2008 California Clean Tech Open Deadline is June 14

California Clean Tech Open

A reminder – June 14th is the deadline for the 2008 California Clean Tech Open, a business plan competition offering more than $600,000 in prizes for early-stage clean technology startups who plan to locate their operations in California. 

Also, to assist competition entrants a Southern California Executive Summary and Sustainability Workshop will be taking place in San Diego on Tuesday, June 10th.  Some materials from the Northern California workshop are listed below.

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California Clean Tech Open To Hold Technology & Entrepreneur Matching Event on May 1

California Clean Tech Open

The California Clean Tech Open, a business plan competition offering more than $600,000 in prizes for early-stage clean technology startups who plan to locate their operations in California, will hold a technology and entrepreneur matching event on May 1.  The goals of the event are to:

  • build awareness of relevant research and emerging technologies
  • connect entrepreneurs with laboratory researchers and technologists
  • provide a forum for entrepreneurs to meet and assemble Clean Tech Open teams
  • examine and expedite the path to commercial viability and market entry

The event will include opportunities for networking and brief presentations from the following Innovation Partners, who will provide an overview of successful commercialization efforts and current technologies they are developing:

This event will take place from 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm at SRI’s International Building, 333 Ravenswood Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (directions and public transit, parking map).  The registration fee for this event is $20 for pre-registration and $30 at the door (cash only). This fee will be waved for competition entrants who have paid their entry fee. California Clean Tech Open sponsors and partners can attend for free, but should contact innovation@cacleantech.com for special arrangements.

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2008 California Clean Tech Open Launched; More than $600,000 in Prizes to be Awarded to Entrepreneurs

California Clean Tech Open

On April 2nd, the 3rd annual California Clean Tech Open was officially announced.  The California Clean Tech Open is a business plan competition for early-stage clean technology startups who plan to locate their operations in California. 

There are six categories in the competition:

The winning team in each category will receive a prize package valued at more than $100,000, consisting of:

  • Cash prize of $50,000
  • Office space for one year
  • Legal services
  • Recruiting services
  • Accounting services
  • Public relations services
  • Insurance services
  • Marketing services

In addition to prizes for the winning teams, up to 60 finalist teams will receive a variety of services including mentoring and training.  All competition entrants are able to attend a number of events including an Executive Summary workshop.

The California Clean Tech Open will also be holding a launch event on Wednesday, April 9th, from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM, at the San Jose City Hall Rotunda.  The event will be hosted by San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and guests will include previous competition winners and participants, venture capitalists, competition sponsors and partners, state and local government officials, and cleantech entrepreneurs. There is no cost to attend the launch event, but you need to RSVP.

Update: A technology and entrepreneur matching event will take place on May 1.

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