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2018 TransTech Energy Business Development Conference Agenda
Registration, Exhibit Set Up, and Pre-Conference Meetings
Pre-Conference Workshop on Access to Capital and Financing for Start-Up Companies
|11:30||Welcome to the Conference Luncheon|
Meet and Greet – Ten-Minute One-on-One Conversations to: Launch a Company, Fund a Project, Find a Partner, Share Your Wild Idea, Ask a Question, or to Make Good Things Happen!
|2:00||Pitch Session 1*|
Plenary Panel Discussion: Insights on What VC’s, Angels, and Industry Partners are Funding Nowadays
Panelists: Eric Dobbs, CEO, Angel Capital Group, others TBD
Moderator: Matt Harbaugh, JD, Executive Director, WVU Innovation Corporation
|4:30||Pitch Session 2*|
Link-Up and Learn! Conference
Conference Dinner with Keynote Session:
Connecting Technology Innovation with Entrepreneurs in Traditional Manufacturing Communities
In an era of low cost, ubiquitous bandwidth, global connectedness, and abundant energy resources, how can innovators and entrepreneurs in traditional manufacturing communities work with innovation districts in nearby regions to drive much needed economic growth?
Panelists: Tom Doyle, CEO, Aspinity, Inc.; Lance Fountaine, Senior Director of Business Intelligence, Cargill Corporation; and Valri Lightner, Acting Deputy Director, U.S. DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office
Moderator: Randy Gentry, Chief Research Officer and Deputy Director, Science and Technology, U.S. DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Welcome to Day 2 of the Conference
Pitch Session 3*
Plenary Presentation by Lance Fountaine, Senior Director of Business Intelligence,
How IoT and Digital Manufacturing are Changing Innovation and Driving Industry Forward
Pitch Session 4*
Networking Luncheon and Announcement of Finalists
Finalists Pitch Session**
Featured Speaker/Panel - TBD
Recognition of Awardees
Adjourn the 7th TransTech Energy Business Development Conference
*Pitch Session Format
Each pitch session will have up to five pitches by start-up companies and commercializable projects
18 minutes for each pitch/Q&A, including 2 minutes for judges’ scoring and comments
Part 1 of pitch – eight minutes – uninterrupted
Part 2 of pitch - seven minutes - interactive Q&A with pitch session judges
One minute – wrap-up by presenter
Two minutes - Judges write scores and comments on pitch; next presenter comes forward
Judges convene immediately after their pitch session is completed to nominate up to three start-up company finalists.
**Finalists Pitch Session Format:
Four to 12 finalists. Each finalist makes a two-minute pitch – no Power Point Slides or follow-up Q&A!
Judges for the Finalists Pitch Session convene privately to nominate top five presenters/companies for consideration of monetary and TA awards.