Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Clean Power

NREL Forum Attracts Clean Energy Investors And Entrepreneurs

Originally published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Thirty clean energy companies, including seven companies based in Colorado, will present their business cases to a panel of investors and industry experts in Denver, Dec. 3-4, as the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) hosts its annual Industry Growth Forum.

The 30 emerging clean energy startup companies were selected through an application and review process and will compete for the 2013 NREL Clean Energy Venture Awards. For nearly 20 years, NREL’s Industry Growth Forum has been the nation’s premier clean energy investment forum. NREL’s unique approach and interactive format make the forum a must-attend event for the clean energy business and investment community. Since 2003, presenting companies have raised more than $5 billion in investment.

In addition to the business case presentations, NREL’s two-day forum will offer an array of organized networking opportunity and will present a program which highlights clean energy technology and business developments with a comprehensive agenda of thought leaders who will address the most important topics in the industry today.

“It’s important for us to leverage NREL’s convening power in order to create opportunities that connect the key players in the clean energy startup community” said Kate Cheesbrough of NREL’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, which organizes the forum. “We are bringing entrepreneurs directly together with financiers, policymakers and technology experts. By doing this we lay the foundation for future collaborations and partnerships that will strengthen the industry as a whole.”

For more information, including the agenda, list of companies, list of sponsors and registration information see the NREL Industry Growth Forum website at

Appreciate CleanTechnica’s originality and cleantech news coverage? Consider becoming a CleanTechnica Member, Supporter, Technician, or Ambassador — or a patron on Patreon.

Don't want to miss a cleantech story? Sign up for daily news updates from CleanTechnica on email. Or follow us on Google News!

Have a tip for CleanTechnica, want to advertise, or want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.
Written By

We publish a number of guest posts from experts in a large variety of fields. This is our contributor account for those special people, organizations, agencies, and companies.


You May Also Like

Clean Power

On July 11, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and Australia’s Minister for Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen signed the Australia–United States Net-Zero...


Rick Perry, the former Governor of Texas and former Secretary of the Department of Energy, told Fox News in an interview that we need...

Fossil Fuels

Natural gas is cheap gas ... at least, that's what the industry would have you believe.


Heat pumps join climate fight with new high efficiency, cold-tolerant technology.

Copyright © 2021 CleanTechnica. The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by and do not necessarily represent the views of CleanTechnica, its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.