The Cleantech Open Global Ideas Competition 2010
September 19, 2010 by SGE
The Singapore national competition of the Cleantech Open is organized by Energy Carta.
It is a non-profit organization founded by a team of young Singaporeans who are driven by a passion for clean technology, sustainable development, the environment, and a desire to invoke change through their actions.
The Cleantech Open is the world’s largest clean technology business competition. The competition hopes to attract the best clean technology ideas from around the world. Ideas can range from revolutionary ways to generate clean energy to better water filtration to ideas about how governmental policies around climate change can foster new businesses in one of the competition categories.
If your idea beats out the competition in your National Competition, you get to represent Singapore as a Global Ideas finalist at the annual Cleantech Open Awards Gala on November 17, 2010 in San Francisco.
The competition ends on the 30th of September at 2359 hours.
1. Join the Cleantech Open Community here.
2. Submit your pitch online via your registered account.
Your pitch should be based on these 5 concepts:
i. Your idea is: (describe in 200 words)
ii. The problem your idea solves is: (describe the value proposition)
iii. The market for your idea is: (describe who will buy the product/service)
iv. Your idea will have a positive effect on the environment because: (describe the environmental impact)
v. Your idea is a winning one because: (describe the unique competitive advantage)
3.Wait for the judging to begin at the end of October.
If you are named as your Singapore’s finalist, you will make a 5-minute video which will be presented at the Cleantech Open Awards Gala in November.
At the awards, your idea will be presented in a five-minute pitch in front of a crowd of 2,500 investors, entrepreneurs, sponsoring companies, corporations, members of academia, press, and others interested in hearing your ideas and getting involved. The crowd will then vote via text message for the “People’s Choice” and you could win $100,000 in marketing support, legal advising, conferencing services and more to help launch your business!
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