Track Record

Energy Finance for Growth builds on five years of delivering the “Clean Energy Entrepreneurship and Investment” workshop with Professor Lassiter. This workshop has run to great accolade in Edinburgh January 2011, 2012 and 2013; and Valencia, Spain, January 2014. With participants from Scotland, The Netherlands, England, Switzerland, North America, Spain, Italy, Germany and France.

What previous sponsors, speakers and participants have said about this workshop:

“Having delivered keynote presentations at Clean Energy Entrepreneurship and Investment in both Edinburgh and Valencia, I have been consistently impressed with the impact and quality of the workshop and the valuable networking it provides for corporate venturing.”
Dr Agustín Delgado Martín 
Director of Innovation, Environment & Quality, IBERDROLA S.A. Group. 
Head of IBERDROLA venture capital program PERSEO

“As Climate-KIC Entrepreneurship Lead I have financially supported this workshop for two years. Measured feedback on Professor Lassiter has been exceptionally high amongst the pan-European startups I support. As you would expect from leading Harvard Business School Faculty, Lassiter is a clear tour de force; with participants rating his sessions 91.7 percent “Excellent”, 8.3 percent “Good”, zero percent to be improved. It is a challenge to improve on such ratings.”
Professor Frans Nauta @fnauta
Professor of Public Sector Innovation HAN University
Entrepreneurship Lead EIT Climate-KIC

“Andrew, Many thanks for today – a great event well executed.”
Wendy Alexander
Advisory Board, Scottish Equity Partners
Associate Dean, Degree Programmes and Career Services
London Business School
Former Member of the Scottish Parliament
Leader of the Scottish Labour Party, 2007-2008

An objective of AVAESEN is to find the best opportunities for Valencian businesses and R&D partners in an increasingly globalised market. Reflecting on attending the Clean Energy Entrepreneurship and Investment workshop at ADEIT in January 2014, the participants received exactly the kind of inspirational yet practical advice and insight for achieving global ambition and success. Executive programmes such as these accelerate our business leaders ability to grow and create jobs in our region.
Bianca Dragomir
Directora
The Valencian Cluster of Energy Industries – AVAESEN

Other comments and feedback:

“First class overview of the Clean Tech energy sector.”

“Great insight into future growth markets; very informative, inspiring and relevant.”

“Outstanding case study exposition; I wish I had read these two case studies 12 months ago, but shone a searchlight on what I have learned over the last year and really cemented this; Rating the study materials; I put good just because I can’t say excellent all the time!”

“Joe Lassiter is a tour de force; fantastic and enthralling; a complete revelation.”

“Privileged to be educated by such esteemed and inspiring group/team of entrepreneurs.”

“An amazing force, the erudition was humbling, challenging and inspiring.”

  • Formidable and totally inspiring!
  • Worth re-running something very similar next year, especially involving Tier 1 US practitioners like the three you had this week.
  • Exceeded my expectations.
  • I had quite high expectations, and it was even better than I hoped. (From a Seasoned Chairman, Non-Executive Director and Entrepreneur in Cleantech & ICT, Cambridge UK)
  • Really enjoyed the style of this presentation.
  • Very interactive.
  • Is there a higher mark than excellent!
  • Looking back on the two days, it is amazing how much I have learnt.
  • Very knowledgeable and a great educator.

Participants from previous programmes have been entrepreneurs from high-growth startups, but also industry leaders and executives from organisations such as BP Alternative Energy, Enernoc, Fraunhofer USA, NAREC Capital, Scottish Equity Partners, The Royal Bank of Scotland and the University of Edinburgh.

The following is a selection of participants from the previous four years:

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Director of Innovación Energy & Environment Director Chief Executive Officer
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Investment Advisory Board Chief Executive Officer Investment Manager – SSE Ventures
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Founder, Chairman and CEO Associate – Ventures Founder and Director
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Chief Executive Officer Chief Executive Officer Managing Director – Energy Structured Finance
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Chief Executive Officer Business Development Manager Journalist
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Director Chief Executive Officer Chief Executive Officer
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Chief Executive Officer Director, Business Development Director, Business Development
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Director Chief Executive Officer Chief Operating Officer
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Non-Executive Director Chief Executive Officer Director of Innovation
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Partner Senior Partner Managing Director (Fraunhofer CSE)
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Chief Executive Officer Director Entrepreneurship Lead
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Business Development Manager Science & Engineering Business Manager Head of Environmental Strategy
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Managing Director – Operations Commercial Manager Partner