"Show Me The Money" Or At Least Where To Find It!

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP - Del Mar Heights
July 30, 2009

"Show Me The Money" Or At Least Where To Find It! 
How cleantech companies can find the cash they need to succeed in a down economy.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.  Registration
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.  Presentation

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
12275 El Camino Real, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92130

The recent passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), together with existing legislation such as the 2008 Farm Bill, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, and the Energy Policy Act of 2005, has created unprecedented opportunities for renewable energy and clean technology companies to obtain funding from the federal government for a wide variety of energy and environmental projects.

A panel of industry experts will discuss the complex issues and opportunities that arise in connection with both venture capital and federal funding opportunities. Topics include:

Current State of the Venture Capital Markets
Michael Umanksy - Partner, Sheppard Mullin

  • Who is investing in this space?
  • What are the road blocks?
  • What will you have to give up?

Overview of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Mark Irion - CEO, Dutko Worldwide

  • Intent
  • Sectors
  • Distribution of the Funds (Breakout by Sector and Amount)
  • Timing for Distribution
  • Targeted Types of Projects (Examples)

Other Government Related Funding Opportunities
Wayne Nastri - Senior Vice President, Dutko Worldwide

  • Contracts
  • Grants
  • Federal/State/Local
  • Seeking Specific Appropriations

What Strings are Attached to the Money and How to Protect your IP
Dan Yannuzzi - Partner, Sheppard Mullin

How Does it Work in the Real World
Dan Squiller - CEO, PowerGenix

This activity complies with standards for Minimum Continuing Legal Education prescribed by the California State Bar and is approved for 1.5 hours of MCLE credit. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

Questions:  Please contact Amy Romaker at 858.720.7403 or