2/9/07 – Sopogy Presents at the Wayne Brown Institute

February 9, 2007

Sopogy at Wayne Brown Institute   

Twenty-Three Companies to Present at the Wayne Brown Institute’s 23rd Annual Investors Choice Venture Capital Conference – Utah

(PRLEAP.COM) More than 20 companies will present at the Wayne Brown Institute’s 23rd Annual Investors Choice Venture Capital Conference – Utah, entitled, “Putting Together the Pieces – Introducing the Fundable Venture,” to be hosted February 8, 2007 in Salt Lake City.0 for any additional conference attendee(s) from the same firm.

The conference provides opportunities for organizations from across the United States to participate in the venture capital process as investors meet with companies and individuals seeking capital for business ventures. Since the conference’s inception 23 years ago, alumni companies have successfully raised a total of more than $1.8 billion based on strategic alliances formed at the conference.

“Participation in the Investors Choice conference is one of the most effective ways a company can raise the capital it needs and reach the next level of its organizational goals,” said Brad Bertoch, president of the Wayne Brown Institute. “We are confident this year’s event will continue to provide education and experience for companies wishing to learn the venture process, build a fundraising presentation and meet with venture, corporate and angel investors.”

The complete list of companies scheduled to present at the conference is as follows, along with each organization’s Internet URL:

§ Alias Semiconductor, no URL available – Seattle, WA
§ AlphaSpine, www.alphaspine.com – American Fork, UT
§ Aviacode, www.aviacode.com – Salt Lake City, UT
§ Caveon, www.caveon.com – Draper, UT
§ Clear Play, www.clearplay.com – Salt Lake City, UT
§ CoMet Solutions, www.cometsolutions.com – Albuquerque, NM
§ eXpresso, no URL available – Park City UT
§ Flying Sensors, www.flyingsensors.com – Salt Lake City, UT
§ High West Distillery, no URL available – Park City, UT
§ Innovasic Semiconductor, www.inovasic.com – Albuquerque, NM
§ iWorld, no URL available – Pleasant Grove, UT
§ Know More Media, www.knowmoremedia.com – Orem, UT
§ LignUp, www.lignup.com – Salt Lake City, UT
§ Lingotek, www.lingotek.com – Provo, UT
§ Nanopoint, www.nanopointimaging.com – Honolulu, HI
§ Precision Surveying Solutions, www.pssllc.com – Provo, UT
§ Q-Therapeutics, no URL available – Salt Lake City, UT
§ Simpliphones, http://simpliphones.com – Orem, UT
§ Sopogy, www.sopogy.org – Honolulu, HI
§ Techniscan, www.techniscan.com – Salt Lake City, UT
§ ThromboVision, www.thrombovision.com – Houston, TX
§ Transparient, www.transparient.com – Salt Lake City, UT
§ Wasatch MicroFludics, no URL available – Salt Lake City, UT
§ Xapio, http://xapio.com – Salt Lake City, UT

Sponsors for this year’s event include Zions Bank, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, Governor’s Office of Economic Development and NASDAQ.

More information about the Wayne Brown Institute is available online at www.venturecapital.org or by calling 801-595-1141.

About The Wayne Brown Institute
Located in Salt Lake City, the Wayne Brown Institute is the oldest, most successful non-profit venture capital accelerator in the world and was formed in 1983 by Dr. Wayne S. Brown. It seeks to educate early-stage companies through mentor-based training in the methods of becoming attractive, viable investments for venture capitalists, while creating value-added relationships between entrepreneurs, capital providers and key professionals specializing in equity-backed business. The Wayne Brown Institute is nationally recognized for its expertise in understanding and applying the venture capital funding processes of Silicon Valley to areas that are capital constrained

Sopogy Receives Mention in 2/1/07 Honolulu Advertiser

February 2, 2007
Sopogy in the Honolulu Advertiser Feb 2007


Nanopoint Inc. and Sopogy Inc., two Hawai’i-based technology companies, will be among the companies making presentations to investors at next week’s Investors Choice Venture Capital Conference in Utah. The conference is billed as a way for companies to meet with venture capitalists as they seek funds to build their companies. Nanopoint is a biotechnology company developing cellular imaging systems for the life sciences market. Sopogy is working on increasing renewable energy production through its concentrated solar power technologies.

Sopogy requests a Special Purpose Revenue Bond from the Hawaii Legislature

February 2, 2007

Report Title:

Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Sopogy Inc.


Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds in an amount not exceeding $10,000,000 to assist Sopogy Inc. with planning, designing, construction, equipping, and operating a solar farm power plant at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii to produce electricity from solar power.


H.B. NO.


Jim Maskrey joins Sopogy as Vice President of Business Development

February 2, 2007

Sopogy Press Release



Date: February 2, 2007

Subject: Jim Maskrey joins Sopogy as Vice President of Business Development

Contact: Darren T. Kimura, President and CEO

Tel: (808) 216-3478

email: dkimura@sopogy.org

Jim Maskrey Joins Sopogy as Vice President of Business Development

Honolulu, HI – Sopogy, Inc. announced today that Jim Maskrey has joined the company as its Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Maskrey has more than 25 years of experience in solar and energy technologies, and was most recently the manager of Hawaiian Electric Company’s Demand Side Management program for commercial and industrial customers. In this role he was responsible for the issuance of energy efficiency rebate incentives for customers who implemented efficient technologies. Prior to Hawaiian Electric he was the business development manager of DMC a national energy management company. He began his career at the Solar Energy Research Institute which is now known as the National Renewable Energy Laboratories. Mr. Maskrey is active in Hawaii’s energy community as the President of Rebuild Hawaii Consortium, Chair of the Environmental Committee of the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii and is a member of the Hawaii Electricity Reliability Advisory Committee. He holds a Masters of Environmental Planning degree from Arizona State University, his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Hawaii and a Bachelors of Arts from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

About Sopogy, Inc.

Sopogy, Inc. (www.sopogy.org) is a Hawaii based solar technology company dedicated to enabling the renewable energy economy by dramatically increasing energy production through widespread use of its Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technologies. Sopogy offers a cost-effective method for producing electricity and by-products that include steam, desalination, hydrogen, absorption cooling and hot water heating.


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For additional information about Sopogy, Inc., please contact Darren Kimura, President & CEO at (808) 216-3478 .