The Rice Alliance's 12th Annual Energy and Clean Technology Venture Forum on September 11, 2014 is the largest energy and clean technology venture capital conference in the southwest.

This event represents an opportunity to learn about the latest emerging technologies, meet investors to seek funding, see promising companies, learn about investment opportunities, meet individuals from the energy & clean technology industry, learn about promising companies seeking to expand their management team, as well networking and learning opportunities for entrepreneurs, researchers, investment professional and business executives.

This is a must-attend event for anyone involved in the energy and clean technology community in the region.   The conference will include industry luminary speakers, investors, and promising startups from throughout the U.S. and beyond.  

Companies wanting to present can apply by submitting an Executive Summary:


  •  The most promising emerging energy and clean technology companies will be invited to pitch in the one day event to 400-500 investors, industry participants and other attendees.
  •  Companies will have an opportunity to pitch their company at the Forum, to meet 1-on-1 with investors during the Investor Office Hours, and to participate in the Company Showcase  

The results from past presenters have been impressive:


  •  Over 1,400 companies have presented at past Rice Alliance Forum events   
  These presenters have raised more than $2.9 billion in early stage funding  
  Attendance at this event from 2009 to 2013 averaged more than 540 individuals  
  •  More than 100 investors attended the 2013 event  

All areas within the energy & clean technology industry will be represented at the forum:


  •  Alternative, clean or sustainable energy
  •  Oil & Gas exploration and production technologies  
  •  Oil & Gas refining and marketing technologies
  Electricity and power generation 
  •  Energy storage, transportation, efficiency or conservation
  •  Environmental remediation
  •  Software applications for the energy/clean tech industry
  Smart grid and other I.T. related companies to improve energy 

Why attend? 


  •  To gain access to investors and potential funding
  •  To see the most promising disruptive energy & clean technologies
  •  To attract potential customers
  •  To cultivate strategic relationships with industry players
  •  To meet promising technology companies
  •  To network with key service providers in the entrepreneurial and energy communities

If you have questions about the 12th Annual Energy & Clean Technology, please contact the Rice Alliance at tvforum@rice.edu or 713-348-3443.

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12th Annual Energy and Clean Technology Venture Forum
Thursday, September 11, 2014
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
McNair Hall, Rice University

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