Cleantech Open Names Semifinalists
The Cleantech Open, a national business plan competition for energy and clean technology startups, announced yesterday its 16 semifinalists for the Pacific Northwest region (as well as teams from other parts of the country). The Northwest companies are Aquapulser, Arcimoto, Clarian Power, Columbia Power Technologies, CyVolt Energy Systems, EnVitrum, Greenstone International, Hydrovolts, Innovatus Energy, LaserMotive, Mercurius Biofuels, Nanocel, Puralytics, and Zebigo. Also competing in this group are Current Motor Company (from Michigan) and viaCycle (from Georgia). The teams will compete for three regional prizes worth up to $30,000 each, plus a shot at a national grand prize worth $250,000.