Cleantech Open to expand to South Florida — expects biomass, biogas, biofuels, bioEnergy and algae startups in its mix

March 19, 2013 |

In Florida, the Cleantech Open, which has helped startups raise $800 million for over 700 alumni since its inception in 2006, announced that it is expanding to South Florida to attract the best and brightest cleantech entrepreneurs, technologists, and researchers from Florida, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

The launch event will be held on March 28th starting at 6pm and will be hosted in partnership with Wexford Science & Technology at the state-of-the-art University of Miami Life Science & Technology Park, located at the intersection of NW 7th Avenue and NW 20th Street.

The launch event will be the start of an eight-month business accelerator program in which clean and green entrepreneurs from around Florida, the Caribbean, and Latin America are invited to submit their business concept to receive training and mentoring from business leaders that cultivate into funding for their business. The Accelerator Program is open to all Biomass, Biogas, Biofuels, and BioEnergy startups including Algae technologies. The accelerator program will culminate in November when finalists go on to compete at the national level competition.

“We are very excited with our Miami expansion and look forward to working with the University of Miami and other key stakeholders in the Florida, Caribbean, and Latin American cleantech ecosystem,” said Joshua C. Greene Southeast Regional Director of the Cleantech Open.

“Cleantech Open is the world’s oldest and largest cleantech accelerator that is currently working with entrepreneurs in more than 30 countries”, remarked Sean O’Hanlon, Cleantech Open Area Director for Florida, the Caribbean, and Latin America. “It’s the most effective way for promising startups to reach a broad national and international network to receive the investment and mentoring support in order to truly be transformative and provide solutions in diverse areas such as energy, agriculture, and water/wastewater.”

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