With half of 2019 over, I wanted to update everyone on what CleanStart has been up to.  Our cleantech meetups have continued with our holding 6 this year. We put on a Startup Weekend, a 54-hour business plan competition, focused on sustainability. To go with that we have held a series of round tables around legal questions when developing businesses and the future of the utilities.   To top it all off we also released our 2019 Progress report highlighting how the Sacramento region has developed as a cleantech hub working towards CleanStart’s goal of 10,000 careers and $5 billion in revenue. The first half of 2019 we have reached over 500 people through our activities.

What we did in the first half is a good start but we also have some exciting things coming up. We have three more cleantech Meetups this year around Social Equity, Building Efficiency, and our year in review. This month we are putting on a CEO Crash Course with BlueTech Valley at University of the Pacific.  If you remember last year Peter Moritzburke connected with Cleanstart partners at a meetup and catalyzed the launch of his company Aguanaut through the Crash Course.  We hope to have more successes come from this latest boot-camp. 

Additionally, I am excited to announce CleanStart has also partnered with Blue Tech Valley to put on a Clean Tech Showcase of Central Valley clean tech companies this October 9th.  Keep your eyes open for more information soon. The Showcase will have 25 exciting regional companies and expert speakers focused on the success of clean tech. Stay Tuned for more updates.

That was all for this quick update.  Please make sure you are on out mailing list, signed up for our events, and following us on social media.


Thomas is the Executive Director of CleanStart. Thomas has a strong background in supporting small businesses, leadership, financial management and is proficient in working with nonprofits. He has a BS in Finance and a BA in Economics from California State University, Chico. Thomas has a passion for sustainability and a commitment to supporting non-profits in the region.

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