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National Academy West - 2017

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440 N Wolfe Rd

440 North Wolfe Road

Sunnyvale, CA 94085

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The National Academy WEST is the starting block for Cleantech Open’s summer of business acceleration. This intensive 2.5 day business bootcamp gives you the foundational concepts, frameworks, and tools you will use over the program to move your venture forward.

Check back soon to download our virtual event Guidebook for the event agenda, speaker bios, participant directory, and additional event logistics.

This year, we're holding our National Academy WEST at Plug and Play Center in Sunnyvale CA, June 22 -25. We expect an audience of 150-200 entrepreneurs, business mentors, alumni, partners, and sponsors. Between 60-80 early-stage cleantech startups from across the Midwest and Western US will attend this event, which we are working to make one of our best yet!

This year's event features a highly interactive program to you the best possible launch into an intensive summer of business acceleration. We'll hear from notable Silicon Valley speakers such as Andrew Chung, Bill Reichert, Dan Shugar, Danny Kennedy, and Bridgett Luther.



HIGH-LEVEL PROGRAM

Thursday, June 22nd

Welcome reception at the Plug and Play in Sunnyvale, CA (6-8pm)

Friday, June 23rd

Day 1 program at Plug and Play (8:30am - 6:30pm)
Topics: Business Model Canvas / Customer Discovery, Markets, & Sustainability
Divisional breakouts (6:30 - 7:30pm)
Networking recpetion (7:30 - 9:00pm)

Saturday, June 24th

Day 2 program at Plug and Play (8:30am - 7:00pm)
Topics: Pitching, Partnering, Finance & Funding

Sunday, June 25th

Day 3 program at GSVlabs (8:30am - 1:00pm)
Topics: Law / IP, investor Relationships, Program Preview
Adjourn at 1:30pm


TRAVEL LOGISTICS

Recommended air travel time frames

We encourage you to take in the entire event. If you are traveling in by air, please consider the following time frames:

Arrival: Please plan to arrive late afternoon on Thursday, June 22nd. Both SFO and SJO are an easy 30 minute commute to the Marriott Residence Inn in Sunnyvale (SJO is the closest airport).

Plan to arrive in time for the 6pm welcome reception at Plug and Play!

Departure: To allow enough time to get to the airport, please plan to depart late-afternoon (after 4pm) on Sunday, June 25th. The formal program adjourns at 1:30pm, with box lunches and networking afterwards.

Cleantech Open has a room block available to you the Marriott Residence Inn. You can reserve your discounted room here.


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