I had a chance this morning after today’s 1 Million Cups event to sit down with Thomas Hall, Executive Director of CleanStart, and chat about the CleanStart program. CleanStart is accelerating the development of clean technology ventures within the Greater Sacramento Region.

As Thomas mentions in the video, CleanStart is in the final days of theif crowdfunding campaign to keep CleanStart’s programs going!  They’ve met 78% of our goal, but still need help to achieve their goal of $7,500!

In 2017 CleanStart is committed to supporting clean tech companies with showcases, industry progress reports, education, and financing opportunities. Unlike other industries, Clean Tech companies provide intangible benefits to our community and beyond over decades. Most investors look for an exit before a clean tech company can realize the benefit they provide. Building a biomass generator, a new solar power solution, or energy management system requires long term support. This is why CleanStart is needed, to support the innovative clean tech community in early growth.

You can help support CleanStart by contributing to the their crowdfunding campaign on CrowdRise.

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