VC Breakfast Club
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Dr. Debjit Mukerji, Director of Venture Technology and 2013 NVF Organizer
Debjit focuses on energy-related topics at TTB, primarily in the smart grid and wind technologies areas. He was previously Vice President of Research at Cleantech Group, where he focused on green transportation and energy storage segments. Debjit was an Associate at Rho Ventures, where he contributed across all of the firm's investment areas during his four years there.
Prior to that, Debjit was a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at the Aerospace Corporation, where he was responsible for the development of mission-critical spacecraft thermal control systems. He was a consultant to several venture capital firms, performed intellectual property work for Cooligy, Inc., and was a project leader for Nikon Research Corporation of America.
Debjit received PhD and MS degrees in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, and a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Sarah Peach, Director of Venture Technology
Sarah’s primary focus is industrial infrastructure, including all aspects of manufacturing, factory automation and control, and energy efficiency. Further interests include mobile applications, building technology and lighting. Before joining Siemens in 2006, Sarah was Director of New Initiatives at the University of California’s Industry-University Cooperative Research Program. She has directed business development at optics start-up Chelix Technologies, and previously managed the technical team and business development activities at Chelix’s parent company, Reveo, Inc.. She also worked in polymer research at BASF AG in Germany.
Sarah holds a Bachelor’s degree from Oxford University and a PhD from Cornell University, both in physics.
This event is intended for entrepreneurs seeking feedback on their startup ideas and funding strategies. Please do not register if you do not fit this profile. Seating is limited to 10 entrepreneurs!
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