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...
Welcome Ingrid!

Welcome Ingrid!

Ingrid was Executive Director and responsible for the development and management of CleanStart  between 2006 and 2014, in support of the regional clean tech economy. Ingrid is known as a powerful creator of strategic relationships with business, academic and...
CleanStart Summer Update: Doing More for Clean Tech

CleanStart Summer Update: Doing More for Clean Tech

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...
Sierra Energy Moves Up to the Big Leagues

Sierra Energy Moves Up to the Big Leagues

By now the news has spread that FastOx waste gasification system innovator Sierra Energy in Davis has scored a new $33 million investment (see the press release).  That in itself is a big deal.  Sierra has made great strides in generating interest and enthusiasm in...
Sierra Energy Raises $33 Million!

Sierra Energy Raises $33 Million!

A constant feature of CleanStart’s reporting has been Sierra Energy.  At our Cleantech Meetups and in our Progress Reports!  Congratulations to Mike Hart and the entire Sierra Energy team! They also have a desire to build more community in the region by...

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