Earth Entrepreneurship Forum

 

The Earth Entrepreneurship Forum focuses on current and near-future opportunities for ventures in energy,
cleantech digital infrastructure, and the connected grid.

The forum will discuss new frontier for consumer and business energy management and grid integration.
Speakers will discuss what we learned in established energy industries as well as the first wave of
cleantech investing in the early 2000s, what has changed since, and what to expect next.

The conference will be held on 22nd April 2019.

 

Locations and Venues

The 2019 conference will be held at

The Naveen Jindal School of Management
800 W. Campbell Rd.
Richardson, Texas 75080
(Executive Dining Room, 1.606)

Time Topic Speaker
12:00 p.m. Registration Emcee: Steve Guengerich – Executive Director, Institute for Innovation and
Entrepreneurship
12:30 p.m. Welcome Introduction: Diane McNulty – Associate Dean, External Affairs and Corporate Development
12:35 p.m. Keynote speaker: Opportunities in US Geo-Entrepreneurship and Beyond Introduction: Robert Stephen Molina – Director, MS Energy Management Program, UT Dallas
Speaker: Walter Guidroz – Program Coordinator, Energy Resources Program, U.S. Geological
Survey
1:15 p.m. Panel and Q&A: Extracting oil, gas, water and minerals Moderator: Robert Stern – Professor of Geosciences and Director of the Global and
Magmatic Research Laboratory at UT Dallas
Kevin Ryan – CFO / SVP, Merit Energy
David Williamson – VP, Geoscience, Monadnock Resources
Qingming Yang – Chairman & CEO, Ridgeview Energy
Preston Bryant – CEO, Momentum Technology
2:15 p.m. Fireside Chat: The Connected Grid Moderator: Jennifer Sanders – Executive Director, Dallas Innovation Alliance
Kevin Stevens – Partner, Intelis Capital
Rajiv Karanam – Director of Partnerships, Ericsson
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Panel and Q&A: Wind, solar, space, renewables Moderator: Diana Aguirre – Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Erik Jonsson
School of Engineering and Computer Science
Daniel Roesler – Co-Founder and CEO/CTO, UtilityAPI
Sandeep Gupta – CEO, Ensemble Energy
Arun Gupta – Founder and CEO, Skyven Technologies
Marshall Culpepper, CEO & Co-Founder, Kubos Corporation
3:50 p.m. Panel and Q&A: Breakthrough Research Commercialization Moderator: Paul Nichols – Assistant Director, Institute for Innovation and
Entrepreneurship at UT Dallas
Valerio Iungo – Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, UT Dallas
Rafael Martin – Associate VP, Office of Research, UT Dallas
Dr. Babak Fahimi – Distinguished Chair in Engineering & Professor of Electrical
Engineering, UT Dallas
Dr. Jie Zhang – Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UT Dallas
4:45 p.m. Closing keynote speaker: Consumer Trends in Earth Entrepreneurship Introduction: Poras Balsara – Interim Dean, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and
Computer Science
Speaker: Trey Bowles – Managing Director, Innov8te Incubator
5:30 p.m. Reception





Steve Guengerich
Executive Director
Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UT Dallas




Diane McNulty
Associate Dean
External Affairs and Corporate Development




Robert Stephen Molina
Director, MS Energy Management Program
UT Dallas





Walter Guidroz
Program Coordinator, Energy Resources Program
U.S. Geological Survey




Robert Stern
Professor of Geosciences and Director of the Global and Magmatic Research Laboratory
UT Dallas




Kevin Ryan
CFO/SVP
Merit Energy





David Williamson
VP, Geoscience
Monadnock Resources




Qingming Yang
Chairman & CEO
Ridgeview Energy




Preston Bryant
CEO
Momentum Technology





Jennifer Sanders
Executive Director
Dallas Innovation Alliance




Kevin Stevens
Partner
Intelis Capital




Rajiv Karanam
Director of Partnerships
Ericsson





Diana Aguirre
Director of Development and Alumni Relations
Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science




Daniel Roesler
Co-Founder and CEO/CTO
UtilityAPI




Sandeep Gupta
CEO
Ensemble Energy





Arun Gupta
Founder and CEO
Skyven Technologies




Marshall Culpepper
CEO & Co-Founder
Kubos Corporation




Paul Nicholas
Assistant Director, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
UT Dallas





Dr. Giacomo Valerio Iungo
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
UT Dallas




Rafael Martin
Associate VP, Office of Research
UT Dallas




Dr. Babak Fahimi
Distinguished Chair in Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering
UT Dallas





Dr. Jie Zhang
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
UT Dallas




Poras Balsara
Interim Dean
Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science




Trey Bowles
Managing Director
Innov8te Incubator

The 2019 Earth Entrepreneurship Forum would not be possible without all of the individuals and organizations
that generously donate cash, in-kind services, and other resources. We thank all of our sponsors for their
support.

Register to attend Earth Entrepreneurship Forum and meet us at the Executive
Dining Room, 1.606, Jindal School of Management (JSOM), UT Dallas.

Register

 

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Dresden Goldberg


Director Programs & Operations