Upcoming Events & Opportunities

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Participate in events that inform, engage, and inspire. Find opportunities below to get involved and get out there.

And be sure to check out BEST FEST! Our signature event brings together a diverse audience of university researchers, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, investors, and curious individuals who have the common goal of accelerating solutions to environmental challenges. 

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Pitch Club PDX

Ongoing, starting January 1, 2017

Portland, OR

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice pitching and get feedback.

Tom Kingsley creates a dynamic and realistic environment to give participants a better understanding of what investors are looking for. Participating entrepreneurs are given the opportunity to role-play as investors evaluating other entrepreneurs.

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Event Category: Competitions/Opportunities at Events

Ocean Exchange Call for Solutions

Apr 15 to Jul 31, 2017

Have a solution to make shipping/logistics more sustainable? Or a solution to help minimize impact on marine life and coastlines? Register by July 31, 2017 to compete for a $100,000 award through Ocean Exchange!

Ocean Exchange welcomes registration from innovators with Solutions (with working prototypes) in materials, devices, processes, and systems with the ability to: Have Impact Though Sustainability — innovations that generate economic growth and increased productivity, while reducing the use of nature’s resources and waste. 

The WWL Orcelle® Award 2017 $100,000 USD is given to the solution that makes shipping and logistics more sustainable by advancing zero-emission, marine and/or land based technologies that are commercially viable.

The Neptune Award 2017 $100,000 USD is given to the solution that advances our understanding of the ocean and that helps minimize our impact on these resources, even while using them for human benefit, resulting in more resilient bodies of water including healthy marine life and coastlines.

2017 Theme: Impact Through Sustainability
Monetary Awards: WWL Orcelle® Award and The Neptune Award 2017
Amount: $100,000 USD for Each Award
Deadlines: Register by 11:59PM GMT – Monday, July 31, 2017
Exchange Dates: October 8-10, 2017
Event Location: Savannah, Georgia USA

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Event Category: Competitions/Opportunities at Events

CleanTech Showcase

Jun 26, 2017

Seattle, WA

CleanTech Innovation Showcase is the premier one-day event to experience the latest cleantech innovations, ideas and initiatives.

  • Network with 500+ cleantech industry leaders, investors, policymakers and media from across the U.S., Canada and beyond.
  • See the next-generation of clean technologies from 24 featured presenting companies.
  • Tour the CleanTech Innovation Expo featuring international pavilions, company exhibits, technology demonstrations, research posters and more.
  • Visit the Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator startup pavilion.
  • Learn from renowned keynote speakers and panelists.
Event Categories: Conferences, Competitions/Opportunities at Events, Showcases

VERGE 17 Accelerate

Sep 19 to Sep 21, 2017

Santa Clara, CA

VERGE is seeking entrepreneurs with solutions in energy, transportation, water & more!

Are you developing an innovative technology or service in energy, transportation, buildings, infrastructure, urban resilience or the circular economy? VERGE is seeking early-stage companies and entrepreneurs addressing market opportunities in these areas to feature in VERGE Accelerate — a fast-pitch competition that takes place in front of an audience of 2,000 business leaders, government officials and investors at VERGE 17 (Sept. 19-21 in Santa Clara). Applications will be accepted through July 7. 

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Event Category: Competitions/Opportunities at Events