2014 Ohio Clean Energy Challenge

Date: 
Friday, February 28, 2014 - 7:30am - 7:00pm

2014 Ohio Clean Energy Challenge

The Ohio Clean Energy Challenge brings together some of Ohio’s best and brightest college students to compete for $10,000 to support their clean energy business.

Presented by the University Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio (UCEAO) and NorTech, the 2014 Ohio Clean Energy Challenge is a clean energy student business plan competition designed to provide student entrepreneurs with the opportunity to showcase their energy technology and business plans; receive university and industry support and feedback; gain exposure within the venture capital and funding community; and compete for cash prizes to support their technology and business plan.

On February 28, the 10 semi-finalist student teams will present live business pitches to a panel of judges comprised of clean energy entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders. The winner of the Ohio Competition will receive the $10,000 state prize and go on to compete for the $100,000 grand prize at the Midwest regional competition on April 3, 2014, in Chicago, and a place in the National competition in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, Feb. 27: VIP Reception / Poster Session
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 28: Agenda
7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Registration

Ballroom Foyer

9:00 - 9:20 a.m.

Welcome / Opening Remarks

Ballroom

9:20 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

Team Pitches - Group 1

Ballroom

10:40 - 10:55 a.m.

Break

Ballroom Foyer

10:55 - 11:55 a.m.

Team Pitches - Group 2

Ballroom

11:55 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch with Keynote Address
Roger Ballentine
Founder & President
Green Strategies, Inc

Ballroom

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Team Pitches - Group 3

Ballroom

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Break

Ballroom Foyer

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.

UCEAO Partner Recognition Awards

Ballroom

3:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Plenary Panel: Entrepreneurial Challenges

Ballroom

4:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Clean Energy Trust Remarks

Ballroom

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Awards Ceremony

Ballroom

Friday, February 28, 2014
The Student Center at Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115