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Join our To-Dos

CleanStart To Do’s are a twice-weekly online conversations about what you can add to your To Do list while observing the COVID-19 orders to self-isolate. Join us on Tuesday mornings from 9:00-9:30 a.m. or Thursday afternoons from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. when we interview our featured guests and ask them for their recommendations on how entrepreneurs and innovators can not only cope, but thrive, during this unprecedented time.

Empowering the next wave of clean energy entrepreneurs with insights from industry trailblazers. The journey towards a sustainable future!



Four More Rising Stars Pitch at Spotlight Event

Four More Rising Stars Pitch at Spotlight Event

On November 12, we held the last Spotlight Pitch event of the year.  Over 70 people signed up.  The presenters made an extra effort to tune up their pitches and the result was some of the best pitches we have heard this year.  The videos of the pitches and the Q&A...

Mariah Lichtenstern – Tech Funding Equity

Mariah Lichtenstern – Tech Funding Equity

At the intersection of technology, entertainment, and venture capital, our guest Mariah Lichtenstern accelerates positive social, economic, and environmental impact through entrepreneurship. Mariah is the Founding Partner of DiverseCity Ventures and Managing Director...

Insightful Key Components

As an entrepreneur or business owner, it’s important to stay connected with your investors and lenders during tough times. They are invested in your success and want to see you succeed, so don’t leave them in the dark. Additionally, take this opportunity to catch up on any secondary tasks you may have been putting off, such as cleaning up your bookkeeping, workspace, marketing, and more. By doing so, you’ll feel more organized and prepared for the future. Another great way to improve yourself and your business during downtime is to learn as much as possible. Whether reading books, watching online courses, or attending virtual workshops, continuous learning will keep you sharp and ahead of the curve. Lastly, don’t forget to get some exercise and practice safe social distancing. A healthy mind and body are crucial for navigating difficult times and making sound decisions.