Energy Storage
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DATE :  August 24, 2010
VENUE :  KPMG - 500 E. Middlefield Rd. Mountain View, CA
5:00 - 6:00pm
Poster Session / Buffet Dinner / Networking
6:00 - 6:30pm Speaker: Maurice Gunderson
"Grid Scale Storage: Turning Renewables into Dispatchables"
6:30 - 7:30pm Company Presentations / Members' Corner
7:30 - 7:45pm Break / Poster Session / Networking
7:45 - 8:15pm Speaker: Marianne Wu
"Batteries for Industrial Applications"
8:00 - 8:15pm
Networking with Speakers & Companies

Maurice Gunderson, Senior Partner, CMEA Capital

Maurice joined CMEA Capital in 2006 to focus on investments in new and innovative energy sources and technologies. Maurice is a specialist in thermodynamics and energy technologies. Throughout his career, he has been instrumental in the development of cryogenic equipment, engines and energy conversion systems, turbo-machinery, and control systems for process plants and pipelines. Previously, Maurice co-founded Nth Power, a venture capital firm specializing in investments emerging from the global restructuring of the energy industry. Prior to founding Nth Power, Maurice spent more than 20 years developing energy products and launched five successful companies. Maurice also has served on the board of directors of over twenty energy technology companies. He currently serves on the boards of Amerigon, Inc. (Nasdaq:ARGN), and CMEA Capital portfolio companies Contour Energy Systems (fka CFx Battery, Inc.), and NuScale Power, Inc., and is an expert team member at Scion-Sprays, Ltd. in the UK. Maurice has an MBA from Stanford University as well as an MS in Thermodynamics and a BA in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University. He is also a member of ASME, SAE, ASHRAE, AIAA and AEE, and a patent holder, Registered Professional Engineer, and pilot.


Marianne Wu, Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures

Marianne Wu is a Partner at MDV where she focuses on Cleantech investments. These typically involve significant technology or business model breakthroughs applied to large, evolving markets such as solar, biofuels and chemicals, clean coal, energy efficiency, smart grid, and water treatment and management. She leverages over 15 years of technology development and business experience to help entrepreneurs build meaningful, successful businesses. At MDV, she is on the Board of Laurus Energy and works closely with Zeachem and Catilin. Marianne has been named one of Top 10 Women in Cleantech and one of Silicon Valley's Women of Influence. She is on the Advisory Committees of the Cleantech Open, Western Governors' Association, SdForum and Astia. She is a member of the Hua Yuan Science and Technology Association (HYSTA) VC Group and Environmental Entrepreneurs. Prior to joining MDV, Marianne was VP Marketing at ONI Systems where she was responsible for product strategy and market development. Earlier in her career, Marianne was a consultant at McKinsey and Company where she advised major technology clients on strategic and operational issues. Marianne has conducted state-of-the-art research in materials, devices, and systems at Stanford University and started her career as a design engineer at Nortel Networks where she developed high-speed networking technologies. Marianne earned both her doctoral and master's degrees from the School of Engineering at Stanford University and her bachelor's in Applied Science at the University of British Columbia

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