Global Forum

The Global Forum is Cleantech Open's culminating event for the year!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO! Congratulations to ALL of our Winners in 2023! See you in 2024: Oct 29-31 in San Jose, CA!
2023 US National Winner - Tyfast
2023 US National Runner-Up - Active Surfaces
2023 Global Ideas Winner - Strong by Form
2023 Global Ideas Runner-Up - Dromos

CLICK HERE to learn more about the 2023 Global Forum! It was a great event!

In 2023, the Global Forum was co-located with VERGE '23 at the San Jose Convention Center, in San Jose, California. Watch the highlights video!(From 2022, Same Venue) The Global Forum welcomed the most innovative startups from around the world, including CTO alumni and startups from the 2023 US Cohort. The Global Forum included a Pitch Competition and more, including the Investor & Partner Connect, the Startup Showcase/Expo and a lot of networking.

This coming year, the Global Forum will be Co-located with VERGE 24 in Silicon Valley! October 29th, 30th & 31st 2024.
CTO Global Forum includes these public-facing activities:

  • Showcase Expo for graduating startups
  • Final Pitches of US National startups
  • Final Pitches of Global Ideas startups
  • Awards Luncheon with Industry Leaders and Entrepreneurs
  • Investor & Partner Connect Speed-Meetings
  • Plus access to VERGE Keynotes and Expo
  • Welcoming the most innovative startups from around the world, including CTO alumni and Startups from the 2022 US Cohort. The Global Forum includes a Pitch Competition and more with:      

    • Cash Prizes
    • Speakers
    • Opinion Leaders
    • Panels
    • Workshops
    • Companies Showcase
    • Networking and Introductions

    Check out the 2022 Global Forum   HERE.

    Check out the 2021 Global Forum   HERE.