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Clean Tech Open

Monday, May 18, 2009
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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Location: Tri-Cities Business and Visitor Center Bechtel Corporate Board Room, Kennewick, WA

TRIDEC is pleased to be a Competition Partner with the inaugural Pacific Northwest Clean Tech Open. Are you an inventor, entrepreneur, technologist, or student with a great idea? Are you a professional seeking to change the clean tech industry?  Then we want you to enter the 2009 Clean Tech Open! 

After you register and pay the entry fee (Deadline is May 30), all of the Executive Summaries are vetted and a group of Semi-Finalists are announced.  Semi-finalists participate in the Clean Tech Open  Accelerator weekend of education and mentoring, receive one-on-one consulting through Business Clinics and then submit a 20-page business plan and give a 15-minute pitch to a panel of area experts.

There will be six Finalists from the California Region, three Finalists from the Pacific Northwest Region, and three Finalists from the Rocky Mountain Region. These companies will compete in the national competition for the National Prize Package. A quick overview of the competition will be provided for those who missed the Launch and Breakfast Briefing, so it's not too late to become involved in the Clean Tech Open!

4:00 - 4:30 PM: Registration and Networking
4:30 - 4:45 PM: Introduction and Competition Overview
4:45 - 5:45 PM: Executive Summary Overview and Assistance
5:45 - 6:00 PM: Sustainability Guidance

* Paid contestants of the 2009 Competition
* Anyone interested in entering the 2009 Competition
* Professionals looking to join a team or find team members to enter the Competition
* Members of the public interested in clean tech start-ups and being part of the clean tech revolution
* Professionals interested in mentoring entrepreneurs

REGISTRATION FEES: General Admission $20 online; $25 at-the-door. College students admitted free with Student I.D.  The first 15 companies to e-mail will be provided a "coupon code" to register for the seminar at no cost.  Contestant Recruitment Postcard


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