Nov. 13: Evaluating Cleantech Opportunities

Part of the Cleantech Dinner Discussion Series
Date: Thursday, November 13th
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Led By: Michael Harrity, Adjunct Lecturer in Finance at Babson College
Location: The Asgard (350 Mass Ave, Cambridge – near Central Square)
Cost: Free for Net Impact members, $5 for non-members

How much is cleantech worth? A few months ago, there was talk of a cleantech “bubble” as investment dollars flowed into biofeul, solar, wind, power storage, and energy reduction companies. Al Gore joined venture capital superfirm Kleiner Perkins to boost their “green technology” investment capabilities. Now, with the financial markets in turmoil, investments in every sector are in retreat and nowhere more so than in cleantech. So, where is the true value of cleantech? How are companies going to be capitalized and how are cleantech installations going to be financed? Michael Harrity, an adjunct lecturer in finance at Babson College, is creating a course on how to evaluate and finance cleantech investments and business opportunities. Join us for this month’s Cleantech Dinner Discussion where Michael will outline the ideas behind the course and invite feedback and input to help with its further development. Whether you are interested as an outside investor, someone looking at cleantech options within a company, someone who follows the industry, or as someone working for a cleantech firm who wants to understand how to communicate your company’s value better, you will no doubt have a lot to add to this discussion and get something out of it as well.

Michael Harrity’s CV can be found on Babson’s website here.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Rudy Ruggles at rudy(at)netimpactboston.org

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