“Cleantech Is Back!” at Cleantech Forum San Francisco 2013

Standing room only sessions and deal announcements close out forum

SAN FRANCISCO – March 26, 2013 – The industry’s leading deal-making summit, Cleantech Forum San Francisco, finished in a rousing crescendo last Wednesday in front of a packed crowd of corporate executives, entrepreneurs and the sector’s most influential investors. “As I heard from numerous senior colleagues at the event, ‘Cleantech is back.’  The creative initiatives at the forum–from the ‘Cleantech Goes Social’ contest with Facebook to Hank Paulson’s candid advice to ‘go to China’ to the sheer level of engagement from Fortune 100 companies from all parts of the world, all committed to resource efficiency–this was a bigevent,” said Mike Dorsey, Managing Partner of The Westly Group, which just announced the close of their $160MM cleantech fund.

“Tellus met investors, customers, strategic partners, and industry experts in one place and at one time.  There was deep, sustained dialogue and genuine interest.  Cleantech Forum San Francisco is likely the highest ‘return on daily burn’ of our business to-date.  We’ll be back every year,” said Sandy Ewing, CEO of Tellus Technologies. In addition to the Entrepreneur Showcase and Regional Spotlights featuring Italy, Korea, France and Hong Kong, the networking opportunities were a powerful draw.

“I just wanted to let you know how valuable ‘attending’ the conference was. I was only able to attend one session because there were so many meeting opportunities with entrepreneurs, corporates and other investors.  Highly relevant players only attend if they believe that: (a) the content is interesting, and (b) there are other highly relevant participants that they want to meet. Thanks for making my life more efficient and effective!  Cleantech Group pulled this off wonderfully,” said Gina Domanig, Managing Partner of Emerald Technology Ventures.

In a crowded conference field, Cleantech Forum San Francisco marries excellence in relationship building with brilliant business development opportunities.

About Cleantech Group Inc.

Cleantech Group’s market intelligence, events, and advisory services accelerate market adoption, stimulate demand, and remove barriers to cleantech innovation. A global company with offices in North America and Europe, we connect business leaders with cleantech innovation through the i3 platform the most comprehensive up-to-date source for insights into companies, investors, financing and relationships across the clean technology ecosystem. In October 2012, Cleantech Group merged with GreenOrder, a leading sustainability strategy and management consulting firm. Details at http://ctgillc.wpengine.com.


Emma Zolbrod
Cleantech Group