The Art of Entrepreneurial Eco-Investing
October 5, 2009: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The MIT Enterprise Forum of the UK and the Chicago Booth European Private Equity and Entrepreneurship Roundtable are delighted to welcome John T. Preston, Managing Director and founder of C Change Investments as guest speaker at their next event.
John Preston is the Managing Director and founder of C Change Investments as well as CEO of Continuum Energy Technologies LLC (CET), a Sr Lecturer at MIT and original co-founder of the Entrepreneurship Center at MIT Sloan. John's primary expertise is in energy, environment, technology and entrepreneurship. Before starting CET, Mr. Preston was the Director of Technology Development (and Licensing) at MIT, where he was responsible for the commercialization of intellectual property developed at MIT In that capacity, he oversaw activities that led to the creation of hundreds of new technology-based companies as well as the negotiation of thousands of licenses with existing companies. He also oversaw many complex negotiations including the creation of the US standard for high definition television, while representing MIT on the HDTV Grand Alliance.
Mr. Preston was awarded the rank of "Knight of the Order of National Merit of France" by French President Mitterrand. He was awarded the Hammer Award for Reinventing Government by Vice President Gore. He is the recipient of numerous other awards and honors including the Thomas Jefferson Award, given to the leading American in technology transfer and the Renaissance Engineering and Science award from Stevens Institute of Technology. Mr. Preston is Honorary Alum of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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About the European Private Equity and Entrepreneurship Roundtable:
The European Private Equity and Entrepreneurship Roundtable contributes to the intellectual debate by gathering and sharing information regarding trends and facts in the private equity industry and in the entrepreneurial space; it provides direct access to key industry players, becoming a point of reference for students, alumni and operators.
Global Entrepreneur Programme - UKTI:
The Global Entrepreneur Programme identifies and provides overseas entrepreneurs with global potential in the life sciences and information and technology sectors with Dealmaker support and assistance to successfully establish new technology based opportunities and global headquarters in the UK
About the MIT Enterprise Forum of the UK:
Part of an international network of MIT Enterprise Forums providing connections between technology entrepreneurs and its global communities, the UK Forum is open to all individuals, entrepreneurs and investors passionate about driving technological enterprise and innovation, whether MIT alumni or non-alumni.