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                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
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                is deputy director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
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                Jeffrey Schaub is the Green Beat reporter for CBS 5 KPIX Eyewitness News.

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                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
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                recognized for his coverage of critical transportation issues, and stories that focus         Dennis Hight
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                Additional speakers at the Cleantech Open Grand Expo and Awards Gala include:                 National Insti
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                Bill Weihl
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                As Green Energy Czar at Google, Weihl leads efforts in energy efficiency and
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                Dennis Hightower
                Deputy Secretary of Commerce, and a seasoned business executive with a 40-year              Tags
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                career in the public and private sectors, Hightower is responsible for ensuring that
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                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
ianbryan@sensiblecity.com


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. In addition
to the original competition held in California, the 2009 Cleantech Open was
expanded to include two new regions: the Rocky Mountain region, including
Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming;...


More Info


Contacting Cleantech Open
Cleantech Open
2395 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
888-989-6736
Website: http://www.cleantechopen.com

Press Contact
Ian Bryan
Office: 312.528.9111 x101
Cell: 828.242.1868
Email: ianbryan@sensiblecity.com
Twitter: sensiblecity

Interview Request
Ian Bryan
Office: 312.528.9111 x101
Cell: 828.242.1868
Email: ianbryan@sensiblecity.com




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