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YPE Fall Happy Hour: Connecting with CleanTech

Join YPE-NYC on November 14th at 5th & MAD for our Fall Networking and Happy Hour event.

This month, we are focusing on Cleantech and Renewable Energy.


YPE has reserved the Director's Lounge and the area adjacent to the bar on the main floor. Feel free to order directly from the bar or from the servers that will be assigned to the Lounge.

In addition to general networking and blowing off steam after work, our Cleantech Partners for this event have some upcoming items that may interest you:

  • Clean Start - This 6-month NYU Diploma helps prepare you for a transition into a career in cleantech. Applications are due in January. More info about the program below.
  • PowerBridgeNY: - Needs Paid (small stipend) Teacher's Assistants for its I-Corps style Bootcamp. More Info Below!
  • Cleantech Open: Would like to thank its numerous NYC area volunteers for a another great year - one NYC company is a Global Finalist - go support Social Solar at the CTO Global Forum in Los Angeles next January. See below for more info about the 2019 program.
  • Urban Future Lab: The center of cleantech innovation in Downtown Brooklyn is leading the way to a more sustainable world by connecting people, capital, and purpose to advance market-ready solutions to address climate change. More info about the UFL below!
  • NECEC’s Emerging Trends Series: Webinars exploring where cleantech converges with other segments of the innovation economy.

Enjoy a libation or two while meeting and networking with other young professionals from throughout the Energy Sector in NYC. Happy hour is free to attend, but please RSVP, so we can facilitate connections after the event!


~the YPE Board of Directors and our co-hosts

PS: Don't forget your business cards!

Young Professionals in Energy (YPE): YPE aims to facilitate the advancement of young professionals in the energy industry around the world through social, educational and civic service oriented events. The desired outcome of YPE is to foster an environment where members can learn from each other’s experiences, share industry knowledge and discuss career matters.

PowerBridgeNY (PBNY): A cleantech accelerator program that helps to commercialize clean technologies from the labs of our six partner institutions: Columbia, NYU, CUNY, Stony Brook, Cornell NYC Tech, and Brookhaven National Lab. During the application process PBNY runs an 8-week long I-Corps style bootcamp and is currently looking for Teachers Assistants. The commitment of the TA is approximately 50 hours over an 8 week period (important dates listed below). A small stipend will be provided. Email Lilly Belanger (lilly.belanger@powerbridgeny.com) if you are interested!

NYU Clean Start Diploma ProgramThe first of its kind in NYC, this is a training program for professionals who seek to transition their career to the cleantech sector.The NYU Diploma in Clean Energy, which can be completed in-person in just one semester, provides those individuals with skills required for careers in this field. The Diploma delivers a practical application of knowledge and experience that leverages real-world simulations, project scenarios, and case studies to enable a hands-on learning experience. The Diploma will be offered in the Spring, running from February to June. The applications are currently open. Deadlines occur in January of each year. Apply online and learn more here or email Joe Silver (jssilver@nyu.edu) for more info.

The Cleantech Open (CTO): The world’s oldest and largest cleantech accelerator startup program has a 98% recommendation rate from alumni. Its mission is to find, foster, and fund entrepreneurs solving the world’s greatest energy and environmental challenges. Operating across the US and throughout the world with an annual business competition and accelerator program, the CTO connects cleantech entrepreneurs and companies with the people and resources that provide a national and global platform for their companies AND Accelerate their success. For more information about the 2019 program, which runs from May through October, contact Beth Zonis, Northeast Regional Director at bzonis@cleantechopen.org. Applications are due in April.

Urban Future Lab (UFL): The center of cleantech innovation in New York is in Downtown Brooklyn. We are leading the way to a more sustainable world by connecting people, capital, and purpose to advance market-ready solutions to address climate change. Examples of UFL’s programs include ACRE, a business incubation program for pre-seed to series A startups and Clean Start, an advanced diploma from NYU for people seeking a transition into the cleantech sector. The UFL is part of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

NECEC (Northeast Clean Energy Council and NECEC Institute): NECEC is a regional non-profit clean energy business, policy and innovation organization whose mission is to accelerate the region’s clean energy economy to global leadership by building an active community of stakeholders and a world-class cluster of companies.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm