Clean Technology Venture Capitalist to Discuss Climate Change Fixes at Ithaca College

ITHACA, NY — Dan Miller, the cofounder and managing director of venture capital firm The Roda Group, will present “How to Fix Climate Change for Free” at Ithaca College on Tuesday, Oct. 7. Sponsored by the School of Business, his 6 p.m. presentation in Textor 102 is free and open to the public.

Founded in 1997, the Berkeley-based Roda Group provides entrepreneurs with the resources, environment and guidance to launch and grow businesses focusing on clean technology.

“Dan is a successful venture capitalist with years of experience seeking solutions to technological problems, and his firm focuses exclusively on funding clean technology that can be scaled to meet the challenges presented by climate change,” says Marlene Barken, associate professor of legal studies and chair of the School of Business Sustainability Committee. “His presentation should appeal to a wide audience and provide a meaningful call to realistic action.”

Miller holds degrees in electrical engineering from Cornell and Stanford and was a cofounder of TCSI Corporation, a leading provider of integrated software products and services for the global telecommunications industry. He currently serves on the board of directors of the three most recent Roda Group investments — mOasis, Inventys and Gridtential — which the firm believes will fundamentally advance the way we grow food, produce energy and store energy, respectively.

Miller has spoken at a number of international events, including the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. He is a member of the Climate Reality Project and on the board of directors of Climate Healers, a group dedicated to deploying solar cooking stoves in developing countries. You can learn more about his activities at his Climate Place website.

For more information contact Paul Deamer, marketing communications manager for the School of Business, at pdeamer@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-1279.

Dan Miller, cofounder of The Roda Group, will present “How to Fix Climate Change for Free” at Ithaca College.