About the CET Challenge
The Clean Energy Trust Challenge is a nationally recognized accelerator for clean energy innovation. Run by Chicago-based Clean Energy Trust, the Challenge has led to the development and growth of over 95 businesses throughout the Midwest.
The hallmark of the CET Challenge accelerator is the annual pitch competition that takes place in Chicago. This event brings together venture capitalists, industry executives, civic leaders, the media and the public to watch startups pitch their businesses and hear keynote addresses by prominent thought leaders. By combining access to capital with access to premier mentorship and national exposure, Clean Energy Challenge finalists receive value beyond funding.
Learn more about the CET Challenge and Clean Energy Prize Fund winners who’ve gone on to become Clean Energy Trust Portfolio Companies.
Dr. Sarah Richardson - Entrepreneur and geneticist, Chief Science Officer Ignition Genomics, distinguished postdoc fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs.
Henk Rogers - successful entrepreneur and clean energy advocate. Founder of The Tetris Group and Blue Planet Foundation.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking can be found at Grant Park South, 325 S. Michigan Ave. underground. parking is $8 for the whole day with front desk validation
Where should I stay if I am coming from out of town?
To help our out-of-town guests, CET has reserved a block of hotel rooms at the Chicago Athletic Association.
Please contact Estelle Seals to book a room at firstname.lastname@example.org
Clean Energy Trust Hotel Block
Date: Monday, May 8, 2017
Hotel: Chicago Athletic Association
12 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Rate: $285 per night + tax