Our New Home

Our New Home

After a period of vagrancy, CleanStart has a new home at Hacker Lab in Midtown Sacramento.  Many of you know we were graciously hosted by Impact Venture Capital, but when they moved offices we did too.  Now we are proud to be at the co-working / maker-space of Hacker...
Treat Water Like it Matters

Treat Water Like it Matters

Every day we take for granted that we have instant potable water at our fingertips. Maybe, we leave the water running for a shower a bit long or pour out a cup of water we couldn’t finish. We aren’t alone, many companies make small decisions that cause them to...
Engage the Community to Grow the Clean Tech Market

Engage the Community to Grow the Clean Tech Market

The theme of our September 26th meetup is the value of connecting with disadvantaged communities.  We picked this theme because the clean tech community is bigger than most people realize. Typically people focus on communities that have significant excess capital that...
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...
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...
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...
Welcome Osato

Welcome Osato

CleanStart has a new face supporting the region’s Entrepreneurs.  Osato Evbuomwan is a CSU Sacramento Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student who is the newest associate at CleanStart. Growing up in Nigeria with smog from backup diesel/ gasoline generators inspired...
CalSEED Awards 7 Central Valley Companies $150,000 each, 3 in Davis

CalSEED Awards 7 Central Valley Companies $150,000 each, 3 in Davis

Funded by the Energy Commission, the California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (CalSEED) Initiative handed out $3.75 million to 25 companies across the state to develop their concepts for new clean energy products.  (See the Press Announcement.)  Of...
Recycling? Knowing the Consumer is Key

Recycling? Knowing the Consumer is Key

Recently, Gary Simon shared “Why Do Startups Fail?” and provided some data that showed most startups fail because they find there was no market or no customer interest in what they were trying to sell.  That’s amazing–and a big problem. Why do...

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