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Viridis Africa 2013 - clean technology investment summit

On the 15th & 16th October 2013 the third Clean Technology business and investment matchmaking conference for the African continent is to be held at the Killarney Country Club, Lower Houghton, Johannesburg South Africa. Called Viridis Africa, ( the event is dedicated to entrepreneurs and corporates who are seeking funding to introduce clean technology solutions and services.

Principals who would present their business opportunities at this event would enjoy access to numerous local and foreign investors, stratified according to their interest and investment criteria.

Investors would include venture capital, private equity, project and corporate finance outfits and others dedicated to the clean tech sector. They would also include US, European funding agencies, technology specific investment funds and major companies who seek strategic alliance and acquisitions.

The following are some of the clean tech sub-sectors being presented:
Clean Energy
Wind, solar, hydro, biofuels, geothermal, clean coal technologies, coal bed methane
 Fuel cells, advanced batteries, hybrid systems
Management, transmission
Building efficiency, Smart grids, waste heat recovery
Water & waste water:
Water treatment, water conservation, wastewater treatment, desalination
Recycling & Waste:
Recycling, waste treatment (organic matter, plastics)

Presenters will have the opportunity to introduce their investment case to interested parties throughout the lifecycle of their business, i.e. from conceptual, early stage / startup through to established business.

The event will also introduce parties with complimentary technologies and business models to one another to explore mutually beneficial opportunities.

In the main the conference and its exhibition will endeavor to bring about a vibrant “market trading place” for entrepreneurs and corporates to propose and conclude investment deals with funders.  

Although the event is to be held once a year, it is designed to give the participants long term continuity vis a vis  the provision of web-based interaction platforms, inducing social networks, virtual market place and other interactive features.

In addition it is intended to hold Viridis Africa within individual countries in Africa, as and when greater interest and support is gained in a particular country.

Please note that the deadline for your business proposal submission is 30 Sptember 2013.

An executive business summary of your project/ company is required in order for us to match your initiative/company business proposal the appropriate theme. Importantly you need to indicate the funds you seek and the principal terms for investors.

For more information please contact (code 0027):
Suza Adam                               - 011 880 0364     - general
Raz Cohen                                - 011 880 0374    – corporate / project finance
Dr Andries van der Linde          -  082 825 0985     – renewable energy, wind power generation, photovoltaic, geothermal

suza.adam @

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