Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Nominations for Cleantech Industry Awards Due Friday

There are only a three days left to nominate your choice for this year's cleantech leadership awards! Nominate a company or entrepreneur to receive a Colorado Cleantech Industry Award. Finalists and winners will be selected by the CCIA Awards Committee to receive recognition in the following categories:

  • High Impact Cleantech Company of the Year
  • Breakout Cleantech Company of the Year
  • Emerging Cleantech Company of the Year
  • Colorado Cleantech Entreprenuer of the Year
  • National Cleantech Leader

Winners will be announced at the Colorado Cleantech Awards Celebration on Oct. 22. All of the details about the application process can be found about the application process by visiting the link above. Our thanks to Deloitte for partnering with us to manage the award process.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Colorado Cleantech Awards Sponsorship Deadline Tomorrow

It’s not too late to claim your event sponsorship at this year’s third annual Colorado Cleantech Awards Celebration! As we inch closer to the end of the September, we head towards celebrating this year’s cleantech leaders and their companies for their efforts to expand Colorado’s cleantech ecosystem, increase jobs and build one of the best states in the nation for the cleantech industry.

Help us celebrate the life of Colorado Cleantech by becoming a sponsor for our 2013 Awards Ceremony. Event sponsorships provide a two-fold benefit for your company. Not only do most sponsorships include advertising in Colorado Biz’s Cleantech Special Section, but they also show your support for the cleantech industry.  Your logo will be placed throughout the event website, in the handouts during the event, emails prior to the event, newsletters, print/radio media mentions, social media outreach and more. Join the ranks of those who have already committed to sponsoring the event, including Cooley, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), KPMG, OPX Biotechnologies, Rothergerber Johnson & Lyons, LLP, Cenergy, CSU Ventures and more.

The deadline for sponsorship is tomorrow. For more information please contact us at or visit the Colorado Cleantech Awards sponsorship page: Don’t wait until the last minute, reach out to our representative today and see how your company can participate in this amazing cleantech celebration.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Josh Green to Keynote Cleantech Industry Awards

Josh Green will address raising capital in tight markets and the necessity of innovation at the upcoming Colorado Cleantech Industry Awards Celebration Oct. 22 at the Sheridan in downtown Denver. 

Green is a venture capitalist and general partner with Silicon Valley firm Mohr Davidow Ventures. His keynote presentation is titled, “Toward an Optimistic Cleantech Future.” 

In a 25-year career, Green has acted as advisor to some of Silicon Valley’s legendary startups in the computer, Internet, telecommunications, biotech and medical device industries. His breadth of knowledge makes him uniquely qualified for cleantech, which spans multiple industries. 

“While some within the industry may feel beaten down at the moment, there is still a need for innovation in the creation, distribution and use of energy. Innovation is going to find its way,” Green said in a recent news release from CCIA. “History shows us that it is during the challenging points in the cycle where brilliant, fundamental technology breakthroughs happen.” 

With the challenges the industry has faced in the past year, Green's speech about how to gain industry strength through innovation is sure to draw attention.

Tickets and sponsorship information for the Colorado Cleantech Industry Awards Celebration 2012 are now available. Nominations are being accepted until Sept. 28 for companies and entrepreneurs making a difference in Colorado’s cleantech economy. For more information, visit CCIA's website.