2014 Ohio Clean Energy Challenge
February 27 & 28, 2014
The Student Center at Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The Ohio Clean Energy Challenge brings together some of Ohio’s best and brightest college students to compete for $10,000 to support their clean energy business.
Presented by the University Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio (UCEAO) and NorTech, the 2014 Ohio Clean Energy Challenge is a clean energy student business plan competition designed to provide student entrepreneurs with the opportunity to showcase their energy technology and business plans; receive university and industry support and feedback; gain exposure within the venture capital and funding community; and compete for cash prizes to support their technology and business plan.
On Feb. 28, the 10 semi-finalist student teams will present live business pitches to a panel of judges comprised of clean energy entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders. The winner of the Ohio Competition will receive the $10,000 state prize and go on to compete for the $100,000 grand prize at the Midwest regional competition on April 3, 2014, in Chicago, Ill., and a place in the National competition in Washington, D.C.
Thursday, Feb. 27: VIP Reception / Poster Session
Cleveland State University
The Student Center
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 28: Agenda
|8:00 - 9:00 a.m.||Registration||Ballroom Foyer|
|9:00 - 9:20 a.m.||
Welcome / Opening Remarks
|9:20 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.||
Team Pitches - Group 1
|10:40 - 10:55 a.m.||Networking Break||Ballroom Foyer|
|10:55 - 11:55 a.m.||
Team Pitches - Group 2
|11:55 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch with Keynote Address
|1:30 - 2:30 p.m.||
Team Pitches - Group 3
|2:30 - 2:45 p.m.||Networking Break||Ballroom Foyer|
|2:45 - 3:00 p.m.||UCEAO Partner Recognition Awards||Ballroom|
|3:00 - 4:15 p.m.||
What Comes Next: Is there a roadmap to entrepreneurial success?
|4:15 - 4:30 p.m.||Clean Energy Trust Remarks||Ballroom|
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.
When & Where
Presented by UCEAO & NorTech
The University Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio (UCEAO) is a statewide organization serving the needs of its members by supporting clean energy research, strengthening education, promoting a strong and vibrant business community, and enhancing Ohio’s advanced energy economy.
NorTech is a technology-based economic development organization working to revitalize Northeast Ohio by accelerating the growth of innovation clusters in advanced energy, flexible electronics and water technologies.