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 Discovery through Finding Your Value Proposition, Building a Winning Team, Prototyping Your Product, Financial Management Best Practices, Forecasting, Growing Your Business, Raising Money, Valuation, and Planning a Good Exit.  It was a whirlwind tour…and pretty intensive. 

We had five experienced pros as guest speakers and pored over five case studies over eight 2 hours classes.  Participants uniformly loved the course and were glad they took it. This is the only course in the area that focuses specifically on clean tech.   Our survey found that 92% were “very satisfied” or “extremely satisfied” with it.  One participant said it was “insanely valuable”.  Another said it was better than what they had done at the Clean Tech Open.   Great to know our effort was rewarded.  We will do another next year, so be on the lookout for our announcement.  

Thomas Hall


Gary Simon is the Chair of CleanStart's Board. A seasoned energy executive and entrepreneur with 45 years of experience in business, government, and non-profits.

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