Los Angeles Clean Tech Calendar 2012 – July

Welcome to the July 2012 Clean Tech Calendar of events for southern California.  This Calendar is provided by Green LAVA – the Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association dedicated to exploring and explaining regional clean and green technology, business and trends.

Summer has arrived.  A few events worth checking out.

June 18 – Cleantech Open Semifinalist Reception – Join mentors, investors, alumni companies and friends of the competition to meet the 2012 CleanTech Open Semi Finalists from the Los Angeles area.  Greenberg Traurig, Century City, 6 – 8 PM.

June 18-21 – Clean Technology 2012 is part of the annual multi-disciplinary and multi-sector TechConnect World conference addressing advancements in traditional technologies, emerging technologies and clean business practices applied towards a more sustainable future.  Santa Clara Convention Center.

June 19 – California PEV Readiness Workshops – These regional workshops will provide key plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) readiness tools to communities throughout the state. Experts will present the top five actions that communities can implement to update local codes and regional planning practices. The workshop is a component of the U.S. Department of Energy Plug-In Electric Vehicle Readiness Grant awarded to California in 2011.  SCAQMD Office, Diamond Bar, 9AM – 2 PM.

June 21 – Cleantech Open National Conference – held jointly with TechConnect World Conference.  If you’re interested in seeing what today’s entrepreneurs are cooking up to address tomorrow’s most challenging problems, then attend the event for debates, presentations, and the biggest ever showcase of tomorrow’s clean technologies.  Santa Clara Convention Center.

June 26 & 27 – 1st National Zero Waste Business Conference – The U.S. Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC) hosts the only national conference focused solely on Zero Waste Business success stories, challenges, needs and opportunities.  Hilton Orange County, Costa Mesa.

July 10 – 27th Annual Meeting of the Los Angeles Venture Association.  The event will be hosted by LAVA Mobile and introduce original research from Ernst & Young and a panel of experts on the emergence of local mobile enabled businesses.  Skirball Center, West Los Angeles, 7:00 AM.

July 10 – PortTech Los Angeles Forum – the monthly meeting will feature client firms and others start-ups participating in a pitch/presentation training session in preparation for the PortTech Expo in September.  Visitors welcome to observe entrepreneur’s delivering investment pitches and getting feedback from PTLA’s mentors and coaches.  LA Harbor College, Los Angeles, 10 AM – noon.

July 10 – First Tuesday event from the Clean Technology Council is going to be a business mixer at  The Tipsy Goat .  And the CTC is sporting a beautiful new website – go over and have a look around!

July 19 – The 3rd Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Best Practices Forum  A day-long forum that will feature updates from key state agencies and several topics including financing, climate action tools, codes and standards and other best practices for reducing energy use and greenhouse gases in your community. Crowne Plaza at LAX, in Los Angeles, CA. 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

July 20 – the Green LAVA Monthly event – details forthcoming.  Century City, 7:00 – 9:00 AM.

July 31 – PortTech Los Angeles Presentation Prep meeting for entrepreneurs wanting to participate in PortTechEXPO to be held in Sept down at the Cabrillo Marina Double Tree Hotel.  This prep meeting will focus on what entrepreneurs have to do to successfully pitch.  New this year, the pitch competition for entrepreneurs with innovative clean tech applications will be held on the evening of September 5th at the 3rd Annual PortTechExpo.  Angel and Venture Investors, business advisors and coaches, attorneys, accountants, and port representatives will be in attendance.  Los Angeles Harbor College, 10AM – noon.

The Green Whiteboard is the sustainability blog of the Los Angles Venture Group Strategic Interest Group, Green LAVA.  Green LAVA and the Green LAVA monthly meetings are generously sponsored by Marcum, LLP.