California ‘Clean Tech Open’ To Support Clean Tech Start-Ups

Clean Tech entrepreneurs: start your business plans.

The California Clean Tech Open, a non-profit project to promote clean tech start-ups, will be judging the ideas and business savvy of an expected 150 applicants from around the state. The deadline for a three-page executive summary of proposed businesses is due Saturday, June 14.

Finalists then prepare more detailed business plans. Winners in various categories, to be announced this fall, stand to win $50,000 in seed money and mentoring and other business development services valued at another $50,000.

Co-founded three years ago by Michael Santullo, a former Internet entrepreneur, California Clean Tech Open is designed to give entrepreneurs a jump-start on their ideas. Past entrants have included NILA, a lighting company founded by a former Hollywood lighting expert who now sells energy-efficient LED lights to film studios. Another previous winner is Syncromatics, a software company currently serving the university community. Syncromatics is now hoping to outfit buses with GPS and laser technology to help city transportation departments streamline operations and cut wasteful routes.

Reporters can address questions to media@cacleantech.com.

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