Power Lunch with Ben Abram ’07 (Modern Energy Group)
Duke University students are invited to join a virtual Power Lunch featuring Duke alumnus Ben Abram '07, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Modern Energy Group.
Event capacity will be limited so that all attendees have the chance to introduce themselves, ask questions, and exchange ideas. Advance registration required here: bit.ly/jan21power
A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE, so please register only if you are committed to attending (and staying for the entirety of the event). If your plans change, please cancel your registration so someone else can take part.
About Ben Abram
Ben Abram ('07) currently serves as Modern Energy Group's Managing Partner. Ben started his career as a venture capital analyst, sourcing and evaluating clean energy companies in the 2007 "Clean Tech 1.0" era, on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park, California. After serving on the board of two of the firm's portfolio companies, he left the venture capital field in search of a business model that would more directly accelerate energy efficiency adoption through alternate financing. In 2013, Ben acquired what has since become Modern Energy's flagship platform, American Efficient. In 2016 Ben combined his holdings in American Efficient with those of his longtime friend Mark Laabs, who had co-founded Faro Energy, to form Modern Energy Group together. The private investors who had backed each of those companies continued to fund Modern Energy Group's ongoing expansion, and today the combined businesses under the group umbrella have more than one hundred full-time employees. In addition to his work at Modern Energy, Ben is a father of an infant, keeps the Sabbath, collects street art, and with his wife's help tithes his income to charity.
This event is organized by the Duke University Energy Initiative and Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, which are merging.