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Cleantech Open Northeast Holds 2017 Business Briefing

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Mentors, interns, staff, and partners generate collaborative culture at accelerator.

The Cleantech Open Northeast Accelerator is leading the way towards stronger ecosystems – both environmental and economic. A business briefing on April 19th allowed prospective CTONE applicants and mentors to understand how the different components of the accelerator interact. Throughout the evening, attendees became familiar with the ways in which mentors, interns, collaborating incubators, sponsors, and staff work together to foster startups at CTONE.


Tim Hoffman...

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Cleantech Open Northeast Hosts 2017 Program Kickoff

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CTONE Kickoff offers startups the chance to pitch ideas, network, and build ties with the accelerator.

A crowded semi-circle of entrepreneurs has formed. The buzz of conversation in the room is a mixture of competitive drive and camaraderie. Several people have volunteered to pitch their idea for a clean technology business – and the clock is ticking.

The entrepreneurs  pitching share the goal of starting new companies that improve the environment. From finding new ways to generate renewable electricity to making homes and businesses more energy efficient,...

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Cleantech Open Northeast Announces Top Cleantech and Energy Startups of 2016

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Four companies focusing on water, efficiency, and energy generation receive $20,000 in prizes.

Boston, Mass. -- October 27, 2016 --  Cleantech Open Northeast, the Northeast division of Cleantech Open, the world’s largest cleantech accelerator, announced its 2016 regional winners: GreenBlu (Princeton, NJ), Proper Pipe (Boston, MA), PV Pure (Cambridge, MA), and Surge Hydro (Belfast, Maine). These companies will receive $20,000 in cash and in-kind services and will go on to represent the Northeast at the Cleantech Open Global Forum in San Francisco, CA on...

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Sparkplug Power and Xively Partner Up to Improve Grid Management

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Sparkplug Power, a 2016 Cleantech Open Northeast (CTONE) alumnus, recently announced a partnership with Xively, a local sponsor of CTONE. Sparkplug continues to advance while harnessing connections formed during the Cleantech Open accelerator program. 


Sean Becker of Sparkplug at 2016 Regional Finals. 

Sparkplug Power, founded by Sean Becker in 2009, seeks to improve the grid for municipal utilities and commercial power customers by deploying energy storage to grid edge (electricity infrastructure closest to the end-user) and managing customers’ peak power...

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Posted by Christina Guerra on

Two thousand and sixteen was undeniably a year of clean energy policy progress in the northeast. Policymakers in the northeast turned out some of the most forward-thinking clean energy policies we have ever seen. A variety of new laws, regulations, and policies over the year have set the stage for a continued boom of renewable and distributed energy technologies across the broader clean energy industry in the northeast.

Here are some of the clean energy policy highlights from 2016:

States doubled down on their goals for renewables and clean energy. New York...

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