business leaders. Attendees will benefit from networking and learning opportunities.
Cost to attend:
$75: non-members and members of the general public (early registration by February 15th deadline)
No charge: 2009-2010 Rice Alliance Members and full-time Rice faculty/staff/students
$85: Walk-up Registration
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Membership: Current members of the Rice Alliance can attend this Forum and other events throughout the year at no cost. Half-price memberships now available with corporate membership starting at $250 and individual membership for $85. To join as a member, you can email, call, or join online: click here. Membership runs through June 30, 2010.
Underwritten by: Winstead
Co-hosted by: Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology at Rice University
Funding Provided by: Rice Center for Biological & Environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
BusinessMakers Radio Show
Houston Business Journal
Greater Houston Partnership
Houston Technology Center
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