Wednesday November 12

7:30        Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:15        Welcome to the Conference
8:30        Pitch Session 1 – Monitoring Technologies and Energy Storage

  • Identified Technologies Corp (Pittsburgh, PA) Steven Blass, CTO
  • Embedded Sensors Project (Pittsburgh, PA) Paul Ohodnicki, NETL Team Lead
  • K&W Technology, LLC (Morgantown, WV) Bruce Kang, Owner
  • IMLI Services Project (Barboursville, WV) John Zarroli, Co-Founder

10:00     Morning Networking Break

10:20     A New Era in Energy and Technology Development,

Dr. Grace Bochenek, Director, NETL
Moderator: Matt Harbaugh, Director, WVU Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Commercialization Program;

11:00     Pitch Session 2 – Engines and Fuels

  • Bio Energy Holdings, Inc. (Plymouth Meeting, PA) Peter Chapin, President & CEO
  • Cedar Run Energy, Inc. (Warrenton, VA) Terry Nyhous, President
  • H Quest Vanguard (Pittsburgh, PA) George Skoptsov, President & CEO
  • Vadxx Energy (Cleveland, OH) Jim Garrett, CEO
  • Radical Combustion Technologies, LLC (Vienna, VA) Richard Thompson, Founder & CEO

12:30     Lunch                    Greetings from WVU Provost Joyce McConnell

1:15       Changing Things for Future Generations – and for Ours! David Henshall, ARPA-E Tech-to-Market Advisor

2:00        Pitch Session 3 – Materials

  • BioBent Holdings/Polymers LLC (Columbus, OH) Keith Masavage, Founder & CEO
  • LumiShield Technologies (Pittsburgh, PA) David Luebke, CEO
  • PolyPlexx, LLC (South Charleston, WV) Jon Pauley, President
  • Uniform Mixing Project (Morgantown, WV) John VanOsdol, NETL Research Engineer

3:30       Afternoon Break

4:00        Opportunities for Start-Ups in Advanced Manufacturing, Mark Johnson, Dir. U.S. DOE AMO

5:30       Welcome Reception: Demos, Exhibits, Networking

  • WVU Solar Home Entry for 2013 U.S. DOE Solar Decathlon Competition
  • Morgantown Area Robotics Club Demonstration 
  • 3-D Printing (Additive Manufacturing) Demonstration – Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing
  • WV Manufacturing Extension Partnership and WVU Industrial Extension Service
  • WVU College of Law Entrepreneurship and Innovation Law Clinic
  • Start-up companies, commercializable projects, academic programs, and more

7:00 – 8:30         Conference Dinner with Keynote Speaker – Dr. Lee Todd, Professor of Electrical Engineering, High-Tech Company Founder and Former President, University of Kentucky; Introductory Comments by WVU President E. Gordon Gee

Thursday November 13

7:30        Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:15        Welcome to Day 2 of the TTE Conference

8:30        Pitch Session 4 – Energy Efficiency Products, Processes, and Services

  • Green Lancer Energy (Detroit, MI) Daniel Edelson, Business Development Manager
  • GreenHeated Glass (Cowansville, PA) Frank Dlubak, Owner
  • WindPax, LLC (Glen Dale, WV) Justin Chambers, President
  • Simple-Fill, Inc. (Columbus, OH) Rob Underhill, President

10:00     Morning Networking Break

10:20     Design-Led Revolution – Accelerating CleanTech Start-Ups – Paul Cousens, Global Business Development Manager, CleanTech Industry, Autodesk, Inc.

11:00     Pitch Session 5 – Water Technologies

  • AquaSource Technologies Corp (North Huntington, PA) Shyam Dighe, President & CEO
  • E3 Clean Technologies, Inc. (Athens, OH) Kent Shields, President & CEO
  • Mosaic Power (Frederick, MD) Laurie Vaudreuil, CEO
  • Water Quality Sensor Project (Morgantown, WV) Dustin McIntyre, NETL Team Lead

12:30     Lunch    Discussion – Financing Start-Ups and Projects: From Micro to Major!

Sandy Tormoen, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, VA

Martha Pugh, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Washington, DC

Moderated by Anne Barth, Executive Dir., TechConnect WV

1:15       Appalachia Angels: A Conversation with Regional Angel Investors –

Ron Basini, President, WV Angel Network

John Morris, Partner, Lighthouse Fund (TN)

Mark Butterworth, Innovation Forward VC Management (OH)

Steve Mercil, Founder, President and CEO, RAIN Source Capital

Moderated by Mike Green, Chairman, West Virginia Growth Investment Fund

2:00        Celebrating Accomplishments – Special Guest, WV Secretary of State Natalie Tennant

                TTE Alumni – Crowd Choice Awards – Start-Up Company Awards – Drawing

2:30            Awards Reception   

2:45            A free workshop about Autodesk Digital Prototyping Solutions:

Design to Manufacturing with Autodesk 360 James Herzing, Manager, Autodesk Clean Tech Partner and Fusion 360 Community Leslie Cannon, Business Development, Autodesk North American CleanTech Industry