NES 2011 - Investment Presentations


The 2011 New Energy Symposium featured the Clean Energy Investment Presentations, where competitively selected entrepreneurs pitch their business plan to a panel of investors and financial industry experts.

The top three companies were presented awards at the close of the Symposium.  In addition, each company received a cash prize of $1,500, sponsored by New Energy New York, to attend the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Industry Growth Forum, held in Denver, Colorado, this November.  The top three companies (in alphabetical order) were:

-Phase Change Energy Solutions Inc. (presented by Reyad Sawafta, Chief Science Officer) 
-Rentricity Inc. (presented by Dan Connors, Chief Operating Officer)
-Versatilis LLC (presented by George Powch, President and Chief Executive Officer)

Judges were given a theoretical budget of $3 million and asked to "invest" in the presenting companies.  The companies that had the most money "invested" in their product or technology at the end of the day were named the winners.

Over 20 companies presented on August 1.  To learn more about the 2011 participants, please click on the agenda tab to view their application, presentation and website information.  Presentations that were authorized to post are currently available.

The New Energy Symposium has partnered with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) annual Industry Growth Forum; a successful model at the national level.   

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For questions regarding opportunities to present or judge the investment presentations at the New Energy Symposium, please contact Mr. Nicholas Querques at







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