Crystal Clear Technologies wins water track, places in top four; Urbix Resources and Big Blue Technologies also receive awards

San Francisco, CA. — February 14, 2017 — All three Rocky Mountain Cleantech Open Regional Finalist teams received recognition at the Cleantech Open Global Forum as part of Cleantech Week on Thursday, February 9th. Crystal Clear Technologies, led by Ron Epperson, was named the winner of the Water track. Urbix Resources (Adam Small) and Big Blue Technologies (Aaron Palumbo) also earned awards for ‘Best Business Model’ and ‘Most Impact’, respectively. All three teams were competing with the top emerging environmental and energy technology firms throughout the nation for the National Grand Prize worth $100,000 in investment and in-kind services.

“We are thrilled by the success that Ron, Adam and Aaron were able to achieve at the Global Forum. Their award-winning companies are a testament to the hard work and dedication they demonstrated throughout the 6-month accelerator, and we’re excited to see them continue to grow as alumni of RMCTO,” said Brian Oehler, Director, Rocky Mountain Cleantech Open.

More than 300 people attended the event, including entrepreneurs, business leaders and public officials. The speaking program featured Ashley Grosh, Vice President and Manager of Strategic Environmental Philanthropy for Wells Fargo; Holmes Hummel, Clean Energy Works Founder; Andrew Chung, 1955 Capital Founder & Managing Partner; Ryan Popple, President & CEO of Proterra Inc; Danny Kennedy, Managing Director at CalCEF, and many more.



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