Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Colorado Cleantech Industry Association Announces Finalists for Inaugural Colorado Cleantech Awards Celebration

The Colorado Cleantech Industry Association (CCIA) has released names of the finalists for its inaugural "Colorado Cleantech Awards Celebration" recognition event, honoring leadership in advancing cleantech. "Winners will be announced Tuesday, October 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Denver Marriott City Center, at our now officially sold-out event," Christine Shapard, Executive Director of the CCIA announces, "We're extremely pleased to share the twenty finalists who emerged from our recent statewide call for nominations."

CCIA - Leadership in Advancing Cleantech Awards - Finalists Include:

* High-Impact Cleantech Company of the Year
Abound Solar (Loveland, CO) - http://www.abound.com
Advanced Energy Industries, Solaron Business (Fort Collins, CO) - http://www.advanced-energy.com
CoorsTek (Golden, CO) - http://www.coorstek.com
Infinite Power Solutions, Inc. (Littleton, CO) - http://www.infinitepowersolutions.com
Tendril (Boulder, CO) - http://www.tendrilinc.com

* Breakout Cleantech Company of the Year
Ice Energy (Windsor, CO) - http://www.ice-energy.com
OPX Biotechnologies, Inc. (Boulder, CO) - http://www.opxbiotechnologies.com
ZeaChem, Inc. (Lakewood, CO) - http://www.zeachem.com

* Emerging Cleantech Company of the Year
Green Garage (Boulder, CO) - http://www.greengarage.com
RavenBrick LLC (Denver, CO) - http://www.ravenbrick.com
VanDyne Super Turbo (Fort Collins, CO) - http://www.vandynesuperturbo.com

* Colorado Cleantech Entrepreneur of the Year
Raymond R. Johnson, Infinite Power Solutions, Inc. (Littleton, CO) - http://www.infinitepowersolutions.com
Doug Schatz, Advanced Energy Industries (Fort Collins, CO) -
Adrian Tuck, Tendril (Boulder, CO) -

* National Cleantech Leadership
Colorado Renewable Energy Collaboratory - http://www.coloradocollaboratory.org
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Golden, CO) - http://www.nrel.gov
Rocky Mountain Institute (Snowmass, CO) - http://www.rmi.org

* Governor's Award for Excellence in Cleantech Leadership
Ron Bernal, NEA (Boulder, CO) - http://www.nea.com/Team/Default.aspx?id=27
Richard Franklin, Clean Tech Open (Denver, CO) - http://www.linkedin.com/in/dickfranklin
Paul Nelson, Saoradh Energy (Boulder CO) - http://www.saoradh.com

Further, according to Shapard, "We have simply been overwhelmed by the response for advance reservations to the event. We thank the Colorado Cleantech Industry and business community at large for welcoming our new cleantech awards event with such gusto."

Ira Ehrenpreis, noted venture capitalist and cleantech industry expert is the keynote speaker for the event.

Link to the PR Newswire Release

Link to the Pitch Engine social media release

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