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Are you an IT professional? The “must attend” IT event of the year is April 22.

The IT Summit was selected as one of the top ten “must-attend” events for CIOs and IT Marketers 
– April 2013


The IT Summit is the executive technology conference series returning to Seattle for our third annual event on April 22, 2014. The purpose of the summit is to provide educational and networking resources for the IT leaders in the Puget Sound area. The conference is driven by an Executive Board of regional IT professionals that directs the content of the educational sessions and sponsor participation. The IT Summit is designed to address the real-world opportunities and challenges faced by today’s executives, by facilitating face-to-face interaction and networking among information technology peers.

Asking yourself, what is the IT Summit and why should I go?

“The IT Summit is more than an event, it’s an experience. It’s set in a relaxed atmosphere with hundreds of IT professionals from all industries mixing and mingling and managing to share ideas and insights, networking and meeting new people. As IT professionals we get busy with the day-to-day deadlines and projects, and before you know it we are attempting to solve new challenges with retro logic. I strongly urge you to step away for a day and experience The IT Summit. It will assist you in bringing a fresh new approach and provide a network of professionals that you can put in your tool box.”


Cleantech Open’s 2014 application deadline is May 1

The Cleantech Open is the world's largest cleantech business competitionBe on your game.  Start your application for the 2014 Cleantech Open program today and position yourself and your company to win!

Being your application and pay your application fee before April 23rd, and you’ll have the opportunity to access to the deep expertise of a business foundation expert to help you forumlate your application.  Admission to the Cleantech Open is a competitive process, and you’re assigned mentor will help you make your application the best it can be.   Don’t delay!


The Cleantech Open runs the world’s largest cleantech accelerator. Our mission is to find, fund and foster entrepreneurs with big ideas that address today’s most urgent energy, environmental and economic challenges.

The Cleantech Open provides entrepreneurs and technologists the resources needed to launch and create successful and sustainable clean technology companies. We do this through our accelerator programs which provide participants with training, mentoring, infrastructure, relationships and funding opportunities to help grow them into world-class cleantech companies.

Since its inception in 2006, the Cleantech Open has awarded over $6 million in cash and services to support cleantech growth companies. The 865 participating companies in the Cleantech Open’s accelerator programs have raised more than $900 million in external capital.

The Cleantech Open’s reputation is built on its clean technology Accelerator, the largest of its kind anywhere in the world. Cleantech Open alumni companies continue to score scientific breakthroughs, funding, deployments and customers.


Accepting Nominations for King Co. Executive’s Small Business Awards

The King County Executive’s Small Business Awards began in 2011 and is dedicated to celebrating the importance and the accomplishments of small businesses throughout King County.  The 2014 Awards will be fourth annual event.

2014 Awards Event
Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014.
Time: 7:15 – 7:50 am Continental Breakfast/Networking
7:50 – 9:00 am Awards Ceremony.
Place: Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.
Entertainment: Seattle Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline.
Tickets: $55 including the continental breakfast.
Contact: Sandy Hanks at 206-263-9717 or email
Registration:  Read More…


Opportunity in China for Companies using Zinc, Tungsten or Lead and Companies Focused on Enhancing Energy Efficiency

360ip is working with investors in China who are very interested in potential portfolio companies which use either zinc, tungsten or lead in their products/business (any field should be suitable). The investors could invest directly in these companies and then facilitate their expanding into China via a joint venture.

In addition to these materials companies, they are also interested in companies focused on enhancing energy efficiency which have commercial-ready products and are also interested in expanding into China.

Please contact Robert Quinn if you have candidates/ideas regarding either the materials or energy efficiency products companies.   Read More…


OPIC, State, and USTDA Launch Asia-Pacific Clean Energy Program


February 27, 2014 – The U.S. Department of State issued the following news release:

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) will host a roundtable discussion highlighting the official launch of the Asia-Pacific Clean Energy Program on February 27 at 2 p.m.

The Asia-Pacific Clean Energy Program is being launched under the U.S. – Asia Pacific Comprehensive Energy Partnership (USACEP), which focuses on facilitating renewable and cleaner energy, markets and interconnectivity, the emerging role of natural gas, and sustainable development in the region. Read More…


Special Event | CleanTech Forum – Israeli Cleantech Innovation

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Participate in the largest cleantech forum in the world! March 11-13, San Francisco, CA

The Cleantech Group would like to offer you an exclusive opportunity to network, socialize, and get deals done with companies from Israel!  

Cleantech startups are disrupting global industries. We are observing fundamental shifts in many key segments of the economy.  The economy is experiencing a fundamental shift from centralized to distributed systems. Consumers are gaining power and are decentralizing decisions and processes.

This is causing a massive change in customer experiences, and placing incumbent business models at risk. This change is remarkable, and the pace of this change is accelerating.

Examples are all around us in energy, water, energy efficiency, transportation, waste and many others! Explore more on this year’s theme below.

For more information and to schedule your one-on-one meeting(s) with these leading Israeli companies, please contact: Dana Bernson


DOE Seeking Judges for 2014 Better Buildings Case Competition

The Department of Energy is looking to recruit judges for the 2014 Better Buildings Case Competition (BBCC), and they have asked us to ping the SAPC network to see if any of you would be interested. Please see details below. If you would like to pursue this opportunity, please contact Jessica Knapstein (cc’ed) at or by phone at 202-287-1646.


JOB POSTING – Trade Commissioner (Sustainable Technologies)

The Canadian Consulate General in Seattle seeks a Trade Commissioner (Sustainable Technologies) for the International Business Development Section. This is an exciting opportunity to work with the Consulate General of Canada – a modern organization that focuses on its core business to provide key services to Canada and Canadians with enthusiasm and dedication. The Consulate General is seeking someone who is dynamic, client focused and ready to work with colleagues to implement an innovative approach to service delivery.

Under the general direction of the Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner and in accordance with the international priorities of the Government of Canada and its specific objectives in the US, the incumbent is mainly responsible for providing integrated International Business Development (IBD) support to the Sustainable Technologies sector in the four-state area in the US Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska).


POSITION TITLE:  Trade Commissioner (Sustainable Technologies)

SECTION:  International Business Development Section

LOCATION:  Consulate General of Canada, Seattle, Washington.


LEVEL:  LE – 08

STARTING SALARY:  $79,471.00 USD plus benefits

TENURE:  Five year term

COMPETITION NO:  611-008.14 

DATE POSTED:  January 23, 2014

CLOSING DATE:  Midnight, February 6, 2014, (Pacific Daylight Time)


2014 Entrepreneur Of The Year Nominations are open!

EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year™ (EOY) Award honors the most outstanding entrepreneurs who inspire others with their passion, vision and achievement. As we begin our 2014 search for the country’s most innovative entrepreneurs, we hope you’ll share the vision and nominate someone in your community to be named among the next generation of business leaders.

EOY is a competitive awards program that recognizes leaders who are driving successful, innovative businesses and celebrates their exemplary performance.

Apply on-line by Friday, March 14, 2014: Read More…


Opportunity for Cleantech Startups – Deadline Jan. 15

2013 TechBridge Challenge

Deadline:  January 15, 2014

Seeking innovative hardware and software proposals for microgrid operation.

TechBridge awards for technology validation and development services valued at more than $25,000 are now available from the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) or another Fraunhofer Institute.  These services help to de-risk technologies, lowering barriers to private investment and strategic partnerships.  Over the past 3 years, 20 TechBridge startups have received over $40 million in follow-on funding.

Applicants will be evaluated based on the potential impact of their technology solution on the adoption of microgrids due to significant cost and feature advantages over existing solutions.  Applications are due Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

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