CleanStart Wraps Up Year with Two Big Events

Finishing 2019 Strong we held two events with over 100 paticipants!  Read about the packed  Solar Meetup and Connex Investor Night!  And Stay tuned, because we will have videos of the events coming soon!

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Hank CEO, Zachary Denning, tell Cleantech Meetup attendees how they used AI to build an HVAC Enegineer. Helping building opperators and tenates stay comfortable and save money.

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Necessity Gives Rise to a New Company

Necessity Gives Rise to a New Company

In 2006, a solar developer had a problem.  It wanted to win the bid to cover the roof of the Staples Center in Los Angeles with PV panels.  But like many arenas, the roof wouldn’t bear much weight and more importantly, the owner wanted to be sure the installation...

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SMUD Support Clean Tech in Small Business

SMUD Support Clean Tech in Small Business

We all know SMUD as a utility and recently CleanStart has shared how SMUD has leveraged its resources to promote clean energy, sustainability, and community development.  While these all provide ways a startup can engage with SMUD, there are some ways you can do...

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Global Entrepreneurship Week Excites Students

Global Entrepreneurship Week Excites Students

Do you think you could start to build a clean tech business in 60 minutes?  We challenged students to do just that at an event we had this week kicking off Global Entrepreneurship Week at CSU Sacramento with the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Dozens of...

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About CleanStart

CleanStart was founded in 2005 as a nonprofit organization designed to accelerate the development of clean technology ventures within the Northern California region. Our mission is to empower entrepreneurs with the knowledge, capital, and connections that are critical to creating a successful new business. We do this by:

CONNECTING the Northern California region’s clean tech community through CleanStart PowerUP! networking events.

PROMOTING the region’s clean tech economy in the annual CleanStart Progress Report, on social media & news outlets and at statewide and national events.

EDUCATING Clean Tech business leaders through classes and the Entrepreneurs Showcase sponsored by Velocity Venture Capital.

Our Team

Gary Simon, Chairman

Gary Simon, Chairman

 

Mark Henwood

Mark Henwood, Board Member

Benjamin Finkelor, MBA

Benjamin Finkelor, Board Member

Thomas Hall

 Kiara Reed, Board Member

 

Gary Simon, Chairman

Brian Hoblit, Board Member

Mark Henwood

Dan Koellen, Board Member

Mark Humbert, Board Member

Thomas Hall

Thomas Hall, Executive Director

Ingrid Rosten, Consultant

Osato Evbuomwan, Assoctiate 

CleanStart Accomplishments & Updates 

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.
  • Monthly Cleantech Meetups with an average of 50 attendees
  • Businesses Skills roundtables, where startups get one on one time with business professionals and clean tech consultants.
  • 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
  • Future of the Utility Roundtables
  • Upcoming Central Valley Clean Tech Showcase

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