The Art of Entrepreneurial Eco-Investing

John PrestonThe MIT Enterprise Forum of the UK is delighted to welcome John T. Preston, Managing Director and founder of C Change Investments, as our next speaker in the forum's Distinguished Entrepreneur series.

Registration commences 30 minutes prior to the start

John Preston is the Managing Director and founder of C Change Investments as well as CEO of Continuum Energy Technologies LLC (CET) and a Senior Lecturer at M.I.T., and original co-founder of the Entrepreneurship Center at MIT Sloan. John's primary expertise is in energy, environment, technology, and entrepreneurship. Before starting CET, Mr. Preston was the Director of Technology Development (and Licensing) at M.I.T., where he was responsible for the commercialization of intellectual property developed at M.I.T. In that capacity, he oversaw activities that led to the creation of hundreds of new technology-based companies as well as the negotiation of thousands of licenses with existing companies. He also oversaw many complex negotiations including the creation of the U.S. standard for high definition television, while representing M.I.T. on the HDTV Grand Alliance.


Mr. Preston was awarded the rank of "Knight of the Order of National Merit of France" by French President Mitterrand. He was awarded the Hammer Award for Reinventing Government by Vice President Gore. He is the recipient of numerous other awards and honors including the Thomas Jefferson Award, given to the leading American in technology transfer and the Renaissance Engineering and Science award from Stevens Institute of Technology. Mr. Preston is Honorary Alum of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


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