Green LAVA in conjunction with Metropolitan Water District and H2OConnect presents:
Sunken Treasure: Cleantech Funding & Sales Opportunities hidden in the Water Bond.
There are over $425 million dollars available for various projects and new technologies just in Southern California alone. Do you know how to apply for it?
Don't think your technology will qualify? Think again. You would be surprised how wide reaching the funding availability is for projects that indirectly conserve water or make the management of water more efficient. Come hear from the experts on how your technology or business might qualify even if you don't think it will.
Announcing an amazing panel for real world advice on this topic!!! Come hear what we entrepreneurs don't know what we don't know...
Raymond Jay is a Snr Resource Specialist with Metropolitan Water District of SoCal and President of WateReuse California - LA, who focuses on recycled water legislation and innovative water supply conservation practices.
Why Raymond matters to you? He has seen first hand the challenges entrepreneurs face in realizing how much they don't know about the opportunities available, and what they need to do take advantage of them. He has helped companies successfully obtain portions of the $550K ICP program. He himself has introduced new innovations for consideration, but first has to get them "approved" for consideration. His secrets may not be rocket science, but they are mission critical to successfully winning grants and agency contracts.
Debra Whitney is a Water Conservation Specialist with the US Bureau of Reclamation and a Six Sigma Black Belt with a similar focus as Raymond but across a much broader breadth of agencies.
Why do you want to come listen to Debra? For the same reasons listed for Raymond plus the fact that in her position she has a much broader view of a much broader scope of potential technology needs. So she can help us understand how to find projects with funding from a broader assortment of agencies.
James Ferro is Program Manager for The Energy Coalition (TEC) a non-profit that partners with public agencies, private companies and policy makers to design, implement and evaluate energy strategies.
What can James do for you? James not only commands a budget for use developing energy conservation projects, he often implements those projects with innovative new technologies discovered and vetted by TEC. Yes, that means if he likes your technology, you could find your technology being recommended by the TEC to one of its many public or private clients.
Ken Wright is Founder of WaterSmart Technology and the Ojai Valley Green Coalition.
What is the difference between him and the rest of us? Ken's company is a SUCCESS STORY! They have run the gauntlet and succeeded by receiving acceptance, support and funding for their product sales through one of the many programs also available to you.
Wigs Mendoza is Program Manager for the H2O Connect Program of the MWD.
Where does Wigs fit into the picture? Wigs is a living nexus point in the MWD ecosystem. If you need to ponder too long to understand why that matters then you definitely want to come hear about the opportunities you didn't know you are missing out on.
The Panel will be moderated by Darren Eng, CEO of Greenbelt Resources and Chairperson for Green LAVA. The program will be a directed panel dialogue covering three themes: understanding the water industry funding ecosystem; an entrepreneur's how-to; & success stories.
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Business Outreach Program
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
700 N. Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Event is free for paid LAVA members and sponsors unless otherwise noted. $35 for guests and non-members unless otherwise noted.