Central Valley Clean Tech Showcase

Clean tech has regained momentum with record investments and a record number of new startups. It is happening worldwide, but also regionally. Come to the 2019 Central Valley Clean Tech Showcase and see some of the most exciting new companies in clean tech in the Central Valley and learn what they and their colleagues are doing to create 5000+ jobs and $3.2 billion in revenue!

Sierra Energy's fundraising brings Big Name Recognition to Region

The biggest catch in the syndicate of investors is Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures. It is the cornerstone of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition which brings together some of the biggest names in technology.

The 2019 Progress Report

The 2019 Progress Report is out! 

Empowering entrepreneurs with the knowledge, capital, and connections critical to creating successful new clean tech companies.

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Each month CleanStart releases new information on clean tech companies, entrepreneur activities, and happenings in sustainability tech advancement.  Make sure you don't miss out! 

What are Business Opportunities around the Future of Utilites

Big changes are underway for utilities. We talked about it for a solid 4 hours.

Latest News & Blogs

CleanStart Wraps up its first CEO Crash Course

CleanStart Wraps up its first CEO Crash Course

Over the past month 10 companies have been participating in CleanStart's CEO Crash Course.  Learning the skills they need to accelerate their start up. Lead by Dan Wadhwani and Mehdi Khazael, the University of Pacific’s MBA program, attendees developed their their...

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Clean Tech Showcase this Fall

Clean Tech Showcase this Fall

While you have been doing other things, a whole new group of cleantech startups have come on the scene in our region.  Want to come see what they are doing? You’re in luck. On October 9, CleanStart and BlueTech Valley are having the Central Valley Cleantech Showcase...

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Greyrock Energy Takes Two Important Steps

Greyrock Energy Takes Two Important Steps

Momentum is building behind Greyrock Energy, our local gas-to-synthetic liquids pioneer.  First, they closed on a follow-up equity investment in May from AP Ventures.  Their first investment was from Anglo American Platinum, based in South Africa.  AP Ventures is a...

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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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