posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Next Generation Transportation -- Wed., Feb 15 -- MIT Enterprise Forum

Motoring with Mammoths: Entrepreneurship, Green Energy, and Transportation 

February 15th, 2006 


The past two events have sold out, so please -- Register early!

Register online at
Phone registrations at (206) 283-9595

The energy revolution is here, and the next automotive paradigm is in the making.  Energy entrepreneurs around the country are presenting powerful new business models to capitalize on market opportunities in energy and propulsion. While "Big Auto" and "Big Oil" dominate the market, entrepreneurs today are bringing a greener tint to our voracious appetite for fuel. 


·            Who is plugged in to next-generation transportation and how will they get around the energy monopolies? 

·            Which technologies are promising, and in what timeframe? 

·            Where can entrepreneurs and investors find promising returns on investment?  


Join us for a lively discussion, exploring the science and business of next-generation automotive propulsion. The panel includes:



Ross Reynolds , news-talk program host, KUOW.


Presenting Company:

Martin Tobias , CEO, Seattle Biodiesel.



Patrick Mazza , Research Director, Climate Solutions.

Kirk Washington , Acting CEO, NxtGen Emission Controls, Inc., Founding Partner,

Yaletown Venture Partners, Inc.

Rep. Hans Dunshee , Chair, Capital Budget Committee


When: Wednesday, February 15th, 2006 - 5:30 p.m. - Social hour and registration begin at 5:00 pm. Dinner is served at 6:15 pm. Program starts at 7:00 pm
Where: Hyatt Regency Bellevue Hotel - 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 
HOW:  The Early Bird ticket price is only $40 through February 5. Starting February 6 Regular price tickets are $45.  At the door, the ticket price is $50. Reservations may be arranged as follows:  
* Register online at until 5:00 p.m., February 14th.
* Phone registrations at (206) 283-9595 accepted until February 14th, noon.
* Onsite registrations accepted until 5:00 p.m. February 15th, space permitting.
* VISA, MasterCard and American Express are welcome.
* Companies or individuals may reserve a table of 10.


 About MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest
The MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest is a volunteer, non-profit organization that gives emerging technology-based companies the opportunity to present their strategies to panels of experts during a series
of public forums. The Seattle chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum is one of 24 worldwide chapters of the MIT Enterprise Forum, Inc. affiliated with the Alumni Association of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. All events are open to anyone interested in growing or enhancing a business.

In an effort to keep the chapters connected and the volunteers informed, each year Enterprise Forum HQ produces three newsletters with information on Enterprise Forum programs, as well as articles of interest to entrepreneurs and Enterprise Forum members. The latest issue is now available online and can be found at: . You can also visit the archives of past Forum Focus issues with this link.    

About sponsor Stoel Rives
Stoel Rives LLP is a 360-lawyer firm with offices in Washington, Oregon, California, Utah and Idaho.  In addition to its strong business and litigation practices, Stoel Rives is nationally recognized for its work on energy and environmental matters.  The firm's Renewable Energy Team has represented developers, investors and entrepreneurs in wind, biofuels, geothermal and clean energy technologies throughout the United States, in Canada and overseas.


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