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Winston Baker

January 18, 2011 09:00 ET

New Energy Marketplace to Address Concept to Market Solutions in Cal Poly This Spring

Speakers Will Include Executives From the U.S. Department of Energy and the California Energy Commission

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 18, 2011) - Winston Baker announced that it will be offering the inaugural "New Energy Marketplace" on April 20-21, 2011 at the Kellogg West Conference Center in Cal Poly University Pomona, California. NEM has been designed to bring together scholars, innovators, lawmakers, engineers, manufacturers, investors, lenders, and analysts, in addition to seasoned advisors, such as attorneys and marketers, who are at the forefront of bringing emerging technology to the marketplace.

"Many new energy startups and the financiers who have funded them are finding themselves in the valley between proof of concept and profitability," said Amy Baker, Managing Partner, Winston Baker. "Through NEM, attendees will gain insight on how to bridge the gap from concept to market and have the opportunity to develop their businesses strategically with the right tools and partners."

The inaugural event will begin with a keynote address by Owen Barwell, Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Department of Energy's Loan Programs Office on "The New Energy Impact: Economic and Environmental Implications." Additionally, the program will include panel discussions and presentations on:

  • Working with the Government: Utilizing Federal and State Agencies
  • Surviving Without Subsidies: Strategies for Raising Capital
  • Building and Protecting a Solid Intellectual Property Foundation
  • Testing the Science and Proving the Technology
  • Engineering and Manufacturing: Finding the Right Partners and Mitigating the Costs
  • Storing the Energy: Generating Continued Power
  • Finding Talent: Employment Resources to Build a Better Business
  • Getting Ahead: Strategies for Competitive Advantage
  • Business Valuation: How Do You Enhance the Value of your Company?
  • Exploring Key Exit Strategies: M&As, IPOs, and Alliances

The speaking faculty will also include distinguished panelists from the California Energy Commission, US Renewables Group, Yaletown Venture Partners, SolarReserve, Thermal Storage Systems, Ironwood Advisory, Sanli Pastore & Hill, and many others. For additional program and registration details, visit

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