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Pioneers of Clean Energy: Dan Shugar, Serial Entrepreneur
Feb 28 - South Bay
Pioneers of Clean Energy: Dan Shugar, Serial Entrepreneur
Feb 28 - South Bay

What’s it like to start a clean energy company?
What are the critical success factors in building a startup into a successful business?
 What does the future look like for residential and industrial solar power?

Building a successful startup in the clean energy field has historically been a challenge, to say the least.  The underlying technology may be complicated and risky and often requires significant investment before commercial deployments can begin.  The market is subject to byzantine regulations while the utility customer base is risk-averse and slow to move.  No wonder the clean energy field has so few successful investor outcomes; and yet, the twin goals of building a valuable business and repairing the environment are too compelling to ignore.

We will spotlight one of the few clean tech entrepreneurs to have done it successfully - and multiple times!  Dan Shugar will walk us through the history of NEXTracker, describe how he built teams that could execute with passion and explain the obstacles and opportunities that he and his team encountered along the way to a leading global market share, followed by a successful acquisition by Flextronics.  Dan will also draw upon his career in the solar industry to give us his insights on the future of solar power, discussing both technology advances and market developments.

Please join us to both honor Dan as well as learn from his fascinating career.

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Date and Time Thursday, February 28, 2019
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM PST
Add to Calendar 02/28/2019 06:30 PM 02/28/2019 09:30 PM PKT Pioneers of Clean Energy: Dan Shugar, Serial Entrepreneur For details, click here: https://www.mitcnc.org/events/pioneers-of-clean-energy/ 3005 Tasman Avenue

Agenda Dinner
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Program
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Location Silicon Valley Bank
3005 Tasman Avenue
Santa Clara, CA, 95054
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Primary Contact David Kranzler
dkranzler@alum.mit.edu

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Pioneers of Clean Energy: Dan Shugar, Serial Entrepreneur at Silicon Valley Bank 3005 Tasman Avenue Santa Clara, CA, 95054

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