Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Clean Tech Open Kicks Off Southern California Search for Next Generation of Clean Tech Startups

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/

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