Our Global Programs

If you are a non-US based entrepreneur, you are eligible to participate in two programs.


The Cleantech Open is looking for the best clean technology ideas from around the world. If you are a finalist from your country, your idea will be presented in a three-minute pitch in front of a crowd of 1,000 investors, entrepreneurs, sponsoring companies, corporations, members of academia, press, and others interested in hearing your ideas and getting involved. A judging panel of cleantech experts, investors and entrepreneurs will select the winning team. You could win marketing support, legal advising, conferencing services and more to help launch your business! Get started here.


This program is focused on enhancing both emerging cleantech startups in each country and the local entrepreneurial ecosystem and policy framework. We use a competition-based approach to identify the most promising entrepreneurs across a country, while a local accelerator supports, promotes and “de-risks” the participating companies and connects them to potential investors, customers and partners. The very best startups from each country are brought together in Silicon Valley, California, where they can both compete for the Global Prize and connect with potential partners, customers and investors from around the world. Learn more here.