Electric Nights!

This Cleantech Meeetup, we celebrate "Electric Nights" with a focus on two-wheeled electric vehicles -- bicycles, motorcycles, and stand-up cruisers.

Presenters:

Rumble Motors - "When the past met the future it created a special bike that we now call Rumble, each bike is hand-built to perfection. Quality is everything."

Glide Cruisers - "Glide is a design & manufacturing company producing a unique line of electric-drive stand-up cycles."

Marrs Cycles - "Marrs aims to build an elite line of electric bicycles that enable riders to take advantage of unique motorcycle-inspired riding experience in places where bicycles, and not motorcycles, are allowed."

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CleanStart has been busy working to build the clean tech hub in the Sacramento region.  We have been supporting local growth through education, networking, and promotion.  Some of our recent successes include:

  • CleanStart has continued to grow since restarting in 2016. From holding seven educational and networking events in 2017 ,  fifteen in 2018, to over twenty in 2019. Connecting with over 1000 stakeholders face to face.
  • Monthly Cleantech Meetups with an average of 60 attendees,
  • Twice Weekly “Todos” with an average of 20 attendees
  • Businesses Skills roundtables and Expert Panels, where startups get one on one time with business professionals and clean tech consultants, like the Future of the Utility
  • The 2019 Progress Report was completed, showing 85 companies in the core clean tech sector is generating $3.1 billion in revenue and 5,065 jobs
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