We are Humbled

The huge outpouring of support in our August fundraising campaign was many things—unexpected, amazing, gratifying—and humbling.  We are glad to have earned your trust and respect.  We intend to treat your generosity well, and keep expanding our services and our reach.  We are redoubling our efforts to create a steady pipeline of startups advancing toward customer sales and funding success.

Our goal was $20,000.  We raised $20,950 including matching money, more than tripling the amount in our last campaign, and we set a new record for the number of people who donated.  In this time of pandemic, when so many people are uncertain of their finances, it is particularly astonishing to see this kind of response.  We are so grateful.  We also receive support from sponsors, grants and contracts, all of which have been shrinking with the uncertainties of the shutdown.  That’s why the boost from donations is so critical right now.  


Support Regional Growth

We are near to our goal! Every year there are about two dozen new cleantech startups in the region, hoping to see their products contribute to global sustainability.  That doesn’t happen all by itself.  Someone needs to be a catalyst.  That’s us. 

Support CleanStarts Mission

Our mission is to empower entrepreneurs with the knowledge, capital, and connections that are critical to creating a successful new business. We do this by:

CONNECTING the Northern California region’s clean tech community through CleanTech Meetups.

PROMOTING the region’s clean tech economy in the annual CleanStart Progress Report, on social media & news outlets and at statewide and national events.

EDUCATING Clean tech business leaders through classes, professional rescources, expert pannels and the CEO Crash Course.

THANK-YOU: Brian Hoblit, Dan Sperling, Jack Crawford, Mike Hart, Mike Terzo, Roger Akers, Al Rich, Chris White, Noam Lotan, Bob Guimarin, Linghong Li, Sergey Vasylyev, Mark Henwood, Dan Koellen, Daniel Clark, Aaron Shaw, Laura Good, Sandra Hall, Thomas Paddon, Ezra Beeman, Peter Zullo, Diana Eastman, Alex Chompff, Brandon Rose, Lorenzo Smith, Ryan Barr, Robert Gregoire, Frederic Tornatore, Curtis Rocca, Christina Borsum, Weintraub Tobin, Kian Nobari, Lynne Goldsmith, Michelle Wong, Antonio Yung, Mark Berman, Andy Roth, Bill Westerfield, Yuliya Semak, Musole Buhendwa, Eva Shepherd, Mariah Lichtenstern, Eric Cummings, Steven Mills, Larry Kellerman, John Selep, Doug Linney, John Peters, Alain Poivet, Michael Carroll, Terry Carlone, Robert Wilson, Kyle Kaneshiro, John Jaggers, Robert Gregory, Glenn Meeks, Roger Johnson, Matt Roberts, Evolution Accelerator, Peter Bell, Ingrid Rosten, Bing Gu, Kathleen Collins, Kiara Reed, Guy Hall, Michelle Wong, Robert Willson 

We know you are a clean tech supporter.  You might be a regular participant in CleanStart’s programs.  You might have supported us in the past.  You might be someone we know who shares our vision.  With your help, we have achieved a lot.  We want to do even more.  

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Dr. Eric Cummings, Robert Gregoire, Larry Kellerman, Curtis Rocca,

Ingrid Rosten, Frederick Tornatore, Mark Humbert, Bill Westerfield,

Michael Carroll, Peter Bell, Al Rich, Kian Nobari, Bob Guimarin,

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