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Water Efficiency Ideation Workshop — TONIGHT

Tonight, Imagine H2O will be hosting a Water Efficiency Ideation Workshop in Palo Alto, California. While this announcement might come at short notice to you, it’s worth considering participation.

When: Thursday August 20, 2009, 6:00-8:30pm

Where: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, 3715 Hanover St., Palo Alto, CA 94304

Imagine H2O is a non-profit organization that spurs entrepreneurship and investment in the water sector by running business plan prize competitions with an incubator program for water entrepreneurs.  This year’s inaugural competition is a $50k prize for water efficiency businesses, and Imagine H2O is kicking this off with tonight’s event. The workshop offers entrepreneurs, innovators, and the public a chance to hear from customers of water efficiency products and services. You’ll be identifying water customers’ needs, brainstorming ideas and building teams.

Some of the questions participants — including venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, business leaders and technology experts — will discuss and brainstorm about are:

  1. What products and services in water and wastewater do you currently buy and how much do you spend?
  2. What are your biggest, most critical needs that you would pay most for?
  3. What should an entrepreneur selling a water or wastewater product or service to your company focus on?

There will be a great lineup of speakers to provide insights into major business needs for water efficiency innovation:

Richard Harris (Water Conservation Manager, East Bay Municipal District)

Tamin Pechet (Principal, Catamount Ventures and Chairman, Imagine H2O)

Anthony Ravitz (Green building and Sustainability, Google)

Marty Laporte ( Associate Director of Utilities, Stanford University)

Jim Fulton (Parter, Cooley Godward Kronish and Head of Emerging Companies Practice)

Steve Bengston (Managing Director of Emerging Company Services, Price Waterhouse Coopers)

Harsha Prahlad (Senior Research Engineer, SRI International)

If you would like to participate, please register here. As a special perks for CleanTechies readers, you will receive 25% off the registration. Simply use discount code ih2o_partnerinvite when registering.