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Past Events


 

EVENTS

 

 

At Powerhouse, events are the ultimate product of the work we do every day to power the world with abundant, clean energy. Our events showcase intelligent energy entrepreneurs and their companies and connect them  to the industry’s biggest executives, investors, and thought-leaders. Check out our past and upcoming events, sponsorship, and corporate partnership opportunities below.

 

 

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Past Events


 

EVENTS

 

 

At Powerhouse, events are the ultimate product of the work we do every day to power the world with abundant, clean energy. Our events showcase intelligent energy entrepreneurs and their companies and connect them  to the industry’s biggest executives, investors, and thought-leaders. Check out our past and upcoming events, sponsorship, and corporate partnership opportunities below.

 

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

watt it takes · October 18 · powerhouse

Join Powerhouse in partnership with clean energy news leader Greentech Media for Watt it Takes, a monthly public event and podcast series.  Events are live and recorded on-site at Powerhouse's HQ in uptown Oakland. Sessions feature an array of prominent clean energy Founders & CEOs, who sit down with us to explore the journeys, challenges, and lessons learned in building a clean energy company. 


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suncode hackathon 2018 · oakland

Want to build an intelligent energy startup in less than 24 hours with a chance at $10,000 in cash prizes? Powerhouse will host the sixth annual SunCode Hackathon  Spring of 2018 at the Citizen Engagement Lab in downtown Oakland. SunCode is your opportunity to create solutions that will accelerate clean energy. SunCode success stories include:  PowerhiveSunSwarmUtilityAPI, and OhmConnect. Your ideas are the foundation for the energy revolution. Show us your skills and win some cash at #SunCode.

 

PAST EVENTS

 

NEW DAWn 2017

We brought back New Dawn back on August 17th and it was our biggest and best year yet. New Dawn celebrates the innovation and entrepreneurship that brings clean energy to the masses. Tesla's in-house band and 2017 Solar Battle of the Bands winner PV Wonder headlined this year's event, which was attended by 500+ intelligent energy entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and intelligent energy enthusiasts.

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Powerhouse Pavilion & Circle 2017 

Powerhouse was at the heart of energy software innovation at Intersolar 2017.  Powerhouse Pavilion & Circle puts solar entrepreneurs at the forefront of the intelligent energy revolution. Powerhouse Pavilion features a curated selection of startups who demonstrate their energy solutions expo style. Powerhouse Circle brings together 25 founders and CEOs of intelligent energy startups, and 25 industry executives and investors for some intense and effective speed dating.

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CalCEF and New Energy Nexus's Free Electrons program is a global energy startup accelerator that connects promising startups with leading utility companies. On March 3rd,  Free Electrons participants were immersed in Powerhouse's innovation ecosystem via peer-to-peer conversations with local energy startups and feedback from Powerhouse's extensive VC  network, followed by a rooftop networking happy hour.

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SUNCODE 2017

On April 7th and 8th, a record turnout of 160 intelligent energy entrepreneurs, software developers, and industry leaders gathered at the Citizen Engagement Laboratory in Uptown Oakland for 2 days of hacking solar and storage software solutions to industry challenges posed by sponsors DSM and SunRun. Check out the submissions and winners on Devpost

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CELI San Francisco Inaugural Recruitment

On February 2nd, Powerhouse sponsored the Clean Energy Leadership Institute's networking happy hour to celebrate the launch of applications for CELI’s inaugural San Francisco Clean Energy Leaders Spring 2017 Fellowship Class.


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Pitches & Pitchers 2016

 Friends and members of the Powerhouse community gathered at Drake's Dealership on Wednesday December 7th for great food, pitches from our graduating cohort of accelerator startups, and satirical awards for Powerhouse entrepreneurs.

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NEW DAWN 2016

On August 26th, over four hundred solar enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, investors, and industry executives reached the pinnacle of solar nirvana at New Dawn, Powerhouse's summer solar startup party of the year. 

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Powerhouse pavilion & circle 2016

Powerhouse Pavilion and Circle: Powerhouse Pavilion was Intersolar's first showcase featuring solar software and fintech startups on the expo floor.  Powerhouse Circle is the nation's first solar-specific speed dating event for investors, industry executives and entrepreneurs. 

VIDEO   |   PHOTOS


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Powerhouse Accelerator Graduation & BBQ

Congratulations to SunSwarm, SunFi, Shinbone and Volta for graduating from Powerhouse’s Accelerator. Welcome Sunlytics, PVBid, SunBanc and Solar.ai to the Powerhouse Accelerator. You are the future superstars of new solar software and fintech solutions.

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Powerhouse Cocktail Reception

A big thanks to Obvious Ventures and GE Ventures for hosting the Powerhouse Cocktail Reception. The reception brought together thought leaders, investors and industry executives with the shared mission of driving innovation and entrepreneurship in new energy.

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SunCode 2016

The energy level reached new heights at the Powerhouse SunCode Solar Hackathon this year with over 120+ participants, 10 sponsors, 12 mentors and 4 judges from the industry's leading solar companies and VC's. At SunCode, developers, designers and solar champions prototyped creative solar software solutions. 

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The 11th Hour Project Jamathon

The Accelerator Jamathon brings together a select group of Powerhouse Hackathon winners, accelerator startups, investors and tech leaders to create innovative solutions to challenges that Hackathon winners and Powerhouse startups are facing. 

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Financial Innovation for Energy Access

Powerhouse was thrilled to partner with EnergyAccessSF to host an inspiring panel discussion that explored how innovative financing models that have helped solar scale in the U.S. could be applied to expand energy access in emerging markets.

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GE ventures Reception

Some energy corporations fight change, some embrace it, and some lead it. Powerhouse is a proud partner of GE Ventures and GE Current to lead this transition to renewables. 

 

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NEW DAWN 2015

SfunCube is now Powerhouse and we celebrated the announcement in style with 402 of you at New Dawn. Nothing makes us happier than throwing the best solar startup party of the year for the nation’s most ingenious solar entrepreneurs, executives, and investors. 

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DOE SUNSHOT Jamathon

The SunShot Catalyst Jamathon was a 3.5 hour business brainstorming event that helped build amazing startup pitches. Participants recruited team members to work on a business idea that can be implemented with software, data, or automation.

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POWERHOUSE pavilion & Circle 2015

A big thanks to all the investors, industry executives and entrepreneurs who attended Powerhouse Circle at Intersolar 2015, where 30 solar entrepreneurs pitched their companies to 30 investors and industry executives in a "speed networking" format. 

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Solar Week

SolarWeek was a solar energy exhibition in  San Leandro that engaged changemakers, solar entrepreneurs, designers, makers, students and citizens to ideate the possibilities of solar energy with the mission to inspire solutions to the challenges of establishing a renewable future.

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Hack the Sun

Suncode 2015

SfunCube’s Solar Hackathon brought the Bay Area’s most hardcore developers, innovative designers, and brilliant solar business minds together to create innovative approaches to accelerate solar adoption in the US and around the world. 

VIDEO   |   PHOTOS