Pacific Northwest Clean Tech Open 2009
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July 08, 2009
In June 2009, 12 semifinalist companies were chosen from a field of 56 entries. Semifinalists will compete for three $50,000 regional prizes. Those three finalists will advance to a national competition and a chance to secure a $250,000 (cash and services) national prize.
Washington state Governor Christine Gregoire was the keynote speaker at the final awards gala for her state's first cleantech business plan competition. About 200 people came to Seattle's ACT Theatre last night to see which three startups were selected as finalists. Winning teams will compete in the National Clean Tech Open in San Francisco next month.
In the next month, dozens of contestants will learn their fates in the nation's two largest business plan competitions for cleantech startup companies. The original Ignite Clean Energy competition will name its winners on November 10, 2009, in Boston. The Clean Tech Open will name regional winners in events leading up to the national finals on November 17 in San Francisco.