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Past Speakers and Topics


  • Introducing Recent Startups: Tech Valley’s Newest Businesses
    Jon Ashdown, CEO, Wavefront Technologies Inc
    Todd Drowlette, Founder, Move That Block
    Roshan Jachuck, Founder, President & CTO, R3Fusion

  • Entrepreneurship and the Arts: Developing Sustainable Revenue Models
    Philip Morris, CEO Proctors Theater

  • Capital Region Incubators Converge
    Richard Frederick, Incubator Director, Rensselaer
    Thomas Keane PhD, Director,  Sage Colleges Incubator for New Ventures in Emerging Sciences and Technologies
    Michael Hickey, Executive in Residence, Siena College
    Donald Siegel, Dean School of Business, University at Albany
    Michael Visk, Marketing Research Analyst/Business Development, Union Graduate College Innogen Business Excelerator

  • How Do I Decide?
    David Gibson, CEO and President, X-Ray Optical Systems Inc.


  • Patient Capital for an Impatient World
    Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder and CEO, Accumen Fund

  • Confessions of an Entrepreneur
    Remy Arteaga ’06, CEO, DualAlign LLC

  • The Adirondacks: Forests as a Key Component of Sustainability
    Joe Visalli, Vice President, Adirondack Research Consortium

  • Bioinformatics: Leveraging Big Data to Solve Big Problems
    Peter Fox, Professor and Tetherless World Constellation Chair, Rensselaer

  • Nanoeconomics: A Revolution for Business and the Economy
    Edward M. Cupoli, Head of Nanoeconomics Constellation, University at Albany College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering

  • Where are We Now? A Venture Capital Discussion
    Bela Musits ‘79, Managing Director, High Peaks Venture Partners
    Shervin Ghaemmaghami, Senior Associate, Polaris Venture Partners


  • Green Building Innovations: Inside and Out
    Professor Anna Dyson, Director of the Center for Architecture, Science and Ecology and Richard Pollack, Pollack Architecture

  • World of Venture Capital and the Funding of Technology Startups
    Charles Jablonski ‘77, Vice President, Operations, OnLive

  • Growing Solar: The Next Generation of Bio-Inspired Energy Technologies
    Dr. K.V. Lakshmi, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rensselaer
    Thomas Baruch ‘60, Founder and Managing Director, CMEA Ventures

  • Reducing Our Climate Impact
    Michelle Carpenter, Manager, Corporate Environmental Initiatives, Mohawk Paper

  • The Changing Climate of Federalism: How NY’s Climate Change Programs Fit within a National Climate Change Strategy
    Jared Snyder, NYS DEC, Office of Air Resources, Climate Change & Energy

  • Renewables & Energy Efficiency: The Impact on Corporate Strategy & A Review of Federal Policy
    Kelly Bennett, Vice President White Tags™, National Policy Director, Sterling Planet

  • Technological Entrepreneurship: The Path to Success Through the Trenches
    Dr. Shreefal Mehta, CEO, Paper Battery Company & Entrepreneur in Residence, Rensselaer

  • The Dynamics of Designing Replicable Model Green Development Projects: Upstate NY New Urbanism & Caribbean Small Grids
    Peter Reynolds, Sr. Designer and Project Director, Ashokan Architecture & Planning


  • Jennifer Kho, Editor, Greentech Media

  • Rafe Pomerance, Founder of the Climate Policy Center and President of Clean Air-Cool Planet

  • Jonathan Story, Marusi Professor of Global Business, Lally School of Management, Rensselaer

  • Edward Zander, Former Chairman of the Board and CEO, Motorola, Inc.


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