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Clean Tech Open Kicks Off Southern California Search for Next Generation of Clean Tech Startups, Offering $1M in Prizes
Weekly Breakfast Briefing Series to Bring Together Local Clean Tech Entrepreneurs and Industry Leaders
By: Marketwired .
Apr. 6, 2009 04:01 PM
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/06/09 -- On Wednesday, April 8th, the Clean Tech Open will kick off a series of Southern California events with its first ever Breakfast Briefing in Orange County, bringing together clean tech entrepreneurs, start-ups, investors and industry thought leaders for discussions on the future of the clean tech market. The first event will be hosted by OCTANe, the Southern California supporting partner for the Clean Tech Open, and will feature a talk by Josh Bigelow from Synchromatics, a Clean Tech Open alumni contestant, as well as a preview of the Clean Tech Open's 2009 season. The Clean Tech Open, now in its fourth year, will award $1 million dollars in prizes to clean tech start-ups that win the 2009 competition, with a grand prize available of $250,000 to the winning start-up.
The Southern California series of Clean Tech Open Breakfast Briefings are scheduled weekly at different locations throughout the region and include primers on how to enter the Clean Tech Open competition before the deadline of May 30th, 2009, as well as insights and conversations around emerging issues in the clean tech sector from industry insiders. More on this year's schedule here: http://www.cleantechopen.com/app.cgi/events/index/
What: Clean Tech Open Breakfast Briefing When: April 8, 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM Where: TechSpace 65 Enterprise, 3rd floor Huntington Conference room Aliso Viejo, CA Speakers: Josh Bigelow, Synchromatics Luis Vasquez, OCTANe, Clean Tech Open So. Cal. Supporting Org Stacie Olivares-Howard, Clean Tech Open So. Cal Chairman
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About The Clean Tech Open:
The Clean Tech Open is a catalyst for clean tech innovation. A non-profit organization founded in 2006, it provides today's clean tech innovators with the tools, training and connections they need to become tomorrow's viable clean tech businesses. The core of the Clean Tech Open is an annual business competition, supported by expert volunteers and mentors, that provides entrepreneurs with the crucial business training, services and insights they need to go to market successfully. The Clean Tech Open has assisted over 100 companies raise more than $120 million in external funding, and has spurred the creation of hundreds of jobs in California. Fueled by a network of over 400 volunteers and sponsors, the Clean Tech Open unites the public and private sectors in a shared vision for making America's clean tech sector a thriving economic engine. Past alumni successes include Adura Technologies, Cool Earth Solar and GreenVolts. To learn more, visit: www.cleantechopen.com.
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