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2nd Annual North Central Awards Expo

October 6, 2011, 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM CDT

Please join us for an evening featuring top cleantech entrepreneurs from across the Midwest and their latest innovations. The Cleantech Open, which hosts the World's largest cleantech business competition, will bring together its participant companies and its quickly growing network of cleantech and renewable energy professionals from across the Midwest.

The event will consist of a trade expo showcasing 2010 CTO alumni, 2011 CTO companies, partners and sponsor organizations, as well as short intro pitches by the top 2011 CTO companies. The evening will conclude with an awards ceremony during which the Finalists will be announced and celebrated before they are sent to Silicon Valley to compete with companies from across the U.S. for over $250k in prizes and national acclaim.


Nicollet Island Pavilion
40 Power Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401


5:00pm - 7:00pm -- two hours on the exhibition floor
7:00pm - 8:00pm -- 2011 Company Pitches
8:00pm - 8:30pm -- announce the Regional Finalists who proceed to Nationals and their cash/service AWARDS

Who Should Attend

Entrepreneurs, media, investors, corporations, non-profits focused on green/cleantech, civic leaders, students, and any business professionals focused on the innovation economy and cleantech or renewable energy.

Reasons to attend include: unique networking, a pulse on latest innovation in the growing cleantech and renewable energy industry, business development opportunities, chance to learn how to work with alumni companies, and investment prospects.

Additional Details

If you have any general questions, or would like more information on Exhibiting or Event Sponsorship opportunities, please email us at nc_events@cleantech

Potential Hotel Accommodations nearby include:
1) Nicollet Island Inn (close proximity to Awards Expo events) - 2 minute walk from site), 612.331.1800, Mention "Cleantech Open" in your reservation.
2) Radisson Hotel, Minneapolis (middle of downtown, near Faegre & Benson):
3) TownePlace Suites,


Thanks to our valued sponsors in support of this year's program and Awards Expo including: Chevron, University of Phoenix, Kauffman Foundation, Wells Fargo, Autodesk, Faegre & Benson, Dow Chemical, Deloitte, Jones Lang LaSalle, CTSI, AMEC plc, and University of Minnesota IREE and E3 Conference.

To find out more about EVENT SPONSORSHIP opportunities, please email us at

Registration Fees

Type Early* Regular Door
General Admission n/a 60.00 85.00 85.00
*Early registration prices available only until September 16, 2011, 1:30 AM.
 All prices in U.S. dollars. Sorry, no refunds available.
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