ACC $100K Clean Energy Challenge Finals
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. University of Maryland
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UMD has made the Elite Eight! Come cheer on UMD to BEAT DUKE and become the DREAM CLEAN TEAM!
April 25, 2012
WHO WILL BE THE DREAM CLEAN TEAM? The Elite Eight from the ACC (Maryland, Duke, Georgia Tech, Miami, Clemson, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and NC State) along with Central Florida and South Florida will all square off against each other to try to make the Final Four and then claim the $100,000 Department of Energy Clean Energy Prize and the title of Dream Clean Team!
Welcome Remarks: Dean Chang, Director, Mtech Ventures Programs, University of Maryland; Jack Lesko, Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies, Virginia Tech; W. Bernard Carlson, Engineering Business Programs, University of Virginia
Announcement of Final Four with Testudo
Clean Energy at SAIC,
Sustainability Program Lead
Final Four Presentation #1
Final Four Presentation #2
Final Four Presentation #3
Final Four Presentation #4
Keynote Presentation, Kate Brass, Ecomagination Program Manager, GE
Clean Energy Investment Trends Panel: Phil Deutch, Managing Partner, NGP Energy Technology Partners; Raymond Fan, VP, Arborview Capital; Rich Harris, Investment Committee Member, Elan Management
Awards Presentation: Sarah Jane Maxted, Kristina Ronneberg, Department of Energy; University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh; Testudo
The $100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge is a new business plan competition encouraging students from all universities throughout the southeastern United States to develop business plans for new clean energy companies focused on renewable energy, energy efficiency improvements and advanced fuels/vehicles. As part of the Obama Administration's effort to support and empower the next generation of American clean energy entrepreneurs, the Department of Energy selected the ACC Clean Energy Challenge and five additional regional competitions in the U.S. as part of its inaugural nationwide network of student-focused clean energy business plan competitions over the next three years. The winner of the ACC Clean Energy Challenge will receive a $100,000 prize and compete in the DOE National Clean Energy Business Plan Finals in Washington, D.C., in summer 2012.
The ACC Clean Energy Challenge targets and is open to all ACC schools, as well as other universities in the southeastern U.S. The ACC Clean Energy Challenge finals event will rotate among three sub-regions with nearby ACC schools co-hosting each year. Maryland, Virginia, and Virginia Tech co-host in Washington, D.C. in year one; Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina State, and Wake Forest co-host in Research Triangle in year two; and Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, and Miami will co-host in Atlanta in year three.