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Pacific Northwest Regional Awards Gala

October 29, 2009, 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM PDT

You are cordially invited to attend the Pacific Northwest Regional Awards Gala for the Cleantech Open. Three companies sporting the boldest cleantech ideas, devised by some of the Northwest's brightest entrepreneurs, will be announced as regional finalists to compete against six companies from California and three companies from the Rocky Mountain Region for a large prize package. These three finalists will also receive a regional prize package consisting of both cash and in-kind services to assist them in moving their businesses forward.

This is the final event for the inaugural year of the Cleantech Open in the Pacific Northwest Region. Please join us at Seattle's beautiful ACT Theatre to support our local entreprenuers and foster an environment where green jobs can grow.


ACT Theater
700 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101




  • 5:00: Registration and Reception (Falls Theater Lobby and Bullitt Cabaret)
  • 6:10: Video Introduction
  • 6:15: Welcome and Intro to Sponsors, Byron McCann , Pacific Northwest Regional Chair
  • 6:20: Keynote Address, Governor Chris Gregoire
  • 6:45: Catalyzing Cleantech Companies, Rex Northern, Executive Director, Cleantech Open
  • 7:00: Pacific Northwest Regional Finalists
  • 7:15: Announcement of Sustainability Recognition Award

                     Presented by:

                                Andy Braff, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
                                Robert Grott, Northwest Environmental Business Council

  • 7:45: PNW Finalist Awards

                  Presented by:
                            Dave Holmes, Avista Group
                            Will Einstein, Puget Sound Energy
                            Jason Anderson, Deloitte

  • 7:55: Thank You and Close 
  • 8:00-8:45:  Post-Gala Reception



Who Should Attend


Additional Details



  • Boeing (Presenting Sponsor)
  • Silicon Valley Bank (Awards Gala Supporting Sponsor)
  • Ascent (Awards Gala Supporting Sponsor)
  • Van Ness Feldman (Awards Gala Supporting Sponsor)
  • Avista Corp. (Platinum - Annual)
  • Puget Sound Energy (Platinum - Annual)
  • Deloitte (Silver - Annual)
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (Silver - Annual)

2009 Start-up-in-a-Box Prize Sponsors
Altus Alliance ♦ APCO Worldwide  ♦ Mindshare Consulting  ♦ Scoville Public Relations  ♦ Swift HR Solutions  ♦ vcfo  ♦  Wilson Sonsinin Goodrich & Rosati

2009 Competition Partners
Bend Venture Conference  ♦  City of Seattle Office of Economic Development  ♦  enterpriseSeattle  ♦  Greater Spokane Incorporated  ♦  Keiretsu Forum  ♦  MIT Enterprise Forum Northwest  ♦  Northwest Energy Angels  ♦  Northwest Entrepreneur Network  ♦  Northwest Environmental Business Council  ♦  Oregon Entrepreneur Network  ♦  Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute  ♦  Oregon Technology Business Center  ♦  Spokane Intercollegiate Research and Technology Institute  ♦  Tri-City Development Council  ♦  Washington Clean Technology Alliance  ♦  Washington State Department of Commerce  ♦  Washington Technology Center  ♦  Washington Technology Industry Association  ♦  Zino Society  

2009 Innovation Partners
Oregon BEST  ♦  Pacific Northwest National Laboratory  ♦  University of Washington  ♦  Washington State University

Registration Fees

Type Regular Door
Registration Fee n/a 95.00
 All prices in U.S. dollars. Sorry, no refunds available.
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