FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Alison Oyler-Mitsch, Cleantech Open Events Chair
ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION AWARDS GALA TO BE HELD OCTOBER 15
Five months of intensive work by 19 cleantech startups culminates into final presentations and award selections at the Cleantech Open Rocky Mountain Region gala on October 15, 2015 at Denver’s RedLine Gallery. The event is also a celebration A Decade of Impact, the Cleantech Open’s ten-year anniversary. Three companies will advance to the National Finals in San Francisco in November with a $1 million overall prize.
Distinguished guests include keynote speaker and thought-leader Ned Harvey, Managing Director of both the Rocky Mountain Institute and the Carbon War Room in their strategic alliance. Longtime Cleantech Open supporter and 9News anchor Cheryl Preheim will be the emcee.
Cleantech Open Chairman Richard (Dick) Franklin is enthusiastic for the event and the broader implications of the industry’s milestone. “Celebrating 10 years of cleantech innovation! Thanks to 2,000 volunteers and the courageous, innovative thinking of our entrepreneurs, we will drive game-changing solutions to encroaching ecological threats. We owe this to the next generation, and the Cleantech Open is making a difference on a global basis.”
ABOUT THE CLEANTECH OPEN
The Cleantech Open is the world’s largest cleantech accelerator. Its mission is to find, fund and foster entrepreneurs with big ideas that address today’s most urgent energy, environmental and economic challenges. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, the Cleantech Open provides the infrastructure, expertise and strategic relationships that turn clever ideas into successful global cleantech companies. For more information, visit www.cleantechopen.org, or follow us on Twitter @cleantechopen and Facebook.