Eco-Capital Connections

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Recent years have seen the steady and dedicated efforts of many major corporations – from General Electric and Intel to Siemens and BASF – investing in the cleantech sector. These multinational companies are working to evolve their business models to keep pace with changes in the market that are calling for cleaner, more sustainable solutions.

Over the last three years, Prosper Portland (formerly the Portland Development Commission), in partnership with Oregon BEST, has offered a special event that connects these active corporates with the portfolio of innovators in the greater Portland area and across the state.

This year, the Eco-Capital Connections event will again be held in collaboration with Oregon BEST and be co-located at the BEST FEST conference in September, 2017. This invitation-only speed-networking event convenes the most active cleantech investors from the Pacific Northwest, Silicon Valley, and global corporations. Approximately 50 Oregon companies will be selected for scheduled meetings with leading corporate investors at the Sept 14th event. 

Applications for the 2017 event are open at this link through June 30th.


Selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Company Type: Cleantech product or service
  • Geography: Oregon location
  • Team: Experienced executive team
  • Technology: Defensible IP
  • Market: Clear value proposition
  • Need: Actively seeking financing round or seeking round in the near future or seeking corporate partnership

Companies must be headquartered or have significant presence in Oregon and offer a solution in the a cleantech space from sectors such as: 

  • Energy and Resource Efficiency
  • Green Building
  • Renewable Energy (Solar, Wind, Geothermal, etc.)
  • Smart Grid/Energy Intelligence
  • Energy Storage
  • Waste to Resource
  • Advanced Transportation
  • Water Technologies and Management
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Advanced Materials and Chemistry
  • Environmental Technologies
  • Clean Web
  • Sustainable Apparel
  • Advanced Manufacturing

Past Participants

Investors and partners who have participated in past years include: ABB Technology Ventures, BASF Venture Capital, Dow Chemical Company Ventures and Business Development, DraperNexus Ventures, E.ON Strategic Co-Investments (SCI), Obvious Ventures, Oregon Angel Fund, Portland Seed Fund, Phoenix Venture Partners, Solvay, IBERDROLA Ventures (PERSEO), and Siemens Venture Capital.

Contact Us

For questions about this initiative, please contact:

Interested corporate investors may also contact us for details on this event.