This session is developed in cooperation with our partner Cleantech Open, with leading entrepreneurs from the cleantech space presenting their projects and companies to investors.
Diego Fazi (Moderator)
Chicago Metro Director - Cleantech Open, Midwest Division - USA Linkedin
National Board Member, NYC Metro Director - Cleantech Open, Midwest Division - USA Linkedin
"An introduction to the world's largest Cleantech business competition and accelerator program"
The Cleantech Open is the world's largest Cleantech business competition and accelerator program. Its mission is to find, fund and foster entrepreneurs with big ideas that address today's most urgent energy, environmental and economic challenges.
The Cleantech Open has helped alumni contestants raise more than $1.1 billion, creating an estimated 3,100 green collar jobs.
President - The Mackinac Technology Company - USA Linkedin
"A new paradigm for fenestration"
One half of building heating and cooling energy is lost through windows resulting in a $50B annual economic impact in the United States. The Mackinac Technology Company has developed a cost effective system to improve the energy efficiency of existing windows - eliminating the need for expensive replacement windows. Mackinac's new, transparent window covering system gives existing windows the same thermal insulation values as well insulated walls, at price points low enough to achieve full cost recovery within 3-5 years, while maintaining the aesthetic properties of the original windows.
CEO - 3Bar Biologics Inc. - USA Linkedin
"Feeding the World…More Sustainably"
3Bar Biologics is an Ohio-based Ag-bioscience venture developing a pipeline of biological inoculants, bio-fertilizers, and bio-pesticides designed to help growers of all types of crops improve plant health, yield, and safety while reducing chemical inputs in both conventional and organic systems.
VP of Business Development - NETenergy - USA
CEO & Founder - LawnCombine Inc. - USA
LawnCombine has developed and patented a multifunctional residential yard care, snow removal and outdoor utility machine powered by dual fuel that can address all the needs of today’s homeowner. The machine is capable of executing multiple tasks in the yard and around the house by easily switching various attachments. We create value by saving 45% of the raw material, ½ of the space in everyone’s garage, $800 the upfront cost of the units and $300 of the maintenance cost a year.