Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
About RPI Academics Research Student Life Admissions News Tour
Emerging Ventures Ecosystem
About EVE Program Services Program Resources Program Partners Current Business Profiles EVE for Students EVE for Alumni/ae EVE Contacts

The Venture Bplan Series

The VentureB Series is a collaboration of Rensselaer’s Emerging Ventures Ecosystem (EVE) and the Center for Economic Growth (CEG).

This regularly-scheduled forum at RPI's Heffner Alumni House (HAH) is designed for entrepreneurs to get visibility to the region's angel and institutional investors, business service providers, advisors, students, faculty, alumni and the early stage business community.

The forum is a great place for newly formed start-up companies to make their first public appearance. Up to three businesses will be selected to present in front of a panel of investors, entrepreneurs, business leaders and the general business public at each meeting.

Following a 12-minute presentation, the panel will ask the presenter questions and provide feedback.

More Information

For more information please contact Ellyn Ford at ellynf@ceg.org, or by phone at (518) 465-8975, ext. 243.


Next Date: February 24, 2016
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Cost: Free event open to the business community.
Location: RPI, Heffner Alumni House


Redfeather Green Energy Development, Inc.is a small woman-owned company that builds energy efficiency project portfolios, focused initially on the Caribbean hotel sector. Redfeather makes a development fee and/or takes a carried interest from the energy efficiency portfolios, which will be set up as individual limited liability companies or other special purpose entities.
>> Read More

In 2010, Luke Evans went hiking with his friend and mentor Juan Gomez in search of the elusive Chaga mushroom. At first sight Luke understood the value of this remarkable superfood. While in college he and other UAlbany students Marc Iskandar and Adam Kaiser would forage in the Adirondacks. Quickly the team evolved from classmates and friends to business partners.

As they began to execute their plan, the ChugaChaga team reached many important milestones, including their acceptance into the highly competitive Food-X program, a NYC based accelerator for disruptive food businesses.
>> Read More

Free Parking is available for this event at the J Lot, next to the Alumni House.
Please note: DO NOT park in the lot directly behind HAH, this is a staff lot only.


Center for Economic Growth


Executive Summary Template (Word)

Invester Presentation Template (PowerPoint)

Venture Bplan Series Application

Benefits for Companies

  • Assistance in developing venture pitch
  • Opportunity to showcase business ideas before professional and angel investors
  • Network with local business community
  • Formalize feedback from investors and professionals

Benefits for Investors

  • Glimpse of new technical and business opportunities in Tech Valley

Benefits for Audience

  • Hear first-hand about new ventures in Tech Valley
  • Hear first-hand what investors are looking for
  • Network with the local business community

Future Dates

  • Wednesday, May 18, 2016
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016
  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016


Rensselaer is America’s oldest technological research university, offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences, IT & web science, architecture, management, and the humanities, arts, and social sciences.
* *

Copyright ©2011 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)  110 Eighth Street, Troy, NY USA 12180  (518) 276-6000
Why not change the world?® is a registered trademark of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Page updated: 6/10/15, 10:42 AM