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Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) Awards CTO Grant and Upswing in VC Cleantech Investment

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Cleantech Investments back on the upswing!

In 2005, when Cleantech Open launched, venture capital investment in cleantech measured just hundreds of millions of dollars. In 2006, investment ballooned to $1.75 billion, according to the National Venture Capital Association. By 2008, it shot up to $4.1 billion. The 2008 financial collapse erased one quarter of the gains venture capital firms had made between 2003 and 2007, and the sudden scarcity of capital hit cleantech startups hard. Venture investments in cleantech fell from $4.1 billion in 2008 to $2.5 billion...

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CTO Global Forum 2019 Debuts the Next Generation of Cleantech Startups

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Early this week, the Cleantech Open held its annual Global Forum, including an alumni showcase expo, a lively series of startup pitch sessions, a curated speed dating match-up with interested investors, a speaker series, and two competitions—one with finalists and winners of the U.S. Grand Prize and another for the Global Ideas Award. Over 300 people attended the event, with more than 65 companies exhibiting their clean technologies. 

The U.S. Grand Prize was awarded to Radical Plastics for their development of a proprietary catalyst technology that renders...

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Environmental Performance Software Co. Sustainable Minds Becomes CTO National Sponsor

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Cleantech Open is delighted to announce the addition of new national sponsor Sustainable Minds. The Boston-based cloud software and services company operationalizes environmental performance into mainstream product development and manufacturing in an accessible, empowering, and credible way.

"We are very thankful to Terry Swack of Sustainable Minds for believing in the mission of Cleantech Open," said CTO Northeast Regional Director Beth Zonis. "Her generous donation will help the 2018 Cleantech Open startups improve their product design and lead to overall...

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