Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies and is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. The company explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and other energy products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels. Chevron’s venture capital business unit, Chevron Technology Ventures Investments (CTVI), finds and makes investments in early-stage companies offering technology valuable to Chevron.
As a leading provider of design and engineering software, Autodesk’s products help to shape much of the built world—from buildings, roads, utilities, and entire cities, to cars, electronics, packaging, and shoes.
Autodesk’s vision is to help millions of architects, designers, and engineers worldwide radically transform the built world by making sustainable design easy and accessible. The Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program grants free design and engineering software to early-stage clean technology companies in North America and Europe who are working to solve some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. Clean tech companies who can benefit from Autodesk Digital Prototyping solutions are invited to apply for the Autodesk Clean Tech Software Grant valued at up to $150,000.
Rocky Mountain and North Central Platinum Sponsor
Faegre & Benson serves businesses throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in Minneapolis in 1886, our firm is one of the 100 largest law firms headquartered in the United States. We have served clients in every U.S. state and in more than 100 countries.
Faegre & Bensons’s energy team addresses the legal needs of businesses operating in this environment. We work with some of the country’s leading energy companies to address the challenges posed by resource availability, energy generation and transmission infrastructure, and the regulation of carbon emissions. Our attorneys counsel energy clients in a range of sectors: utilities, oil and gas, electric transmission, biofuels, wind, solar and geothermal.
Regional Gold Sponsors
Merrick & Company is an employee-owned, multidisciplinary professional services firm specializing in the energy, security, life sciences, and infrastructure markets. The firm provides engineering, architecture, design-build, surveying, and geospatial technologies services.
MFB was founded in 2000, and maintains offices in Denver and Boulder, Colorado. We have grown to become one of the largest law firms based in the Rocky Mountain region that focuses exclusively on procurement, counseling and analysis with respect to all areas of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, technology transfer and licensing.
Reed Smith has one of the pre-eminent law practices in the world focused on the “cleantech” sector. The Cleantech Group at Reed Smith focuses on the legal needs of companies developing or investing in energy generation, energy storage, energy efficiency, energy infrastructure, pollution control and water technologies. Reed Smith clients include some of the leading developers of wind energy (both on shore and offshore), solar power, geothermal power, first and second generation biofuels, energy storage, energy demand management, and water purification and distribution technologies, as well as traders of RECs and carbon emissions credits. Importantly, and unique among technology-focused law firms, Reed Smith’s cleantech practice group represents both growth-stage companies focused on new cleantech technologies, and project developers employing those new technologies to generate, store or transport energy products.