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27 March 2013

Upcoming Bercshop: Who Owns Your Invention?

Every day, Berkeley research scientists are making discoveries with the potential to make a powerful impact on society. In order for these technologies to transition from bench to market, the threshold question is: who owns the invention?

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27 March 2013

The Westly Group Announces New $160 Million Cleantech Fund

The Westly Group has raised its second cleantech venture capital fund, which will target revenue-generating high growth companies and start-ups with capital-efficient business models.

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27 March 2013

Cleantech Forum Entrepreneur Showcase—Can You Say B2B?

The Cleantech Forum’s Entrepreneur Showcase was a smorgasbord of business-to-business (B2B) companies from all over the cleantech map practicing pitches for their Series A rounds of funding ($3-$7 million).

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26 March 2013

Solar Companies and Utilities Spar on Ratepayers at Cleantech Forum SF

Representatives of two solar companies, two utilities, and a smart grid research firm engaged in a heated debate about distributed solar, power storage, and the evolving role of the utility yesterday at Cleantech Forum in San Francisco.

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25 March 2013

Alphabet Energy Announces Student Design Competition for Prizes up to $5,000

We are excited to announce this unique opportunity for students to tackle a critical energy topic, engage with our company, and win prizes of $1,000-$5,000.

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25 March 2013

Stanford Energy Club (SEC) presents: “Future Energy”

BERC’s partner from across the bay, Stanford Energy Club (SEC) presents: “Future Energy”, a series of pitch events that connects startups with venture capital and corporate investors in the energy and clean-tech industries.

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Harnessing Social Energy

SunFunder, a startup whose mission is to provide affordable capital for off-grid solar energy projects in developing countries, claimed at $25,000 prize at last week’s Cleantech Forum in San Francisco.

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20 March 2013

The Future of Urban Water: BERC Resources Roundtable 2013

BERC’s signature spring event, BERC Resources Roundtable, focused on the sustainable management of this important resource by highlighting the problems and prospects of urban water.