Steve Socolof moderated a NJ EDA Roundtable: New Jersey’s Clean Tech Innovation Ecosystem: What Role Should Big Corporates Play on December 5, 2019. Many important technological advances in cleantech have been the work of startup companies and research universities. Large, well established companies also play a very substantial—if less well publicized—role as innovators in the field. The roundtable explored the cleantech contributions global companies are making here in New Jersey, and ways in which they may be able to play an even larger role in the state’s cleantech innovation ecosystem. Panel included Keally DeWitt, Sr. Director, Marketing and Public Policy, GAF Energy (Parsippany), Eric Breese, Venture Capital Investment Director, Evonik Inc. (Parsippany), Doug Kushnerick, Sr. Scientific Advisor, ExxonMobil Research (Clinton and Paulsboro), and Keryl Cosenzo, Head, Government Research Programs, Siemens Corporate Technology (Princeton)
Moderator: Steve Socolof, Managing Partner, Tech Council Ventures, and Founding Head of Lucent Technologies New Ventures Group
Stephen Socolof on stage with LP Lutz Stoeber of Evonik talking about strategic partnering at the Global Corporate Venturing Synergize event in New York City on September 25, 2019.
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Presented by Tech Council Ventures and TechUnited: Startup Showdown features three startups who will pitch three investors, answer audience Q+A, and ultimately find out if the investors would like to take a meeting.
If your startup has been growing and you’d like to pitch on the show, you can apply here. All startups across the world are eligible to apply!
Featured investors: Jim Gunton, Managing Partner, Tech Council Ventures; Chris Doherty, Senior Vice President, Business Development, ORS Partners; and Clark Smith, Director of Innovation Programs, NJEDA
TechUnited:BetterPlanet Challenge Semi-Finals
A BetterPlanet Experience in partnership with PSEG
The second annual TechUnited:BetterPlanet Challenge will award one final winner a $50K prize and finalists exposure, press, and mentorship. The Semi-Finals will narrow down the Semi-Finalists to three Finalists who will get to pitch on stage at TechUnited’s largest event of the year: the Propelify Innovation Festival.
This year’s Challenge focuses on the most innovative solution that promotes electrified transportation in an equitable and efficient way, and is a part of the TechUnited & PSEG BetterPlanet program.
Join us virtually, Thursday September 16th at 12PM ET to hear from leaders & innovators focusing on the future of transportation. This virtual webinar is open to all: media, investors, startups, students, and enterprises! Learn more and Register at https://bit.ly/3l22zRy
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Propelify 2021 – Maxwell Park Place in Hoboken, NJ (12th St & Sinatra Dr. N)
October 6th from 9am-8pm
Welcoming those who are vaccinated only. Proof of vaccine will be checked at the door for all staff, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, etc.
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