Sixteen Complete CEO Crash Course

Sixteen Complete CEO Crash Course

Our second CEO Crash Course for clean tech entrepreneurs finished the last of eight sessions on June 29.  Congratulations to all 16 who made it through.  They join the 8 alumni from the course last year.  The Course covered a broad range of topics from Customer...
Rumble Motors Making a Splash in Sacramento

Rumble Motors Making a Splash in Sacramento

Have you ever noticed the cool electric bike on WestWorld? Season 3 Episode 1  They are the product of Rumble Motors. Originally they are from Sweden but are now making a move to set up manufacturing in Sacramento. More than half of their customers are here in the US....
Keep the Sunlight and Stay Cool

Keep the Sunlight and Stay Cool

Cooling, ventilation, and lighting in hot buildings make up the largest expenses for the businesses in them. The main culprit is windows. People love them and the natural light they provide, but why, in spite of the many different brands of window shades and...
Amazon Steps Up to the Plate in a Big Way

Amazon Steps Up to the Plate in a Big Way

Now there is another $2 billion to fund innovators that have products and services to help companies reach a goal of zero net carbon footprint by 2040.  Details are scarce and interestingly Amazon says this is an “initial amount”, which may mean more...
High Power Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Aircraft

High Power Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Aircraft

Silicon Valley startup Hypoint believes it has found the perfect match for fuel cells in potential eVTOL aircraft.  Even though battery technology has been rapidly improving, Hypoint believes batteries will never be energy-dense (kWh per kg) enough to perform well in...
Thinking Small and Simple = Thinking Smart

Thinking Small and Simple = Thinking Smart

Over the past decade, rooftop solar has made a big impact on energy generation. Now, in California, energy can be “free” during the day when solar is abundant. That is one of the reasons you have seen CleanStart talk about storage so much. To battle, the BIG problem...
New Associate Designing New Project

New Associate Designing New Project

Hi, my name is Joseph Chung, a mechanical engineering major at Sac State and a new associate for CleanStart. Currently, I am working on designing and creating the presentation exhibit for future CleanStart events. I was introduced to CleanStart by being in the right...
Virtual MeetUp for May was “Electrifying”

Virtual MeetUp for May was “Electrifying”

The topic for the May 28 MeetUp was “Electrification” and we had four great presentations.  We started with a quick recognition to the winner of the CleanStart Award at the Big Bang, pHixed Systems.  CEO Lisa Illes explained how her company provides better sensors to...

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