A startup based in Norway can receive mentoring from an expert in India, license its technology to companies in China, and receive venture capital from the United States. That’s an example of the world coming together for the 2012 Cleantech Open Accelerator & Competition, which offers participants a pathway to success.
Using a network of more than 1,500 volunteers, the Cleantech Open unites the best cleantech ideas with the resources they need through a number of activities: extensive mentoring, training, business clinics, access to investors and capital, numerous opportunities to showcase to the media and the public, and the competition itself.
The 581 participating companies of the Cleantech Open’s accelerator programs since 2006 have raised more than $660 million in external capital. This year’s applications are due May 8. For more information, go to cleantechopen.com.