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Feb 11 2009 | 6:54am ET
The Clean Tech Open, the California-based non-profit encouraging the development of cleantech start-ups, kicked off its fourth annual competition season on Tuesday.
The 2009 competition will be the largest yet, open to contestants from all parts of the United States, with regional competitions in California and the Rocky Mountains.
Entrants are invited to compete in six categories: Air/Water/Waste, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Renewable Energy, Smart Power, and Transportation.
Since 2007, the Clean Tech Open has helped more than 100 start-ups raise more than $125 million in funding. These companies (including Aurora Biofuels, Cool Earth Solar, and GreenVolts) today employ about 500 people.
New to this year's national competition will be a Grand Prize for one clean tech start-up –the largest prize awarded to date. Details on the competition and prizes will be announced at the Clean Tech Open Launch Event on March 19th, at San Jose City Hall. All entries must be received by May 30, 2009.
Further information can be found at the Clean Tech Open Website.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…