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About RISE Energy Summit

Growth Opps and GO Green Energy Fund are leading the way in driving equitable access to capital and clean energy jobs. As the first African American-led Green Bank in the U.S., our mission is to catalyze investment in underserved communities to improve prosperity, health, and quality of life. We convene leaders across sectors to spark innovation and unite to build a sustainable, inclusive economy.

Reserve Your Spot at RISE 2023!

Space is limited – secure your spot today to experience this one-of-a-kind summit on equitable clean energy and economic opportunity. Whether you opt for the VIP treatment or value-packed General Admission, purchasing your ticket now guarantees you access to all of RISE 2023’s incredible speakers, sessions, and networking. Don’t miss out on the critical insights and connections that will accelerate your organization and career.

Registration Deadline Expired!!

Why Attend RISE?

Leverage Historic Investments

Learn how the Inflation Reduction Act’s $369 billion for clean energy can uplift your community. Gain insights on capitalizing on this unprecedented opportunity.

Forge Strategic Connections

Network with business leaders, policymakers, and changemakers driving opportunity and empowerment. Make valuable contacts across sectors.

Chart an Equitable Course

Collaborate on solutions to maximize diverse participation and prosperity in the clean energy transition.

Accelerate your Organization

Bring back actionable strategies to advance sustainability and community development goals. Inspire your team.

About RISE Energy Summit

RISE 2023 convenes leaders across business, government, and communities to chart an equitable path forward in the clean energy transition. This all-day summit focuses on strategically expanding opportunity for catalytic Midwest investment to help corporations, communities and households rise towards a cleaner, brighter future.

August 22, 2023

7:30AM - 7:00PM

Cleveland Marriott Downtown

1360 W Mall Dr, Cleveland, OH 44114

Event Lineup

We’ve crafted a schedule filled with insightful discussions and engaging panels. Dive into our carefully curated lineup designed to inspire
action and foster collaboration. Here’s a snapshot of the day’s events, ensuring you maximize every moment. rise towards a cleaner, brighter future.

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast & Networking

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Opening Welcome & Overview& Sponsor Comments

9:30 am - 11:00 am

​​Climate and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)

Emily Huggins-Jones
Partner, Locke Lord Washington, DC

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Understanding IRA Incentives to Reduce Project Cost

Miranda Leppla
Environmental Law Clinic
Case Western Reserve University

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

​​Lunch Plenary | Development of a Community

Malik Yoba
   Erica King McPherson
   Ndeda N. Letson

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Catalytic Projects Begin with You

GO Green Energy Campus

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

​  Presentation of Entrepreneur Showcase Awards

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

The 22nd Century City

Joe Cimperman
Tony Sias

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Event Wrap-Up

4:45 pm - 7:00 pm

VIP Reception

Our Sponsors

We are proud to partner with visionary organizations and leaders driving change. Our sponsors make RISE 2023 possible. Their support demonstrates commitment to building an equitable, sustainable future through clean energy and economic opportunity.


RISE Energy Summit 2023 will take place on August 22, 2023.

The event will be held at:
Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Tower
1360 W Mall Dr,
Cleveland, OH 44114

The agenda will feature keynote addresses, panel discussions, interactive workshops, exhibits, and networking opportunities over the entire day.

RISE 2023 will feature high-profile leaders in business, government, and the community focused on equitable access, clean energy, and empowerment. Speaker announcements coming soon!

You can register for General Admission and VIP tickets on the top of this page. Seats are limited. Register today!

Review the enclosed sponsorship packet and select the level that best fits your goals. Complete the commitment form and return along with payment. Invoice options are also available.

Yes, a portion of each sponsorship is tax deductible, as indicated in the sponsorship packet.

Contact Us

Interested to learn more about RISE 2023? Want to explore partnership or sponsorship opportunities? Complete the form below and our team will connect with you shortly. We’re happy to answer your questions and provide additional details.

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