Viewing Innovation From the Top of the ARPA-E Summit

Posted by Seyi Fabode

Mar 4, 2015 11:58:27 AM

Clean Energy Trust recently attended the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Innovation Summit in Washington DC. The summit calls on academia, government and business to tackle advanced energy solutions through collaborative relationships. As active supporters of collaborative and innovative solutions for clean technology, we were excited to be a part of the action.

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Topics: Clean Energy,, Funding, Department of Energy, JCESR, startups, cleantech, energy storage, Entrepreneurship

Chicago Rallies Around Cleantech Women in the Shark Tank

Posted by Amy Francetic

Feb 25, 2015 5:23:26 PM

I recently had the great honor of celebrating the success of LuminAID, a Chicago-based cleantech company that produces solar-powered inflatable lights, on ABC’s “Shark Tank” with a packed room of friends and colleagues at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. We all cheered when one Shark after the other offered LuminAID founders Andrea Sreshta and Anna Stork deals to fund their growing company. In the end, all five Sharks made an offer and Andrea and Anne chose Mark Cuban, who had waited to strike once the other Sharks showed their cards. Andrea and Anna were able to secure more funding and gain exposure on this one-of-a-kind national stage, but the reason this event was special was due to the way the Chicago community rallied around the LuminAID founders.

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Topics: Clean Energy,, Clean Energy Challenge, startups, Women in STEM, Chicago Innovation, Entrepreneurship

Today (& Every Day) We Celebrate Startups

Posted by Emily Achler

Aug 5, 2014 1:17:00 PM

Today across the Twitterverse, people are celebrating #StartupDay2014. Startups are accelerating new innovations, creating jobs, and solving tough 21st century challenges every day. 

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Topics: Funding, startups, cleantech