Energy Foundry to Co-Host Energy Thought Summit Chicago

Energy Foundry to Co-Host Energy Thought Summit Chicago

On July 22-23, 2015, Energy Foundry will co-host the first Energy Thought Summit in Chicago (ETS@Chicago) which will bring together industry leaders for an engaging debate on the future state of energy. The ETS@ platform promotes debate and convenes thought leaders who shape change within the industry. This summer, ETS@ will host in the Midwest, recognizing the region has developed into a hotbed for energy innovation and the opportunity to highlight this activity to the rest of the world.

As a key connector in the region, Energy Foundry will co-host the summit. The energy-focused venture fund supports the emerging technologies shaping the future of energy and has a holistic understanding of the market drivers leading change within this industry. ETS@Chicago will enhance the ecosystem of entrepreneurs, investors, utilities, government, researchers, and academia by assembling the region’s industry leaders for elevated dialogue.

“Energy Foundry is extremely proud to co-host ETS@Chicago. Our region has emerged as a hub for energy innovation, setting the pace for our industry globally. ETS is a great forum to showcase our progress to the greater energy community,” said Jason Blumberg, co-founder and CEO of Energy Foundry.

“The face of the next generation will be similar to what Energy Foundry and Smart Grid Cluster do today – bringing together great minds, institutions and doers to solve the great problems of our time,” said Andrew Johnston, President of Energy Thought Summit.

Johnston added, “In the constellation of ecosystems, Energy Foundry and Smart Grid Cluster are the perfect fit to bring together the Midwest ecosystem.”


Energy Foundry is an early-stage impact venture fund created to support game-changing grid and energy ideas. They believe that building successful grid and energy technology companies requires a unique approach. They couple investment with an exceptional set of resources and expertise; from testbeds to an advisor network, public private partnerships to turnkey startup support, helping entrepreneurs to reach their highest potential. In concert with the strategic overlay of Illinois’ billion-dollar grid modernization efforts, their investment model is designed to accelerate speed to market for promising grid and energy ideas.


The Smart Grid Cluster supports economic growth for companies building the future of energy and the grid. They offer a combination of business, technical, and financing support services that leverage the Illinois region’s robust corporate and research assets, and drive the continual economic growth of the energy innovation ecosystem.

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Join global thought leaders such as John Rowe Exelon Corporation Chairman Emeritus on July 22-23 to discuss how people, technology and collaboration in the Midwest can transform infrastructure—especially energy—as we know it. We’re bringing together Midwest thought leaders and rising stars across academia, industry, policy and research to address our nation’s most critical energy infrastructure challenges. Learn more at:

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ETS@chicago is LIVE!
July 22-23, 2015 | Chicago Symphony Center