2017 Cleantech Open Innovation Showcase

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University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis Campus

1000 Lasalle Avenue

Schulze School of Entrepreneurship

Minneapolis, MN 55403

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Please join us November 2nd and 3rd for the 8th Annual Cleantech Open Midwest Innovation Showcase, hosted by the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship at the University of St Thomas.

The Cleantech Open is the world's largest clean technology business accelerator, drawing the most innovative ideas for sustainable solutions from around the world. The Cleantech Open Midwest has a footprint covering the 13-state Midwest region. As the capstone event for the 2017 Cleantech Open Midwest clean technologies accelerator program, we have an exciting agenda planned for this two-day conference.

This is a valuable opportunity to meet industry and academic leaders and get an inside look at emerging technologies. You will gain insights from panel discussions with leaders from across the clean technologies sectors as well as brief pitches from alumni companies.

Cleantech start-up company founders, investors, resource partners and our sponsors will also participate in a networking lunch and poster session and there will be meeting spaces available for more in depth conversations.

The November 2nd activities will close with a VIP reception, including elevator pitches from each of the start-up company founders and participants voting for the People’s Choice Award.

November 3rd will start with Investor & Partner Connect (INVITE ONLY); followed by Networking with Teams at their tables - Investors and partners stroll among seated business teams (Open to registered attendees); the Innovation Showcase will end with a Lunch program and 2017 Cleantech Open Midwest start-up ‘winners’ announced and closing remarks (Open to registered attendees).

2-Day Program Agenda

Thursday, November 2

7:30am Registration Opens

8:00 to 9:00am

- Group Breakfast for Teams & Mentors

- Judges Breakfast Briefing

9:00 to 9:30am

- Welcome

9:45 – 4:45pm

- Competition and Judging (Teams & Judges)

12:00 to 5:00pm

- Team Showcase (Open to public)

- Innovation Showcase Forums:

• Agrifood & Water Innovations

• International Markets

• Teaming for Success

• Preparing for Due Diligence

• Sustaining Innovation

5:30 to 7:30pm

VIP Reception:

Team pitches in 90-second videos

People’s Choice Award Voting

Friday, November 3

7:30 - 8:30am

- Private Breakfast for Investors & Partners

- 2017 Team and Alumni Breakfast

8:45 to 10:15am

- Investor and Partner Connect (Invitation Only)

10:30 to 11:45am

- Networking for Investors, Teams, Partners (Invitation Only)

12:00 to 2:30pm Awards Ceremony

- Luncheon, Awards and Celebrations

2:30pm Adjourn

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