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Clean Energy Challenge 2012
Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CST)
The Clean Energy Challenge uncovers the best Midwest clean energy businesses with the potential to bring innovations to the marketplace.
This year, a total of 18 finalists will present businesses to a distinguished panel of venture capitalists, corporate investors and business leaders at the 2012 Clean Energy Challenge in Chicago. The judges will consider presentations from eight Student Challenge finalists and 10 Early Stage companies from across the region.
A total of $250,000 in prizes will be awarded. Grand prize winners in each track will receive a $100,000 prize, with five additional $10,000 state prizes available for Student Challenge finalists.
The event will take place on March 1, at Venue SIX10 in Chicago.
The judging panel will include representatives from:
|- Dow Chemical Company||- Elan Management|
|- GM Ventures||- New World Venture Partners|
|- Firelake Capital||- Apex Venture Partners|
|- Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers||- Argonne National Lab|
|- Mohr Davidow Ventures||- Illinois Ventures|
|- Nth Power||- Stifel Nicolaus|
|- Battery Ventures||- Invenergy|
|- True North Venture Partners||- Credit Suisse|
|- ARCH Venture Partners||- West Capital Advisors|
|- Acciona||- Greenlark Energy Partners|
|- Sidley Austin||- Silicon Valley Bank|
Highlights of the 2012 Clean Energy Challenge:
Panel discussion on building out advanced biofuels infrastructure in the Midwest, featuring experts from United Airlines, GreatPoint Ventures, Virent and Argonne National Lab.
Keynote by Cheryl Martin, Ph.D., Deputy Director for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency
Fireside Chat with Vic Abate, Vice President of Renewables at GE Energy
See the full agenda here
Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the launch of these promising new businesses. Finalists from the inaugural 2011 Clean Energy Challenge have raised a combined $12 million in venture funding to date and are now commercializing their technologies.
Lodging: Attendees at the Clean Energy Challenge are eligible for a block rate at the Blackstone Hotel. This rate applies to reservations made before 1/29/11. The Blackstone Hotel is located at 636 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, 60605, less than one block South of the conference site at Venue Six10.
Reservations can be made at 1-800-266-9432 using the keyword "Clean Energy Challenge" or "Clean Energy Trust" or by visiting the reservations page here.