Celebrate Southern California's Clean Energy Ecosystem with LACI
The LACI Energy Innovation Forum will convene leaders from across the public and private sectors for an afternoon highlighting the Los Angeles region’s clean energy ecosystem. At the Forum, the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) will share the results of their work as a local champion for the California Energy Commission’s Energy Innovation Ecosystem, showcase the clean energy startups within the Energy Innovators Program, and explore current technology trends and topics with industry experts.
Fast pitches from clean energy entrepreneurs
Panel: "Fostering Energy Entrepreneurship in California"
Startup showcase & expo
Networking with local industry leaders
Emily Bjorklund Drake, Senior Director of Innovation, LACI
Erik Stokes, Manager, Office of Energy Deployment & Market Facilitation, California Energy Commission
Heather Hochrein, CEO, EVmatch
Lucas Scheidler, Senior Product Manager, New Business Innovation, Itron Idea Labs
Robyn Zander, Senior Manager, Innovation, Development & Controls, Southern California Edison
1:30 PM: Opening remarks
1:50 PM: Startup pitches (Part #1)
2:20 PM: Startup pitches (Part #2)
2:40 PM: Panel – Fostering Energy Entrepreneurship in California
3:10 PM: Audience Q&A
3:30 PM: Closing remarks
3:40 PM: Startup showcase & networking (light refreshments provided)
Panel: Fostering Energy Entrepreneurship in California
Despite California’s long-standing reputation as a hub for technology innovation, challenges still remain for entrepreneurs in the state’s growing clean energy industry. During this panel, key figures from private industry, state government, and the startup community will discuss the current state of energy innovation in California and what can be done to better support local entrepreneurship and foster cutting-edge energy solutions.