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Attention student energy entrepreneurs: 2013 Ohio Clean Energy Challenge

Erin Lanham, UCEAO September 28, 2012

If you are a university or college student interested in clean energy technologies and entrepreneurship, then this is the premier opportunity for you to pitch your idea.
Compete your your chance to win the:
$10,000 - State Grand Prize
$100,000 - Midwest Regional Grand Prize
$100,000 - National Grand Prize 

What is the 2013 Ohio Clean Energy Challenge?

Presented by the University Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio (UCEAO) and NorTech, the 2013 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.
Established by the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), the 2013 Ohio Clean Energy Challenge is part of the National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition designed to create a network of student-focused clean energy business competitions. The Ohio Challenge supports DOE's strategy to establish broader innovation and commercialization efforts, and to build a nation-wide energy entrepreneurship ecosystem. DOE selected the Clean Energy Trust in Chicago, Ill. to administer the Midwest regional competition. 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 4, 2013, in Chicago, Ill., and a place in the National competition in Washington, D.C.


Interested in Applying?
Student teams interested in applying to the Challenge are asked to submit an Intent to Apply by Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, and should contact their school's Challenge Champion (university or college Challenge representative). 

For more information visit: www.uceao.org/challenge


To submit your Intent to Apply, visit: www.uceao.org/challenge/intent

For a listing of Challenge Champions, visit: www.uceao.org/challenge/champions