The Seventh Annual New Energy Symposium featured 15 emerging cleantech startups that pitched to a panel of over 40 regional and national VCs, angels, private equity investors, corporate VCs, investment bankers, and government executives at the Investment Pitch Competition on July 18.
The top three companies selected by the investor judges from the Investment Pitch Competition were presented awards and each company received a cash prize of $1,500, sponsored by New Energy New York. The prize money will be used to attend the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Industry Growth Forum, which is being held in Denver, Colorado October 23-24, 2012.
The twelve semifinalist companies, in alphabetical order, were:
Judges were given a theoretical budget of $3 million and asked to "invest" in the presenting companies. The three companies that had the most money "invested" in their product or technology at the end of the competition were named the winners.
Now in its fifth year at the New Energy Symposium, the Investment Pitch Competition has showcased 58 early stage companies that have raised over $160 million in venture capital and government funding to develop clean energy technologies, products, and services.
Partners The New Energy Symposium has partnered with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's annual Industry Growth Forum – the nation’s premier cleantech startup pitch event – for the past five years. In addition, the New Energy Symposium has partnered with the Department of Energy’s Clean Energy Alliance – the national alliance of clean energy incubators – since the program’s inception.
More Information For questions regarding the New Energy Symposium, please contact Mr. Nicholas Querques at email@example.com.