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TWO CTO STARTUPS TIE IN VERGE17 PITCH CONTEST

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It’s a Tie: And a Win for Cleantech Open

“Both startups are tributes to the training we do at Cleantech Open, including the process that leads to pitch perfection.”

10-2-17 - Last Wednesday when two CTO accelerator participants Lilac Solutions and 75F battled in a pitch competition at #VERGE2017 the judges had to call a tie. Both startups are tributes to the training we do at Cleantech Open, including the process that leads to pitch perfection.

75F Founder Deepinder Singh, a software engineer by training, conceived of the company over a decade ago after a...

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CTO 2010 Alumnus Arcimoto First to Go Public Using JOBS Act’s Regulation A-IPO

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Since participating in the 2010 Cleantech Open accelerator and ranking as a Western Regional Finalist, Eugene, Oregon-based Arcimoto has spent a decade and millions of dollars to develop its 1,000-lb., 2-seat, 3-wheeled all-electric vehicle that the company calls a fun, useful, and affordable vehicle for the global mass market. To raise the funds to bring the SRK, the eighth iteration of Arcimoto’s concept to production, next week Arcimoto will complete the process of becoming the first Cleantech Open alumnus to make use of the JOBS Act, passed in 2012 and...

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Cleantech Open 2017 Start-up Accelerator Launches on U.S. East and West coasts

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As founder and CEO, Dan Shugar developed NEXTracker into one of the fastest growing cleantech companies in the U.S. Here, at CTO's National Academy West launch at Plug and Play in Sunnyvale, Shugar offers sage advice to early-stage cleantech start-up entrepreneurs.


More than100 cleantech startups from around the country embarked last week on Cleantech Open’s rigorous four-month accelerator program of focused mentoring and intensive workshops. Now in its 12th year, the Cleantech Open program culminates early next year with cumulative cash and in-kind rewards...

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