MARCH 19 EVENT UPDATE:
In our effort to keep our community safe and healthy, we have transitioned the in-person Portland Kickoff event to a FREE virtual kickoff on March 19 @ 5:30 - 6:30 PM.
Please continue to use this page to register. You will automatically receive information on how to join the virtual kickoff with your registration. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and partners and in order to reach as many people as possible, all registration is now free. If you previously paid for a registration, we thank you for your support. If you would prefer that we credit you for a future event or would like a refund, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support.
Pre-registration is still needed. You will receive Zoom conference details once you register.
Pre-registration will close at 5:00pm on 3/19/2020
While we will no longer be gathering at Verrill Law for this celebratory event, we are committed to offering the same level of engagement and energy in this virtual format. The program will start promptly at 5:30PM and conclude at 6:30 PM.
Since 2005 Cleantech Open (CTO) has trained over 1200 early-stage clean technology startup entrepreneurs through its annual business accelerator. A majority of CTO alumni have survived the merciless technology startup "valley of death" and gone on to raise $1.2 billion and create over 3,000 clean economy jobs. There is no time like the present.
What is Cleantech Open and how does it work?
2020 CleanTech Open Flyer.pdf
Learn how the accelerator program can help you develop your cleantech venture and how to apply for the 2020 accelerator. We welcome entrepreneurs, students, investors, savvy technologists, and those interested in joining our growing cleantech community.
Applications are now open for the 2020 Cleantech Open accelerator! Application deadline is April 19. Apply here!
Join CTO, Verrill, and E2Tech on March 19, 2020 to celebrate the 2019 cohort (2019 CTONE Teams) and network with Maine and New England's leading clean tech professionals.
1-Minute Virtual Pitch
Cleantech entrepreneurs: Think you have the best 1-minute pitch about your startup? You will have the opportunity to give a 1-minute pitch in our first ever virtual pitch contest. Please sign up to pitch when you register for the event. You will be added to the startup panel to participate in the pitch contest. No slides, just 1 minute to pitch your startup. Done right, this may actually be better than the in-person pitch.
Sign up for CTO's 1-minute pitch contest: https://forms.gle/d49NLFbA8AQTRzHh7
VIRTUAL KICKOFF Agenda:
About the Cleantech Open accelerator - an interactive look at the 2020 opportunities to be involved with the Cleantech Open.
Alumni Lightning Talks - hear from CTONE (Cleantech Open Northeast) alum about their experiences in the program.
1-Minute Startup Pitches - entrepreneurs will give a virtual 1-minute pitch and the crowd favorite will win a free application to the 2019 Cleantech Open. (sign up to pitch when you register!)
Q&A - the opportunity for participants to ask the CTO team and alumni companies questions about the program, application process or how to get involved with Cleantech Open in 2020.
Annual Silver Sponsors & Partners
E2Tech Sustaining Partners
SUSTAINING CHAMPION: BURNS & McDONNELL
SUSTAINING LEADERS: BERNSTEIN, SHUR, SAWYER & NELSON, NORTHEAST BANK, SMRT ARCHITECTS & ENGINEERS
SUSTAINING STEWARDS: BOYLE ASSOCIATES, CENTRAL MAINE POWER, CIANBRO CORPORATION, EAST BROWN COW, EATON PEABODY, GZA, HDR, NOVATUS ENERGY, OCEAN RENEWABLE POWER COMPANY, PERKINS THOMPSON, REVISION ENERGY, RLC ENGINEERING, SEVEE & MAHER ENGINEERS, ST. GERMAIN COLLINS, STANTEC, SUMMIT NATURAL GAS, SUNRUN, TETRA TECH, TRC, UNITIL, VERRILL