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2009 Launch

March 19, 2009, 8:45 AM to 12:00 PM PDT

Join us for the Fourth Annual Competition kick-off. We will be announcing the prize package for this year's Regional Semifinalists and National Winners - our largest total prize package ever. Be the first to hear all the details.

Thanks to Piper Jaffray for their generous support of the 2009 Launch Event.

Scott Sandell, Keynote Speaker, PowerPoint Presentation


San Jose City Hall Rotunda
200 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose, California


Directions and Map
Public Transportation Options
* Light rail: service is available to Santa Clara and First/Second Streets
* Bus: Lines 22, 63, 64, 65, 72, 73, 81, 522, Highway 17, and the DASH shuttle


8:45 AM Registration Opens
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Light Breakfast and Alumni Showcase
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Welcome, Introductions and Speakers
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Reception, Networking and Showcase


Michael Santullo & Mark Gottschalk, Co-Chairs of the Clean Tech Open
Rex Northen, Executive Director, Clean Tech Open
Mayor Chuck Reed, City of San Jose
Jeffrey Byron, Commissioner, California Energy Commission
Scott Sandell, General Partner, New Enterprise Associates
Representative, U.S. Department of Energy

Who Should Attend

  • Paid contestants and potential contestants of the 2009 Competition
  • Professionals looking to join a team or find team members to enter the competition
  • Members of the public interested in clean tech start-ups, specifically the CTO Alumni
  • Potential investors, sponsors, and customers of clean tech companies
  • All those interested to hear the expansion plans for Clean Tech Open, as well as the full details of the National Winning Prize package

Additional Details

NOTE: Registration will close at 12 noon on Wednesday, March 18. A limited number of walk-in guests will be admitted.

Registration Fees

Type Regular Door
General 47.00 60.00
Volunteer 47.00 60.00
Student 27.00 40.00
Paid Contestant Free Free
 All prices in U.S. dollars. Sorry, no refunds available.
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