CleanTech Connections LLC., a firm with a dedicated focus on serving economic development agencies, helps its clients gain global exposure and recognition through; market intelligence and positioning, connections to the entire cleantech ecosystem, streamlined access to entrepreneurs, investors and global thought leaders, and positioning at our industry relevant events (branded as cTechConnect). With our experiences, relationships, and resources in the clean technology sector, CleanTech Connections is uniquely positioned to help its clients navigate cleantech markets, assess future challenges, take advantage of emerging opportunities and ultimately grow communities, create smart cities, assist with sustainable urban development best practices and accelerate the creation of green collar jobs.
'It’s time for a change! cTechConnect Global Connections 2013 is a different kind of event. It is designed to directly connect you to the corporate decision makers who can move your organization, your region, or your portfolio companies forward. We spend a huge amount of time identifying the right executives within the corporation and then through facilitated introductions make them accessible to you. No more stumbling around an event hoping to bump into the right person or collect the right business card. We promise to make it happen for you
The clean technology space has evolved dramatically over the past 10 years. The overwhelming impediment in the market is no longer “lack of access to capital”. I believe it has shifted to a “lack of access to markets”. The path to access these markets for many cleantech entrepreneurs is through the right connections, relationships and partnerships primarily with major corporations. The problem however, is that it is extremely difficult for entrepreneurs or their support structure to identify the right individuals within the corporation (and sometimes even the right corporations) that can help move their business forward. This event is specifically designed to attack that problem.
Ten years ago, I set out on a journey to help entrepreneurs and investors with what I perceived as the major obstacle in growing their businesses and portfolio companies and in commercializing their products and technologies – lack of access to capital. Fast forward to the present and that obstacle has largely been overcome – capital is now available for great companies. However, access to markets often is not. I, along with my colleagues at CleanTech Connections are now set to embark on our next journey – one to help alleviate this current obstacle directly in the way of commercial success for many entrepreneurial companies.
cTechConnect Global Connections 2013 is the first step along that journey. I created the original cleantech investment event in 2002 (the Cleantech Group’s Cleantech Forum) that has been the “must attend” industry standard for the past ten years. It is now my intention to create the event that I believe will become the industry’s “must attend” industry standard for the next decade. Making this happen is my sincere promise to all of my supporters, sponsors, speakers, attendees, family and friends.
Now is the time to move forward and re-examine the current needs of the clean technology space – its entrepreneurs, its investors, its scientists, its service providers, it’s champions and advocates, everyone who is as passionate as I am to build a sustainable future and leave this planet in a better place than we found it. It is disappointing that clean technology and energy events have become stale, and that agendas, topics and panels are all virtually the same event after event. As a result, the industry is not moving forward as it could or should be and the right conversations are no longer being catalyzed. We will change this with cTechConnect Global Connections 2013. Please support and join us!'
- Key executives from 25+ Fortune 500 corporations looking for clean technology solutions, JV partners, licensing opportunities, R&D partnerships, tech transfer, etc.
- CEOs and VPs from 100+ cleantech companies looking to sell product, access markets, form strategic partners and raise growth capital.
- Leading investors and venture capitalists looking to help their portfolio companies access markets, build partnerships and identify co-investors.
- The most progressive economic development organizations looking to introduce their state’s leading entrepreneurs to strategic partners and capital resources, as well as connect with other entrepreneurs to discuss in-state incentives.
- Active cleantech cluster organizations from all over the world.
- A global audience of the most influential organizations in the cleantech space.
If you are a corporate executive tasked with identifying entrepreneurial cleantech or clean energy companies for any of the following reasons, please contact us to secure your space in this first of its kind event and to learn more on how it can work for you.
- Clean technology solutions
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Technology licensing opportunities
- Joint venture partnerships
- Sourcing of clean technology products and services
- Corporate venturing
- Research & development partnerships
If you are an entrepreneurial company looking to connect with corporate executive on any of the above or an investor looking to help their portfolio companies succeed, you will find this event hugely beneficial. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us to find out how.
If you are an executive development professional chartered with creating green collar jobs for your state or region, this event is also for you. Contact us to find out what we can do for you.