Category: Cleantech

Cleantech survey findings consistent with word on the street

RoseRyan recently completed the second annual State of Cleantech Survey with our partners KPMG, Barney & Barney and Arbor Advisors. In general, the findings are very consistent with what we are hearing from clients. Cl…

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Help take the pulse of cleantech in Northern California

Part of Northern California’s cleantech industry? I invite you to take RoseRyan’s annual State of Cleantech survey, designed to take the pulse of this growing and influential sector and provide an insider’s view of w…

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Cleantech leaders under the radar

For the past two years I have received plenty of feedback regarding the Top 25 in Cleantech list. As you can imagine, the list is difficult to make (see my earlier post) and always generates a lot of buzz. Since the list w…

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Cleantech Top 25: the sausage-making behind the list

Creating the list of 2010 cleantech leaders was difficult due to the incredible diversity of industries within cleantech and the compelling stories that are developing. Although businesses in the sector— and certainly ve…

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Two days, 18 business plans and the winner is…

The week before last I participated as a judge for the finalists in this year’s 2010 Cleantech Open national competition. At first, the daunting task of reading 18 business plans (20+ pages each) in less than one week h…

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Tough choices: top cleantech finance pros

Last week we published the list of top 20 cleantech finance pros to watch in the coming year. I created the list after careful consideration and with great input from industry sources—but it was difficult to narrow the f…

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Clean energy needs federal policy commitment, project funding

I attended the third annual Cooley Clean Energy and Technologies Conference November 2 in Redwood Shores, and there were several interesting speakers and discussions. The event focused on innovative models in business, fin…

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Judging the Cleantech Open

I just finished judging the semifinalists in transportation category of the Cleantech Open, a national business plan competition for start-ups and emerging companies. It was a difficult task due to the diversity of the e…

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