The Rocky Mountain Cleantech Open officially announces the 2016 accelerator finalists, who will represent the Rocky Mountain Cleantech Open region at the national Cleantech Open Global Forum in February. The 2016 winners are Big Blue Technologies, Crystal Clear Technologies and Urbix Resources. These finalists were selected from a group of 12 startup companies from Colorado, Utah and Arizona.
The three finalists will go on to compete for $200,000 in investment and in-kind services at the Global Forum, to be held in February in San Francisco.
“The three finalists, and really all of this year’s companies, have a bright future ahead of them,” said Brian Oehler, Director of the Rocky Mountain Cleantech Open. “They have come a long way during their time with CTO, and they’ve developed some lifelong connections that they can continue to draw on in the months leading up to the Global Forum and as alumni.”
The finalists were announced Wednesday afternoon at the Colorado Cleantech Awards Celebration in downtown Denver. The two-day event convened over 400 regional innovators and influencers from across the Rocky Mountain business community, led by thought leaders from the following groups: Impact Finance Center, Rockies Venture Club, High Altitude Investors, Rocky Mountain Innovation Partners, Innosphere, Colorado Association of Advanced Manufacturing, Rocky Mountain Institute/Carbon War Room, Colorado Cleantech Community, and University of Denver Daniels College of Business Entrepreneurship.
The announcement also represents the formal culmination of the rigorous six-month accelerator program. All Cleantech Open program graduates are invited to attend the Global Forum in February, offering entrepreneurs valuable connections to investors, partners and prospective customers as they scale their diverse cleantech businesses.