The Current: September with Smart Grid Cluster
The Current is a collaborative monthly happy hour and networking series. Every month, we welcome entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, nonprofits, technologists, and investors to Coalition: Energy's downtown coworking space to network, discuss, and celebrate the buzzing energy innovation community in Chicago. September 19th marks the last day of the 7th and final year of Smart Grid Cluster programming. We will be celebrating the day with a special evening event showcasing the accomplishments of Cluster Companies since the Smart Grid Cluster launched in 2010. Join us from 5:30-7:30 on 9/19/17 for one last happy hour for food, drinks, and great conversation with your fellow energy enthusiasts and entrepreneurs. David Baker, Managing Director for the Smart Grid Cluster, will give a brief presentation on the SGC and all of its accomplishments at 6:15pm. The Smart Grid Cluster supports economic growth for companies building the future of energy and the grid. We offer a combination of business, technical and financing support services that leverage the Illinois region’s robust corporate and research assets, and drive the continual economic growth of the energy innovation ecosystem. The Smart Grid Cluster is supported through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and is managed by a partnership of Illinois’ leading energy organizations. This collaborative partnership has featured numerous outstanding organizations. We'd like to thank Illinois Institute of Technology, Illinois Science and Technology Coalition, Clean Energy Trust, Energy Foundry, O-H Community Partners, Freshwater Advisors, TRM Energy Advisors, and University of Illinois Research Park for their role in building this community. For the history of the Smart Grid Cluster, click here. See you on September 19th! Special thanks to our Platinum sponsors: Energy Foundry is an early-stage impact venture fund. With the right combination of capital, strategic relationships, and technical resources, Energy Foundry delivers a new model for commercializing the next generation of grid and energy technology. Coalition Energy is a coworking space for professionals in energy. Leveraging more than a decade of coworking experience, Coalition seeks to provide a venue for collaboration and productivity for small businesses.