Startups 101: CMC hosts webinar on

Dr. Alfred Lam

Dr. Alfred Lam

CMC’s Venture Capital and Start-Up Webinar

January 24, 2013, 1-2pm MDT

CMC is excited to offer HQPs this opportunity to learn more about the world of startups and venture capital. Join Dr. Alfred Lam, an analyst with Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital, as he talks about how venture capitalists (VCs) evaluate potential opportunities. Dr. Lam, a CMC HQP alumnus who has over eight years R&D experience, will also offer tips on being a successful entrepreneur. Some of the topics covered by Dr. Lam include:

  • Typical University start up pitfalls and processes;
  • Tips on networking and mentorship;
  • VC structure and stages of investment; and
  • How Chrysalix evaluates new technologies and opportunities.

This free webinar is open to all HQP but will be of special interest to those interested in commercializing technology. Join CMC to learn about the role of VCs, the process for university start-ups and the stages of raising investment funds. Audience Q&A will follow the presentation.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

About Dr. Alfred Lam

Alfred joined Chrysalix EVC in 2012 with over eight years R&D experience with clean energy systems. He is a technology innovator with two patent applications and eight first-authored journal publications in the areas of chemical and electrochemical engineering.

Prior to Chrysalix EVC, Alfred was a Strategic Analyst at the Clean Energy Research Centre at the University of British Columbia (UBC) where he developed a five-year strategic energy initiative framework and championed information flow across academic institutions, commercial enterprises, and government bodies to accelerate innovation. He also led the prototype development of a Carbon Management Canada Project focused on the solar conversion of CO2 to sustainable fuels and led the design of a government-funded 1W fuel cell-based battery charger prototype. During his time at UBC, he was awarded a NSERC Innovation Challenge Award – one of three nationally – recognizing his entrepreneurial spirit and the commercial potential of his PhD research in novel fuel cell architectures.

Beyond his university work, Alfred has completed industrial internships with BASF Canada, Ballard Generation Systems, Ballard Power systems, and others and in his spare time, he is in the process of launching his own consumer-focused small business.

Alfred has a PhD in Chemical & Biological Engineering from the University of British Columbia and a BASc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

About Chrysalix

Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital (“Chrysalix EVC”) is a venture capital firm investing in technologies that will drive the new energy economy. The Firm provides early-stage financing, hands-on assistance, and strategic connections to innovative companies confronting the world’s most important energy and environmental issues. For the past two years, the Firm has ranked the most active early-stage clean energy technology venture capital firm in the world.