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2010 VC Pitch Off

Fri, October 1st – 11:30 to 12:30
Fort Mason Center, SF – Room C260

Sustainable startups and green business competition winners pitch hot ideas for expert VCs. See top emerging businesses present their company to leading venture investors and get real-time feedback. Watch them compete for fame, funding and an exclusive wine-country getaway to kick off their success!


Green Lite Motors – Tim Miller

Commuters in big cities are stuck – spending more time in traffic and more money on gas, with growing environmental concerns, and trouble parking downtown. Green Lite Motors has prototyped a breakthrough vehicle with the safety and comfort of a car PLUS 100 miles of fun per gallon, the freedom to breeze past traffic using the express lane, and easy parking.


Focal Point Energy – Taber Smith

Focal Point Energy manufactures large-scale solar hot water collectors for the $100B world-wide industrial process heat market. The patent pending light-weight thin-film reflector technology is 3-5 times cheaper than competitive solutions. Focal Point has a working full-scale system and will begin a large, 13,775 sq. ft., customer project in Q4 of 2010.

Power Zoa – Jamie Simon

Powerzoa provides lightweight commercial energy efficiency solutions. Our first product stops electricity waste with: smart plugs that cut the flow of power to appliances while they are not in use; an online interface with programmable controls that monitors energy usage in real-time; and a data analysis service that ties into the smart grid and utility incentives.

Tru2Earth – Brian Pierson

We make the tru2earth Life Cycle Roof, recycled PET plastic roofing that lasts longer, vastly increases energy efficiency, and is far cheaper overall than asphalt shingles. We won the Cleantech Open Green Building category. For home owners who value energy efficiency and cost, tru2earth provides great Total Cost of Ownership, ease of use, and reliability with a high-performing recycled product.


Joshua Rafaelli, Associate and Kauffman Fellow, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Will Coleman, Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures
David Mount, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Anup Jacob, Founding Partner, Virgin Green Fund


Jon Bonanno, Sustainable Power Assets
Kathleen Gilligan, EcoStrategy Group


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