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Pacific Northwest Clean Tech Open 2009

The Pacific Northwest Clean Tech Open is a business plan competition. Start here to find our interviews and coverage of the 2009 PNW CTO. http://tinyurl.com/pnwcto #pnwcto

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.


"2010 Cleantech Open"

"2009 Winners"


"Pacific Northwest Clean Tech Open Winners: Green Lite Motors, Hydrovolts, LivinGreen Materials" 10/29/09

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.

"Judgment Time for Hottest Cleantech Startups in the U.S." 10/8/09

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.

CTO Semifinalist Interviews

"Pangreen: Information Services for Greener Lifestyle Decisions (podcast)"

"Extreme Capacitors: Lightweight Power Packs for Electric Vehicles"

"Veranda Solar: Miniaturized, Power-Dense Residential PV" (podcast)

"InnovaTek: Distributed Energy Generation Using Hydrogen and Biofuels" (podcast)

"Hydrovolts: "Flip Wing" Turbine Bouys Efficiencies" (podcast)

"LivinGreen Materials: Bringing Solar Closer to Grid Parity" (podcast)