the oldest and largest cleantech startup accelerator program, with the mission to find, fund, and foster entrepreneurs with ideas to solve our greatest environmental and energy challenges. Through our annual business competition and accelerator program, we connect cleantech startups with the people and resources that will accelerate their success, and provide a national platform for public visibility.
Cleantech Open Southeast was founded in 2005 as part of the national Cleantech Open organization. With five active regions across the US, our ultimate goal is to have these connections be truly global where a startup based in Minneapolis can receive mentoring from an expert in Denver – or Paris, license its technology to a strategic partner in Texas – or Delhi, and receive capital from Boston, Sand Hill Road, or a corporate investor anywhere in the world. Cleantech Open provides the platform for that kind of interaction and visibility.
We are proud to be a central part of the highly unique and productive regional cleantech ecosystem: we work with partners all over the region to support the growth of innovative startups coming out of our tremendous research institutions and business community.