Download Logo Cleantech Open adds two new speakers to ‘Academy Awards of Technology’ Gala line-up 11.13.2009 – SAN FRANCISCO — The Cleantech Open announced two new speakers, Marc Stanley and Jeffrey Schaub, to its all-star line-up for Tuesday’s Twitter Pitc Grand Expo and Awards Gala at The Masonic Center in San Francisco. Marc Stanley @cleantechop Jeffrey Schau is deputy director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). to Gala speak Jeffrey Schaub is the Green Beat reporter for CBS 5 KPIX Eyewitness News. News Facts Before coming to NIST, Stanley was the associate deputy secretary of the U.S. The Cleante Department of Commerce (DoC) by Presidential appointment. He also currently new speake serves as a U.S. governor on the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Jeffrey Sch Development (BIRD) Foundation Board of Governors and as the American director for Tuesday on the Trilateral Industrial Development (TRIDE) Executive Committee. Awards Gal San Francis Schaub, a t Schaub, a three-time Emmy award winner for his reporting, will act as master of winner for h ceremonies. Schaub covers environmental issues that affect Bay Area residents. He master of c has also covered the energy and education beats for the station and has been Additional s recognized for his coverage of critical transportation issues, and stories that focus Dennis Hight on Bay Area transit, commute, urban planning, and development. Friend and L Marc Stanle Additional speakers at the Cleantech Open Grand Expo and Awards Gala include: National Insti Technology Jeffrey Sch Bill Weihl reporter for As Green Energy Czar at Google, Weihl leads efforts in energy efficiency and News. renewable energy while managing Google’s greenhouse gas footprint. Resource Li Dennis Hightower Deputy Secretary of Commerce, and a seasoned business executive with a 40-year Tags CBS 5 KPIX, career in the public and private sectors, Hightower is responsible for ensuring that technology, the Department of Commerce leads the way in government efficiency, effectiveness Stanley, gre and performance management. energy Steve Westly Prior to founding The Westly Group, Westly served as the Controller and Chief Fiscal Officer of the state of California. During his four-year term, he led an effort to commit more than $1 billion to clean technology investments. He also served as the California Co-Chair for the Obama for President Campaign in 2008. Gil Friend CEO and President at Natural Logic, Friend is a systems ecologist and business strategist with 35 years experience in business, communications and environmental innovation. Lesa Mitchell As Vice President of Innovation at Kauffman Foundation, Mitchell has been responsible for the Foundation’s frontier work in understanding the policy levers that influence the advancement of innovation from universities into the commercial market. The Cleantech Open is made possible by the generous support provided by National Expansion Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy; Platinum Sponsor: PG&E; Gold Sponsors: Autodesk, The Cleantech Circle, Google, Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas and Electric, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati; Silver Sponsors: Accretive Solutions and RoseRyan; and Program Sponsors: California Clean Energy Fund, Ernst and Young, and Korn/Ferry International. Media and outreach partners include the Matter Network, San Francisco Business Times, Greener World Media, TriplePundit.com, Sustainable Industries and Sustainable Life Media. To learn more about The Cleantech Open, or to attend the Expo and Awards Gala, visit www.cleantechopen.com. Relevant Web resources: Cleantech Open blog: www.cleantechopen.com/app.cgi/blog/ Cleantech Open on Facebook: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=21709779424 Cleantech Open on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/companies/clean-tech-open Cleantech Open on Twitter: twitter.com/cleantechopen The Cleantech Open is the world’s largest cleantech business competition. Its mission is to find, fund and foster entrepreneurs with big ideas that address today’s most urgent energy, environmental and economic challenges. The program provides the infrastructure, expertise and strategic relationships to turn ideas into successful global cleantech companies. Since 2006, through its one-of-a-kind annual business competition and mentorship program, the Cleantech Open has helped hundreds of clean technology startups bring their breakthrough ideas to fruition, helping alumni contestants raise over $125m and making thousands of green collar jobs possible. Fueled by a network of more than 400 volunteers and sponsors, the Cleantech Open unites the public and private sectors in a shared vision for making America’s clean tech sector a thriving economic engine. For more information, visit www.cleantechopen.com, and follow @cleantechopen on Twitter. In addition to the original competition held in California, the Cleantech Open was expanded in 2009 to include two new regions: the Rocky Mountain region (including Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming; and the Pacific Northwest, including Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Cleantech entrepreneurs will compete for a total of more than $1 million in prizes. Past alumni successes include Adura Technologies, Cool Earth Solar, Enverity, Federspiel Controls, GreenVolts, GroundSource GeoThermal, Lucid Design Group, Mission Motors, and Syncromatics. For interviews, media passes or more information: Ian Bryan 828.242.1868 firstname.lastname@example.org Short URL: http://pitch.pe/33763 About Cleantech Open The Cleantech Open is the world’s largest clean tech business competition. It finds, funds, and fosters entrepreneurs with revolutionary ideas, technologies, and products that address today’s most urgent energy, climate, and economic challenges. Through its one-of-a-kind annual business competition and mentorship program, the Cleantech Open has helped hundreds of clean technology startups bring their breakthrough ideas to fruition since 2006, helping alumni contestants raise over $125m and making thousands of green collar jobs possible. 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