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Join us for the Awards Gala for the 2008 CALIFORNIA CLEAN TECH OPEN

November 6, 2008, 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM PST

Meet our 43 Finalist teams and find out more about their technologies. See six of these teams each win a $100,000 "start-up in a box" prize package to help launch their companies.

Exhibits from 43 finalist teams. Prize awards to be given in six clean tech categories: Air Water & Waste, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Renewables, Smart Power, and Transportation. Additional awards honoring the top Alumni company for the year, and the top 2008 Sustainability Finalist team.

Speakers to include:
David Rodgers, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department oF Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy; and Steve Vasallo, Principal, Foundation Capital.


Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
3301 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
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4:30 - 5:30 PM Registration and Exhibits
5:45 - 7:15 PM Welcome, Speakers and Award Presentations
7:15 - 9:00 PM Exhibits, Networking, Food and Refreshments

An organic buffet dinner and refreshments will be served by Living Room Events.


This Gala Evening is proudly sponsored by


Energy Commission

The Clean Tech Open would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors and partners.

California Clean Tech Open 2008 Category Prize Sponsors
Air, Water & Waste Prize - Grundfos
Energy Effciency Prize: PG&E, SDG&E, and SCE
Green Building Prize - Argonne National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Renewables Prize - Google, PG&E, and SCE
Smart Power Prize - AMD and Siemens TTB
Transportation Prize - Lexus

Other Prize Sponsors
Alumni Prize - CalCEF
Sustainability Prize - Deloitte

Founding Partners
Acterra, MIT Club of Northern California, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

National Expansion Sponsor
U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Summer Workshop Series Sponsors
Cleantech Circle, and the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

In-Kind Prize Sponsors
Accretive Solutions, Adaptive Planning, Autodesk, Inc., Cisco WebEx, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, MacCorkle Insurance Service, MarketWire, Moyo Group Inc., New Energy Finance, Page One Public Relations, People Connect, Plug and Play Tech Center, Positive Impact Partner, San Jose Bio Center, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Mentor Program Sponsor
Korn/Ferry International

Alumni Program Sponsor

Sustainability Program Sponsor

Gold Sponsors
Autodesk, Inc., California Energy Commission, Ernst & Young, Piper Jaffray, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Trilliant Incorporated, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Silver Sponsors
California Air Resources Board, Cleantech Group, New Resource Bank, and Silicon Valley Bank

VC Sponsors
Accel Partners, Applied Ventures LLC, BASF, Battery Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, El Dorado Ventures, Foundation Capital, Globespan Capital Partners, Intel Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mohr Davidow Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, NGEN, Noventi, Nth Power, and Trident Capital

Innovation Partners
EPRI, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, PARC, Sandia National Laboratories, SRI International, Stanford University Office of Technology Licensing, UC Berkeley / BERC, and UC Davis InnovationAccess

Competition Partners
CleanEdge, CleanStart, The Climate Group, Connect, E2, Ecos Consulting, EcoStrategy Group, FountainBlue, Gladwin Consulting, Green Valley Initiative, GreenBiz, Keiretsu Forum, NRDC, OCTANe, and Sustainable Industries

Host City
San Jose

Registration Fees

Type Regular Door
General 100.00 100.00
Paid Contestant 100.00 100.00
Volunteer 100.00 100.00
Student 35.00 35.00
 All prices in U.S. dollars. Sorry, no refunds available.
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