Cleantech Open

xlogo-main.gif.speedilic.ic.r9qd2pCsPdThe Cleantech Open has established itself as the leader in developing clean technology start-up entrepreneurs addressing these challenges. Since its inception in 2006, nearly 400 promising teams have availed themselves of the Cleantech Open’s one-of-a-kind hands-on workforce development, nurturing, and funding programs, with impressive results:

  • Cleantech Open Alumni have raised over $280M in private capital
  • 80% remain economically viable today
  • More than 2,000 new clean technology jobs have been created


The Cleantech Open has created these jobs at a cost of less than $5,000 per job based on the organization’s spending to date. This is far below the cost estimated for job generation under state and federal programs or the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.

The South Metro SBDC assists the Rocky Mountain Region participants of the Cleantech Open by offering the following services:

  • Executive Summary review and feedback
  • Marketing Research assistance
  • One-on-one Consulting
  • Business Plan review and feedback


Click here for more information about the competition.

To enter the competition, click here to fill out an online application. 

Cleantech Open participants can request a one-on-one consulting appointment with a South Metro SBDC business counselor on the Consulting page of the website. Please mention that you are a Cleantech Open contestant in the “Specific Assistance” field.