SSI named Cleantech Open Mid-Atlantic Semifinalist

Cleantech Open Mid-Atlantic Region Announces 17 Business Competition Semi-Finalists 17 semi-finalists from Mid-Atlantic region selected to compete in the world’s biggest and most successful cleantech business competition.
Washington, D.C. May 31, 2012: The Cleantech Open Mid-Atlantic Region ( announced the selection of 17 companies (“semi-finalists”) to compete at the regional level in the 2012 Cleantech Open national business competition and Accelerator Program. The companies were selected from an elite group of cleantech entrepreneurs that applied from across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States. The semi-finalists are representative of applications from a region that includes Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.”We are thrilled to recognize the outstanding achievements made by the Mid-Atlantic semi-finalists who were selected from an increasingly competitive and innovative group of entrants,” said Joshua Greene, regional director of the Cleantech Open, and partner and deputy chair of the Energy and Environment Practice at Washington-based Patton Boggs LLP. “These 17 innovators are working to address our most critical environmental and energy issues. We look forward to their participation in the Program and Competition, through which they will become investment ready and use the Cleantech Open platform to showcase their business solutions to thousands of potential supporters, funders
and partners.”Benefits for the regional finalist (e.g. winner of the Regional Final) include a “Startup in a Box” prize package that consists of combined cash and in-kind services worth up to $20,000. The winning Mid-Atlantic regional company will join other regional winners from across the United States to contend for the prestigious national title at the Cleantech Open’s Global Forum on November 8-9, 2012 in California and a chance to secure the grand prize of up to $250,000 in investment and services.Please read our list of semifinalists or view them in an interactive map.###
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