"Growing the Next Generation of Green Ventures" Conference and Expo May 2
Madison, NJ (March 25, 2008) — "Growing the Next Generation of Green Ventures" is a one-day conference and expo for emerging green businesses. It focuses on the opportunities and challenges of sustainable business and technology entrepreneurship.
The Sustainable Business Incubator at Fairleigh Dickinson University, in association with New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) and other organizations are hosting the conference on Friday, May 2.
A full day of panels and round table discussions will cover business opportunities in renewable energy, clean water technology, biofuels, alternative transportation, green building and construction technologies, waste management, industrial transformation, sustainable and urban agriculture, carbon sequestration, green investing, and sustainability education. Additional topics may be added, based on registration interest.
The workshop portion will cover business plan development, sales and marketing, strategic alliances, angel funding, venture capital financing, bank financing, SBIR/STTR and other government funding.
The format of the conference allows a broad network of entrepreneurs, venture investors and professionals to engage with students and faculty from a number of colleges and universities.
"We know that we face enormous challenges in New Jersey as in the rest of the world, and that it is up to us to show leadership in business, in state policy, and in the transformation of our economy and our communities in order to achieve a sustainable future," said organizer Jonathan Cloud, Entrepreneur in Residence at FDU's Institute of Sustainable Enterprise. This process, as PSEG President Ralph Izzo describes it, requires an "all hands on deck" approach. "Each company, industry, municipality, and individual has a role to play in altering what is clearly an unsustainable course for the planet,” Cloud said.
"Growing the Next Generation of Green Ventures" will be held at Fairleigh Dickinson University's College at Florham Campus, 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940. Visit the conference agenda and registration site at http://www.invention2venture.org/greenventures08
Conference fees include continental breakfast, lunch, conference materials, and attendance at the reception following the event. They are: students $15; faculty $25; nonprofit attendees $35; regular attendees $75; exhibitors $150 (includes table and 2 attendees); corporate sponsors $250 - $2500 (includes table, 2-6 attendees, banners and ads).
For sponsorship opportunities, including exhibitor space, call 908-306-9075 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.