Below is an announcement regarding the Clean Tech Open, one of the county?s leading programs for clean tech startups.
Organizer of the NY Green Tech Meetup
The Clean Tech Open seeks out early stage clean technology companies, and provides unique resources, education and support to empower these start-ups to become viable businesses. Six finalists receive prizes valuing $100,000 each. The competition is organized by leading entrepreneurs, academics, investors and companies. More information is available online at http://www.cleantechopen.com/
. There will also be a breakfast meeting in New York the week of May 18th to present detailed information.
The initiative to organize the Clean Tech Open is currently being led by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (www.wsgr.com), the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide. The firm advises nearly half of the most active clean tech venture funds that have been committed to the sector over the past five years.
The NY and DC offices of WSGR are recruiting entrepreneurs and contestants, as well as volunteers and mentors, to participate in the California competition for 2009, while we start work on organizing a separate competition for the Northeast in 2010. East coast participants in the California competition will be able to participate in almost all of the aspects of the California competition, including business workshops, mentoring, symposium, and networking, either via video-conferencing or through local programming.
For further information you can also contact David Pashman at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati as well as go to www.cleantechopen.com .
David J. Pashman
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
1301 Avenue of the Americas, 40th Floor
New York, NY[masked]
E-mail: [address removed]