Webinar w/ Engie New Ventures, and case studies Redaptive, Connected Energy


Boston, MA 02210
United States

Thursday, 6 December 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

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This webinar will discuss how the venture arm of corporates and early-stage companies can engage, as well as the benefits and challenges of doing so. Developing new technologies in a mature market, being able to iterate fast, launching new products that may change the status quo, and exploring new markets is not an easy task for any of the sides. So how can entrepreneurs and corporates collaborate in a beneficial way?

We will start with an exploration of Engie New Ventures' invests in and partners with early-stage companies, as well as how the fund complements existing activities and resources to spur internal innovation within ENGIE. Then we will examine two case studies to illustrate that – Redaptive and Connected Energy.

Attendees will learn:

  • The several ways a corporate VC can engage with early stage startups

  • The formats a strategic partnership can take

  • The importance of aligning strategies, customer value, sponsorship and patience

  • How a partnership can help leverage resources

  • Different needs require different partners


  • Scott Pinizzotto, Senior Investment Director, Engie New Ventures

  • Sheeraz Haji, Senior Advisor, Engie New Ventures

  • Joel Ullmann, CMO, Redaptive

  • Matthew Lumsden, CEO, Connected Energy

  • Moderator: Mark Barnett, Partner at Foley Hoag; Co-Chair, Energy & Cleantech Group
  • Presenter: Alistair Pim, VP Innovation and Partnerships, NECEC


12:30pm-12:35pm: Welcome

12:35pm-12:50pm: Speaker Presentations

12:50pm-1:10pm: Discussion

1:10pm-1:25pm: Audience Q&A

1:25pm-1:30pm: Wrap Up and Closing Remarks


NECEC's Investor and Corporate Partner Readiness Webinar Series aims to provide the cleantech innovation community with practical strategies to help strengthen the capacity of early-stage entrepreneurs, investors, corporations and incubators. The series will provide entrepreneurs with increased knowledge about investment models, sources and strategies, and the roles and expectations of large corporations and organizations. challenges in corporate partnerships, and how to successfully bring products to market.

Check out our playlist of all webinars in the series.

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