Cleantech competition open to local businesses

The deadline to apply for the 2011 Rocky Mountain Cleantech Open is May 24.

The Rocky Mountain region  includes Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The event was created to find, fund and foster the most promising clean-technology companies. The winner of the regional event will compete nationally.

The national program includes 25 states and a global program. It provides early-stage entrepreneurs and small businesses with access to mentorship and training services provided by subject matter experts and exposure to national investors.

In 2010, the national winner was Golden-based Biovantage Resources, a firm that developed a scalable algae production system for wastewater treatment.

“Ecopreneurs in the Rocky Mountain region are turning great clean tech ideas into green collar jobs and sustainable businesses,” said Richard Franklin, regional director of the Cleantech Open.

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