“Energy forecasting is easy. It's getting it right that's difficult”

- Graham Stein, 1996


How does a startup thrive in this type of environment?

Wednesday, May 274:00 – 5:00pm MST

Energy and Energy Technology Live Youtube Happy Hour

Global economic uncertainty in combination with plummeting oil prices has created a unique landscape for leaders in Energy and Energy Technology. How does a startup thrive in this type of environment? Join us as we do a deep dive on a startup that's thriving in Energy Technology - learn about their challenges, strategies and how their outlook has changed.



Panel Members

Michael Tsokur

Banker at WGNielsen & Co

Bio: With over 10 years’ experience in finance and strategy, Michael has helped lead early-stage and late-stage companies from idea to exit as part of the executive team. Michael has helped mentor numerous startups across the U.S., Canada & South America with a focus on emerging technologies as a mentor and through accelerators. In finance, his strengths lie in strategy, modeling, financial operations, fundraising, investor strategy, communication and board relations. 



David Fosberg, CFA

Managing Partner, Ascent Energy Ventures

Bio:Investment professional focused on technology companies with digital and automation solutions for the energy industry. David has over 15 years in investment decision making roles with an expertise in energy technology, systematic investments, and financial analysis. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder. 


Jeff Boyle

Vice President, Vinri Technologies

Jeff is a business development executive with nearly two decades of technology enabled services commercialization. As Vice President with Vintri Technologies, he leads a team in Calgary and Houston focused on business development, marketing, and channel partnerships. Jeff is an active MRU alumni, a subcommittee chair within the Calgary Stampede, and heads several Energy industry initiatives including the technology showcase within the CEPA Foundation.

Michael Tanner 

360 Digital Closing Bell Host

Bio: Host of Digital Closing Bell Podcast on Oil and Gas 360 and EnerCom Inc. Also working with Sandstone Capital Group heading up their energy business.

Currently working at Sandstone in their advisory and hedging business. Also working with the OpenOil Project, whose mission is to open-source the energy industry through free access to well-level production information. 


Brendan Boyle

Co-Founder and CEO, Vintri Technologies

 Vintri Technologies Inc., an emerging Oil & Gas infrastructure data preparation and material traceability organization. Brendan was a pipeline engineer within an Operator prior to venturing into the digital transformation side of the industry. Brendan and his team have successfully developed multiple data accuracy & accessibility solutions that are currently deployed on some of North America's largest new midstream projects. 






Dan Genovese

Director, Consulting Services, EnerCom

Bio: Currently serves as Director of Energy Consulting Services at EnerCom, Inc. in Denver, CO. Serve as a key advisor to senior management of client companies in E&P, Oilfield Services, Midstream as well as capital providers, in areas of corporate strategy, investor relations and targeting, analytics, branding, media, and graphics. Prior to EnerCom, served Business Development Director for Network Global Logistics.


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