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Join Heliogen Founder & CEO in Fireside Chat

By on December 17, 2021 0

IPO Edge and the Palm Beach Hedge Fund Association hosted a fireside chat with Heliogen, Inc. Founder and CEO to discuss the pending business combination with Athena Technology Acquisition Corp. The event featured Heliogen Founder and CEO Bill Gross, joined by IPO Edge Editor John Jannarone and Editor-in-Chief Jarrett Banks in a moderated video session lasting approximately 60 minutes and including a Q&A with the audience.


Heliogen is a renewable energy technology company focused on eliminating the need for fossil fuels in heavy industry and creating a sustainable future. The company’s modular, AI-enabled concentrated solar technology aims to cost-effectively deliver carbon-free energy nearly 24/7 in the form of heat, electricity or fuel to the large-scale green hydrogen – for the first time in history. Heliogen was established at Idealab, the leading technology incubator founded by Bill Gross in 1996. For more information on Heliogen, please visit

On July 6, 2021, Heliogen entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Athena Technology Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: ATHN). Upon closing of the business combination, Heliogen will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the new ticker symbol “HLGN”. Additional information about the transaction can be found here:

Mr. Gross discussed:

  • Business outlook and growth plans following the business combination with Athena Technology Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: ATHN)

  • Heliogen’s concentrated solar power technology and its role in replacing fossil fuels and powering industry with renewable energy available almost 24/7

  • HelioHeat providing ultra high temperature carbonless heat to power heavy industrial processes

  • HelioPower supplies energy from sunlight using supercritical CO2turbines to power industrial facilities, data centers and mining operations

  • HelioFuel provides clean fuels like green hydrogen which can be used to power industry and as fuel in transportation, heavy equipment and home heating

About the speakers:

Gross invoice is the founder and CEO of Heliogen. Bill is the founder of over 150 companies over the past 30 years. Bill has a mechanical engineering degree from Caltech and his specialty is solar energy.

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