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Press Release: UMass Dartmouth to hold a Green Jobs Breakfast with Konarka Co-founder and Chairman Howard Berke on April 29


UMass Dartmouth to hold a Green Jobs Breakfast with Konarka Co-founder and Chairman Howard Berke on April 29

Howard Berke, co-founder and chairman of Konarka will be the keynote speaker at a Green Jobs Breakfast on Wednesday, April 29 from 8:30a.m.-9:30 a.m. in Woodland Commons Community Center at the Dartmouth Campus.

Author:  Susan Jennings
Date:  April 23, 2009
Department:   Sustainability
Howard Berke, co-founder and chairman of Konarka will be the keynote speaker at a Green Jobs Breakfast on Wednesday, April 29 from 8:30a.m.-9:30 a.m. in Woodland Commons Community Center at the Dartmouth Campus.
Konarka is a thin-film solar startup company that, recently opened a new manufacturing plant in New Bedford. Berke will speak about Konarka as well as the promise of the green economy.
Berke has founded or co-founded 13 start-up companies and has initiated and completed numerous corporate acquisitions, mergers and research and development joint ventures in the U.S., Europe and Asia. He is currently a senior advisor to Good Energies, a private investment firm in solar photovoltaic companies and wind developers. The breakfast precedes "Green Career Day: Expo 2009", which will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Woodland Commons. For more information, contact Susan Jennings at 508-910-6958.






 

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