Plug and Play Tech Center, a community of over 200 earlystage
technology start-ups in Silicon Valley, announced today that it will be hosting its first annual
CleanPlay Conference. The renowned start-up incubator invited 30 of the most promising cleantech
start-ups to showcase their innovations in front of the industry’s leading venture capitalists
and green tech enthusiasts at its Sunnyvale facility on June 25, 2009.
“Despite trying economic times, we are seeing a consistent stream of attention and investment in
the clean technology space,” said Plug and Play Tech Center president and CEO Saeed Amidi.
“CleanPlay has an extensive line-up of smart new companies that are driving innovation in this
area and we’re excited to have a hand in showcasing their growth and success.”
The CleanPlay Conference’s presenting companies span across four areas of clean technology:
Transportation, Energy Savings, Water and Government Policy. Mirrored after Plug and Play’s
annual Plug and Play Expo, CleanPlay will allow each start-up the opportunity to present a two
minute elevator pitch to attendees with the opportunity to win over angel investors and venture
capitalist firms. In addition, the event will feature a variety of panel discussions from industry
leaders such as Honda Ventures, Clean Tech Group, Khosla Ventures, Banyan Energy,
Environmental Business Cluster, K&L Gates LLP and others.
The panel topics include:
– Transportation: Battery, Bio Fuel, Carbon
– Energy Savings: Building Materials, Data Center, Energy Intelligence
– Water: Creating Efficiencies with Smart Water
– Government Policy: Is Government Policy Driving Innovation?
Conference attendees will also be treated to keynote presentations from clean tech industry leader
Kevin Surace, CEO of Serious Materials, as well as entrepreneur Steve Newcomb, CEO and Cofounder
For more information, see http://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/cleanplay. For a sneak peek at
participating companies and commentary from Plug and Play Tech Center CEO Saeed Amidi, check
out video podcasts here: http://www.youtube.com/cleanplayvideos.
About Plug and Play Tech Center
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Plug and Play Tech Center is a community of over 200
technology startup companies in the areas of Web 2.0, software (SaaS), systems, semiconductor
and telecomm verticals. Since its inception in January 2006 the center has helped the startups
raise in excess of $400 million in venture funding. The start-up companies have created a
cumulative value of 2 Billion Dollars.
Entrepreneur-centered with strong relationships with the most influential venture capital firms of
Silicon Valley and Ivy League universities in the nation, Plug and Play Tech Center has become the
ultimate place to launch and grow promising new technologies.