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Events


EVENTS

Powerhouse brings together the largest community of energy entrepreneurs, investors, and industry leaders in the country. From podcasts to parties, Powerhouse events foster connection, collaboration, and growth throughout the clean energy and mobility industry.

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Events


EVENTS

Powerhouse brings together the largest community of energy entrepreneurs, investors, and industry leaders in the country. From podcasts to parties, Powerhouse events foster connection, collaboration, and growth throughout the clean energy and mobility industry.


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WATT IT TAKES

In partnership with GTM, Watt it Takes is a monthly podcast featuring cleantech founders and CEOs. Episodes are recorded in front of a live audience at Powerhouse. Past episodes here.

On June 27, Nest Co-Founder and former CPO Matt Rogers will share the journey of Nest, the leading connected home company that sold to Google for $3.2 billion in 2014.


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SUNCODE HACKATHON

SunCode is the biggest clean energy hackathon in the country, bringing together software developers, designers, and non-technical enthusiasts to build clean energy solutions with a chance at $10,000 in cash prizes. Success stories include OhmConnect, UtilityAPI, and Swing Electric. SunCode 2019 wrapped up on May 18.


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POWERHOUSE CIRCLE

Powerhouse Circle is a private event that brings together 25 founders and CEOs of the most innovative clean technology startups in the country and 25 of the most well known and respected corporations and venture funds for a fast-paced speed dating pitch event.


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NEW DAWN

Powerhouse's annual cleantech party returns on September 12, 2019. New Dawn brings the Bay Area clean technology community together to celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship. In 2018, over 500 entrepreneurs, investors, and industry leaders gathered over tapas and drinks with sponsors from some of the biggest names in the industry.

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Event Archive


EVENT ARCHIVE

Powerhouse’s signature events have been central to growing our community since our inception in 2013. Scroll on for photos and videos of past events and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram for more.

Event Archive


EVENT ARCHIVE

Powerhouse’s signature events have been central to growing our community since our inception in 2013. Scroll on for photos and videos of past events and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram for more.

PAST EVENTS


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SunCode Hackathon 2019

Powerhouse hosted its sixth annual SunCode Hackathon on May 17-18th at the Citizen Engagement Lab in downtown Oakland. Twenty teams created solutions to accelerate clean energy around the world and took home $10,000 in cash prizes. See the winning submissions on DevPost.


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New DawN 2018

On September 6th, 500+ entrepreneurs, investors, industry professionals, and thought leaders joined Powerhouse for a night of tapas, drinks, live music, and the best networking in the  industry.


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Powerhouse Circle 2018

Powerhouse Circle 2018 brought together 25 founders of the most innovative clean energy startups in the country and 25 of the most respected corporations and venture funds for fast-paced pitches and strategic startup connections.

 VIDEO | PHOTOS


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suncode 2018

On April 13-14th, Powerhouse hosted its fifth annual SunCode Hackathon at the Citizen Engagement Lab in Downtown Oakland. Over the course of 2 days, the competition generated cutting-edge clean energy innovation from teams competing for $10,000 in cash prizes.

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Powerhouse demo night & holiday party

Powerhouse hosted a demo night where accelerator companies past and present pitched to a group of investors, industry partners, and the Powerhouse community at Mosaic in Oakland. The night wrapped up with a festive holiday party.

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NEW DAWn 2017

On August 17, 2017, New Dawn returned with over 500 clean energy entrepreneurs, professionals, and enthusiasts celebrating the future of the industry.

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Powerhouse Pavilion & Circle 2017 

Powerhouse Pavilion 2017 featured a curated selection of startups, while Powerhouse Circle brought together 25 founders and CEOs of clean energy startups and 25 industry executives & investors for a day of speed pitches.

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On March 3rd, CalCEF and New Energy Nexus's Free Electrons startups participated in a workshop with Powerhouse mentors, VCs, and startups for programming and a rooftop happy hour.

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SUNCODE 2017

On April 7th and 8th, a record turnout of 160 clean energy entrepreneurs, software developers, and industry leaders gathered at the Citizen Engagement Laboratory in Downtown Oakland for 2 days of hacking to solve industry challenges 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 a networking happy hour to celebrate the launch of applications for CELI’s inaugural San Francisco Clean Energy Leaders Spring 2017 Fellowship Class.


NEW DAWN 2016

On August 26th, over 400 solar enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, investors, and industry executives reached the pinnacle of solar nirvana at New Dawn, Powerhouse's annual clean energy party. 

VIDEO |  PHOTOS


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Powerhouse pavilion & circle 2016

Powerhouse Pavilion was Intersolar's first showcase featuring solar software and fintech startups on the expo floor. Powerhouse Circle 2016 included 25 investors, executives, and entrepreneurs. 

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SunCode 2016

SunCode 2016 hosted over 120 developers, designers, solar enthusiasts, sponsors, and mentors as well as sponsors and mentors for an exciting competition showcasing groundbreaking ideas for cash prizes.

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Financial Innovation for Energy Access

Powerhouse partnered with EnergyAccessSF to host a panel that explored how innovative financing models that have helped solar scale in the U.S. could be applied to 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

Powerhouse celebrated the summer with a bang, bringing together over 400 of the nation’s best solar entrepreneurs, executives, and investors at New Dawn 2015. 

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POWERHOUSE pavilion & Circle 2015

Powerhouse Circle at Intersolar 2015 featured 30 solar entrepreneurs pitching to 30 investors and industry executives in a "speed networking" environment.  

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Suncode 2015

SunCode 2015 brought the Bay Area’s most devoted developers, innovative designers, and brilliant solar business minds together to create innovative approaches to accelerate solar adoption in the US. 

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