21 April 2010
The Green Venture Summit aims at connecting innovative startups with experienced Cleantech investors and enabling business development in the Green Economy.
Germany is a global leader in the fast growing Cleantech market. This status is underlined by the Green Venture Summit that takes place for the first time on May 10th 2010 in Berlin. In less than three months, the organisers managed to attract 36 speakers, 13 sponsors and 23 media partners to their Cleantech congress. The sponsors include MAMA, Geohumus, Berlin Partner and Mountain Cleantech. Among the media partners are Glocalist, enorm, New Energy, Energy 2.0, Clean Tech World and cleanthinking.de.
The Green Venture Summit's agenda centres on renewable energies, energy storage, energy efficiency, emobility, smart grid, green architecture and sustainable business. Next to speakers such as Dr. Hermann Scheer (MP), Hans Josef Fell (MP), Dr. Wulf Bentlage (Geohumus), Rolf Schumann (Better Place) and Richard Youngman (Cleantech Group) further green visionaries confirmed their participation. Prof. Meinhard von Gerkan, founding partner of gmp architects, previews his plans for new green living zones at the airport Tegel. Dr. Gerhard Timm, Desertec Foundation board member, explains the benefits and challenges of solar energy generation in deserts. Guido Rossmann, CEO of ajr green energy, talks about the art of selling big renewable energy projects to investors.
The congress offers startups a chance to pitch their business plans to investors within seven minutes. Ten green startups have been selected for an investor presentation so far.
The Green Venture Summit on May 10th 2010 starts a new event series that will be organised in various cities at least once a year. The initiators, Jan Michael Hess and Sarik Weber, follow a long-term strategy and invest with the Green Venture Summit in an open platform to foster the Green Economy. They want to help Cleantech startups with marketing expertise and capital commercialise clean products that empower companies as well as consumers to change their behaviour and adopt sustainable production and consumption.