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Train the Trainers - Part 1

July 8, 2009, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM PDT

An introduction for CTO Sustainability Mentors to Sustainability best practices for early stage cleantech companies.  Presentations consist of a brief introduction to the Sustainability component of the competition and a presentation by guest speaker Susan Hollingshead of B Corporation.  After this training, attendees will have completed Step 1 (Understanding the B Survey) of a three part program of instruction for guiding companies through the B Corp process.  There will be opportunities for networking before and after the program.  This is Part 1 of a 2-part training for Sustainability Mentors.

View the presentation from the event here.

Listen and view the WebEx recording here.


Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati

950 Page Mill Road

Palo Alto, CA


Attendees will be going through an online certification example.  Everyone should bring a laptop to participate.

If you wish to carpool, please sign up here and we will find a match for you.


6:00pm – 6:30pm    Registration and networking
6:30pm – 6:45pm    Introduction and Sustainability mentor roles and responsibilities overview
6:45pm – 8:15 pm   Presentation and Q&A with B Corp.
8:15pm – 8:30pm    Wrap-up and preview of Part 2
8:30pm – 9:00pm    Refreshments & networking


Susan Hollingshead, B Corp

Julia Hu, Sustainability Chair for Clean Tech Open

Jules Miller, Business Council on Climate Change

Who Should Attend

All sustainability mentors must attend this event to learn how to guide their semi-finalist teams through the sustainability portion of their business plan.  Learn how to build a company that is truly "sustainable" from the very beginning.  All other mentors and judges can attend to build their knowledge of sustainability business practices and to network with other CTO mentors and judges.

Registration Fees

Type Regular Door
General Free Free
Paid Contestant Free Free
Student Free Free
Volunteer Free Free
 All prices in U.S. dollars. Sorry, no refunds available.
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