Opportunity Green Business Conference 2011 Speakers
Micah Kotch @cleantechnyc
Office of Innovation Development
Micah Kotch currently serves as Director of the New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Renewable Economy (NYC ACRE) initiative at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU, where he is helping develop New York City's emerging cleantech sector. NYC ACRE helps cleantech and renewable energy companies in New York City grow, advancing the City as a role model for a low-carbon future.
A Chinese major at Colgate University, Micah graduated with distinction and wrote his first business plan while working in Ningbo, China. Micah has developed new business for wireless telecom carriers and device manufacturers, brokering licensing deals with large media companies and game publishers. In 2004 he was recruited to serve as green initiatives coordinator for Pratt Institute, helping grow the Pratt Design Incubator for Sustainable Innovation at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and establishing the Center for Sustainable Design Studies and Research (funded by a Federal DOE grant). He serves on the Board of the NY Chapter of the US Association of Energy Economists, the Green Finance Board of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, and the NYU Sustainability Task Force. The son of the former Inspector General of the FDNY and a lifelong educator in New York City's public school system, Micah has deep roots in Brooklyn, where he lives with his family.