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Cleantech Open 2012 Business Accelerator & Competition


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Enter the Cleantech Open’s seventh annual Business Accelerator & Competition! This year’s program is calling for the most innovative, promising, and brilliant cleantech ideas that are ready to go from napkin sketch or garage startup to headline news! Enter in one of six categories : Air, Water and Waste; Energy Efficiency; Renewable Energy; Green Building; Smart Power; Transportation.

By entering, you will receive world-class training, mentoring, funding and publicity. Beyond extensive training and support, prizes are awarded from $10,000 regionally to the National Grand Prize valued at $250,000.

Earlybird Application Deadline : April, 3rd : $40 student team, $90 professional team
Final Application Deadline: March 8th: $90 student team, $140 professional team
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Cleantech Open 2012 Business Accelerator & Competition

  1. 1. Join UsAccelerate Your Cleantech Startup to the Next Level
  2. 2. Enter Your Solution in One of Six CategoriesRenewable Energy Air, Water & WasteEnergy Efficiency TransportationGreen Building Smart Power
  3. 3. In One of Our 7 Regions Across the US Pacific Northwest North East North CentralWestern Rocky Mountain Mid Atlantic South Central
  4. 4. Our Alumni Are Getting Funded – Over $660M Company Cleantech Open Status Date AmountAdura Technologies 2006 Energy Efficiency Winner 2010 $12M Alphabet Energy 2009 Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Winner 2011 $12M EarthClean 2010 North Central Finalist 2011 $1M EcoFactor 2009 National Grand Prize Winner 2010 $5.9M FloDesign 2009 National Grand Prize Winner 2010 $37.5M Green Volts 2006 Renewable Energy Finalist 2010 $35M Halotechnics 2006 Renewable Energy Finalist 2010 $5.2M Mission Motors 2007 Transportation Finalist 2010 $4.7M OnChip Power 2010 Northeast Winner 2011 $1.8MRivertop Renewables 2009 Rocky Mountain Winner 2011 $4.75M SustainX Energy 2008 Northeast Finalist 2011 $20M Xolve 2010 North Central Finalist 2011 $2M
  5. 5. Benefit From Our National and Regional EventsAnnual Launch (Feb/Mar) Breakfast Briefings (Jan-Apr) Organizers’ Congress (Mar)National Conference (Jun) Regional Awards (Oct) Global Forum (November)
  6. 6. Training, Mentoring, Capital and ShowcasesRegional and National Media Academies (Jun/Jul) Training Program (Jul-Sep) Business Clinics (Jul-Aug) Speed Investing Exhibit Booths (Conference/Forum)
  7. 7. What Our Past Alumni Are Saying“I’ve been to business “The Cleantech Open didschool. It takes a few an outstanding job ofyears. This takes a providing us withconcentrated two months, informative workshops andit’s pretty intense, and it’s extraordinary mentors…probably more important. To us, this was more thanIt really prepares you to a competition, it was anmove a company forward.” invaluable learning experience.”Dennis Murphy,Ground Source Geothernal,2008 Green Building Runner Up Gabriel Ayala,and 2008 Sustainability Award Enovative Group,Winner 2008 Energy Efficiency Finalist
  8. 8. Here’s How It WorksApply Within Your Region Become a Regional Finalist and receive expert feedback Present your idea to a regional Judging Panel to and receive a “Startup in a Box” and mentoring practice your pitch and of cash and services recieve expert feedback worth $20,000Qualify as a Semifinalist Exhibit at the Global Forumand receive $45,000 worth of Participate in the Regional and present your ideas totraining, services, mentoring, Business Clinics to sharpen yuor buisness plan, investors and business leaders network and visibility presentation and strategy Win the Grand Prize Participate in the National Participate in the Academy, and receive up to $250,000* worth Conference, showcase an acclaimed intensive your idea and meet 3-day training course led of cash, services, potential clients and national press coverage by experts in the field investors and more
  9. 9. Deadline for Application Submissions – May 8th Semifinalists Will be Announced – May 23rd Be an Early Bird and Save! Apply and Pay Your Fee by April 3rd
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