6-9:00pm: MIT Enterprise Forum Energy SIG, Driving Green Growth Through Strategic Partnerships

Oct 13

Join SM CEO Terry Swack in this panel session on strategic partnerships. They might be the most critical business decision your company can make. Strategics help you create a realistic vision, develop new markets and distribution channels, connect with the right people, and provide capital. As clean energy venture and government funding becomes more elusive, strategics can be essential to your growth -- but your company could become a comma in their business plan. How do you navigate these waters to create success for both companies?

Join us to hear the experiences and challenges of folks who have been on either side of the table. In a candid conversation, you will learn:
 * Will a strategic alliance really help your start-up grow?
 * How do you determine your best partner?
 * What are Strategics looking for in an entrepreneur?
 * Key factors for getting the most value from your strategic alliance.
 * Critical lessons learned - what they would do differently the next time.


Location: UK Trade & Investment, 7th Floor, One Broadway, Cambridge, MA

Bic Stevens, Principal, Stevens Capital Advisors

Entrepreneurs - ·
Terry Swack, Founder and CEO, Sustainable Minds ·
John McCarthy, CEO, Qteros

Strategics - ·
Domenic Armano, Director of Strategy and Innovation, Johnson Controls ·
Heather Takle, Director, M&A and Corporate Development, Ameresco