Green and Clean Evening series





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    SDForum is delighted to announce the third program in its evening series on “Green and Clean”, devoted to exploring the issues and highlighting the movers and shakers in this burgeoning industry that spans technologies and businesses. Entrepreneurs, tech executives, investors, and other stakeholders are looking for solutions to a wide range of problems impacting society and the world we live in. This series will focus on the role of technology and business in finding solutions.




    6:00-6:30 pm      Registration, Networking, Cocktails

    6:45-7:00pm       Introductions

    7:00-8:00pm       Panel Discussion

                                    Adam Boucher, Adam Capital
                                    Mike Hess, Mariah Power 
                                    Jason Lin, Element Partners
                                    Peter Liu, New Resource Bank 
    Thomas Schulz, Cleantech Circle, LLC

                                    Moderator: Mitchell Zuklie, Orrick

    8:00pm            Q/A, networking

    8:30 pm           Event Concludes

    Speaker Bios:

    Adam Boucher is President and Founder of Adam Capital Inc a green energy investment fund management company.  Adam Capital presently manages Ethos Green Energy Asset Finance. The Ethos fund is an asset secured lender and extends credit to green energy and support companies in loan amounts ranging from $250,000 to $1,000,000 throughout the Western United States.

    “Ethos was created to allow more people to participate in providing credit to companies engaged in the challenge of our time, energy”, says Adam Boucher

    He is also a Principle with Determinant Production.  Determinate Productions pioneered cause related intellectual property licensing and presently operates in United States, Japan, China, and Europe

    A 1995 Graduate of University of California San Diego, he was UCSD Executive Chairman, CALPIRG (California Public Interest Research Group)

    Through CALPIRG, Boucher helped launch the “Ancient Forest Campaign”, which ultimately saved thousands of acres of ancient rain forests in British Columbia.

    Mike Hess, Founder and CEO. Mr. Hess has spent the past 25 years bringing new technologies into the market. He has had repeated successes and industry-firsts at diverse high-technology companies with special strengths in communications, video, and component related businesses. Mr. Hess has a proven ability to analyze businesses, products, markets and growth opportunities, and then introduce strategic and tactical solutions that improve competitive performance while increasing revenues and profits. Mr. Hess has held positions of CEO, GM, and VP in companies including etNetworks, Lightwave Microsystems, Compression Labs, and Raynet. He developed his expertise in operations, international business, technology evaluation, strategic planning and financial abilities with companies including Raychem, Spectra Physics, Measurex and Meta Systems.

    Jason Lin, Associate, Element Partners Jason joined Element in 2006. Prior to joining Element, Jason was a senior business analyst at A.T. Kearney in New York, where he consulted Fortune 500 companies in the utilities, consumer goods, and technology sectors on growth strategy, product development, and customer profitability issues. At Element, Jason is involved in all aspects of the investment process, from deal sourcing and evaluation of investment opportunities to ongoing support of portfolio companies.

    Jason earned a B.S. in Economics, cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

    Peter Liu, Founder & Vice Chairman. Peter Liu is the founder and vice chairman of New Resource Bank, a bank in San Francisco that focuses on financing sustainable and efficient resources. Founded in 2006, New Resource Bank is one of the fastest growing new banks in California. Peter serves on the Clean Technology Investment Advisory Boards of the California Teachers’ Retirement System and is a member of San Francisco’s Green Building Task Force. He co-founded the China US Energy Efficiency Alliance and serves on the boards of the Roots of Change Fund and the California Climate Registry.

    Thomas Schulz, Managing Partner, Cleantech Circle, LLC, The Clean Tech Circle is a group of serial entrepreneurs and angel investors with a passion for Cleantech. The Cleantech Circle creates and invests in startup and early-stage companies, and advises VCs and their portfolio companies on technology
    and strategy.One of Tom's current startups is BioCee, an industrial biotech company out of the University of Minnesota. BioCee bridges the gap between microbiology and chemical engineering.

    Prior to becoming an investor, Tom already had over twenty years of technical and business experience. He worked on computer languages at Digital Equipment Corporation's Western Research Lab in Palo Alto and
    artificial intelligence and multimedia projects at Apple Computer in Germany. Tom was a strategic management consultant for The Boston Consulting Group at their Munich and San Francisco offices.

    In 1995, Tom co-founded the first publicly traded, nationwide Internet service provider in Germany, Cybernet AG, where he served on the executive management board.

    Mitchell Zuklie, Partner, Orrick, is a member of the Emerging Companies Group, which advises emerging companies, public companies, venture capital firms and investment banks.  Mr. Zuklie focuses on the formation, financing and general corporate counseling of technology businesses.  Mr. Zuklie has completed several hundred venture capital financings, and numerous public offerings, mergers, acquisitions and technology licensing transactions.

    Platinum Pass: $0
    Members: $20
    Non-Members: $30

    Location: Orrick 


    1100 Marsh Road
    Menlo Park, CA 94025-1015