10 Most Promising Energy and Clean Tech Companies announced at 2015 Rice Alliance Energy and Clean Tech Venture Forum. (R-L) Brad Burke of Rice Alliance, Amros, Fracture ID, GroundMetrics, Intelligent Dots, MicroSilicon, Rhediant, Viper Drill, VUV Analytics and Karen Love of PKF. (not pictured: Adaptive Well and Big Delta Systems)  

September 17, 2015


Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University
The Rice Alliance's 13th Annual Energy and Clean Technology Venture Forum on September 17, 2015 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. 
Confirmed participating investors, venture capital, and industry participants include the following:
32 Degrees Capital LLOG Exploration
Altira Group Mercury Fund
ATI Clean Energy Incubator Mercury Fund
BADR Investments NGP Energy Technology Partners
Baker Hughes North Energy Ventures
Baylor Angel Network North Texas Angel Network
BP Ventures OTM Consulting
Cameron Palmetto Investments
Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) PKF Texas
Chevron Technology Ventures Renewable Tech Ventures
Comerica – Technology and Life Sciences Repsol Energy Ventures
ConocoPhillips Technology Ventures Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures
Creeris Ventures Schlumberger
Cypress Growth Capital Shell GameChanger
Dow Chemical Company Shell Technology Ventures
Energy Ventures Statoil Technology Invest
GE Energy Ventures SURGE Ventures
Houston Angel Network (HAN) TiE Houston
Houston Technology Center Transocean
Houston Ventures Village Capital
Hunt Energy  
Independence Equity  
Hunt Energy  
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13th Annual Energy and Clean Technology Venture Forum
Thursday, September 17, 2015
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
McNair Hall, Rice University

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Company Spotlight
  • Tympanogen (2016) takes research to new heights aboard the International Space Station 
  • Acquired by Home Depot, Black Locus (2011) serves as the Innovation Hub for the retail giant
  • Making a spectacular exit, Auditude (2005) is sold to Adobe for $110M 
  • Dynamics (2009): designing & manufacturing battery powered, interactive credit cards
  • Adhesys Medical (2014) wins big at the 2016 MassChallenge 
  • From Malta to London & New York to Shanghai, essDOCS' (2004) paperless trading platform powers international shipping
  • A76 (2015), developing anti-corrosion coatings and lubricants, rebrands as Aidant Brands
  • Neopenda (2016): finalist at the 2016 SXSW Startup Showcase  
  • SiNode Systems (2013): collaborating with the Argonne National Laboratory to build better batteries
  • Soko (SasaAfrica, 2012) chats with Forbes about fashion-tech 
  • Allyson Sawyer, a woman succeeding in the energy space with Rebellion Photonics (2010) 
  • Polytorx(2003) Helix Steel reinforces the underground tunnels linking the Long Island Railroad to Grand Central Station
  • Broadway & baseball, Qcue (2008) provides dynamic ticket pricing for events across the continent
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