Wharton Houston 'ENERGY RODEO' Networking Night

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Thursday, April 1, 2021
4:30pm— 7:00pm
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Maureen Garnett



You are invited to join us for an evening of virtual networking with your fellow Wharton
alumni and energy professionals from the Greater Houston region.  Learn about Greentown Labs
Houston - the first climatetech-focused incubator in the city - and hear about Houston's role
in accelerating the energy transition as 'energy capital of the world.'

There is no charge for this event, but advance registration
is appreciated.


About This Event

Please join us on April 1st, 2021 for the Wharton Houston ‘Energy Rodeo’ Networking Night, hosted by the Wharton Energy Network and Wharton Club of Houston, and powered by Greentown Labs Houston.

Get a chance to connect with your fellow Wharton alumni and energy professionals from the Greater Houston region. The event will kick off with an introduction to Greentown Labs Houston, the city's first climatetech and cleantech-focused startup incubator. Then hear from entrepreneurs who are tackling the energy transition, followed by a moderated panel discussion focused on Houston’s role in leading the world towards a sustainable energy future. The panel will be moderated by Sonali Damle, Executive Vice President of the Bain Innovation Exchange and board member of the Wharton Club of Houston.

Program (all times Central):

4:30-5:00pm: Open Networking

5:00-6:00pm: Speaking Program

  • Opening Remarks: About Greentown Houston and the April launch. Ways Wharton alumni and their companies can get involved
  • GTL Houston entrepreneur “demo day”
  • Panel with local leaders from industry to discuss Houston’s future as ‘energy capital of the world’

6:00-7:00pm: Open Networking

Virtual Venue:

This special event will open and close with networking facilitated by Greentown’s Remo virtual event platform, where they regularly bring together hundreds of energy-focused professionals. Remo features virtual tables for organic conversation and networking, where attendees can engage in video dialogue with other attendees at tables of 2-6 individuals and seamlessly transition to other tables throughout the event. On average, 75% of attendees are able to make a new, meaningful connection.

We hope you’ll join us, strengthen your own network, and learn something new about efforts in Houston to accelerate the energy transition. Suggested dress is business casual—but we all understand you too may be networking from home with all the quirks that includes.

About Greentown Labs Houston:

Greentown Labs Houston is located in the city’s burgeoning innovation district in Midtown, and is set to officially open its doors in late April 2021. Greentown Houston will be the first climatetech-focused incubator in the city. At its opening, Greentown Houston will provide more than 40,000 square feet of prototyping lab, office, and event space for a community of about 50 startup companies.

Greentown Houston is made possible by a network of Founding Partners that represent a broad community of energy organizations, renewable energy experts, and organizations committed to supporting early-stage cleantech startups. These include the City of Houston, the Greater Houston Partnership, Chevron, NRG Energy, Shell, BHP, Vinson & Elkins, and ENGIE North America.

This event format is based on Greentown Labs’ EnergyBar, a networking event devoted to helping people in climate technology meet and discuss innovations. Entrepreneurs, investors, students, and ‘friends of cleantech’ are invited to attend, meet colleagues, and expand their growing clean technology community. For more on future EnergyBars, check out Greentown’s events page.

About Wharton Energy Network:

The Wharton Energy Network (WEN) is the alumni association for energy professionals at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. With over 4,500 members, WEN aims to power the energy transition through connections and opportunities for sustainable wealth creation. Our mission is to support Wharton alumni and the broader Penn community in leading the energy transformation by providing a central hub for forging connections and fostering lifelong learning about the business future of energy and climate. Learn more at whartonenergy.com.

About Wharton Club of Houston:

The Wharton Club of Houston is the Houston chapter of the Wharton Alumni Association. The Club aims to provide professional and personal growth opportunities for our diverse community of alumni – close to 2,000 in all walks and stages in life, and from all over the globe. Learn more at whartonhouston.com




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