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Biz Bits: Peeking through the gloom, there’s good news to be found

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Oakland to Host First-Ever Statewide Clean Tech Innovation Conference

Media Contacts: Samee Roberts CEDA 510-238-2136 sroberts@oaklandnet.com Harry Hamilton CEDA 510-238-2107 hhamilton@oaklandnet.com News from: City of Oakland Community & Economic Development Agency Oakland to Host Statewide Clean Tech Conference FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 26, 2011 Oakland to Host First-Ever Statewide Clean Tech Innovation Conference Oakland, CA – Consistently ranked among the top 10 greenest cities in the country and the regional epicenter of green industry, the City of Oakland will proudly host the California Clean Tech Innovation Conference on November 2-3, 2011 at the Kaiser Center.  Produced by Grow-California, this first-ever conference will bring together industry influencers from across the state and nation to address key topics such as industry trends, new technologies, global competitiveness and leveraging publicly-funded research and private capital to deliver innovative technologies and successful business models.  The conference culminates with the presentation of 19 “Game Changer of the Year” awards for entities that have had significant impact … Continue reading

CEO’s Message

CEO’s Message On November 2-3, Grow-California will be hosting the inaugural California Clean Tech Innovation conference at the Kaiser Center in downtown Oakland.  There are many excellent conferences that highlight and focus on the clean energy sector.  Our conference is unique in that it brings together all key influencers from across California that influence the clean tech industry, including CEOs from  “Game Changing” market-leading companies, major corporations, angel and venture capital investors, media, policymakers and regulators, academia, grant funders, economic development organizations, and start-ups.  As part of the conference, 15 clean tech companies will be named “Game Changers of the Year” for 2012 and honored at a special awards lunch with official State of California resolutions recognizing their important contributions to California’s leadership in the clean tech sector and for their positive impact on our state economy.  Our “Game Changer” selection committee was sequestered on Wednesday to review the “Top … Continue reading

“Grow-California Announces Clean Tech Top 40 for 2012″

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: John Segale, 916.600.1081   GROW-CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCES CALIFORNIA’s “Top 40” CLEAN TECH INNOVATORS Companies Recognized for Their Green Technology Leadership   SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 26, 2011) – With many political and business leaders advocating continued support for green technology to create much-needed jobs, improve the economy and lessen demand for fossil fuels, Grow-California announced today the “Top 40” Clean Tech Innovators for 2011.   From this elite group of clean technology leaders, fifteen nominees will be presented “Game Changer of the Year” awards at a luncheon culminating the first Clean Tech Innovation Conference, scheduled for November 2nd and 3rd at the Kaiser Center in downtown Oakland. The “Top 40” companies were nominated by the conference’s Host Committee, as well as, dozens of other California-based professional services firms, suppliers, investors, banks and academia who identified clean tech companies that were distinguished from competitors because of their focus on innovation … Continue reading

California Cleantech Game Changer Finalist Clear Edge Power Sponsors Kids First Fair

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California Cleantech Game Changer Finalist BrightSource Energy Files IPO

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California Cleantech Game Changer Finalist Calera Featured in New York Times

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California Cleantech Game Changer Finalist BridgeLux Ranked Top Companies in Inc. 5000 List

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California Cleantech Game Changer Finalist Amrys Biotechnologies Named by Technology Review as one of 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2011

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California Cleantech Game Changer Finalist Energy Recovery, Inc. Consolidates North American Operations to California

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