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National Academy (Not Open to the Public)

June 21, 2013, 8:00 AM to June 23, 2013, 4:00 PM PDT


Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, California, USA, 95054
Tel:  +1 408 200 1234

Special hotel rates for Cleantech Open National Academy attendees:  This special pricing is good until June 10th.


Directions to the Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, CA

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Full details and an agenda will be sent to all attendees. The following is a tentative agenda:

Friday Morning
Competition Overview
Sustainability Overview
Business Plan Essentials
Patents and Trade Secrets for Early-stage Cleantech Ventures

Friday Afternoon
Finding & Understanding the Customer
The Business Model--How Will You Make Money?

Saturday Morning
Building an Investor-worthy Financial Model
Fundraising: How Much, When, and from Whom

Saturday Afternoon
Capitalization--Satisfying Investors, Employees, & the IRS
Term Sheet Fundamentals
Fundamentals of an Investor Pitch

Sunday Morning
Presentation Skills Interactive Lecture
A Mock Cleantech Open Semifinalist Pitch
Winning the Cleantech Open Competition - Key Steps and Guidance

Registration Fees

Type Early* Regular Door
Non-Semifinalists n/a 497.00 497.00 497.00
*Early registration prices available only until May 25, 2013, 12:00 AM.
 All prices in U.S. dollars. Sorry, no refunds available.
Online registration is now closed, but please join us as a walk-in.