National Cleantech UP

Empowering the Next Generation of Energy Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Explore topics in energy and entrepreneurship through sessions and interactions with energy professionals & students from across the country. Watch as 24 teams selected across the 8 regional collegiate competitions compete for $100,000 in prizes. 

With its focus on training, expanding networks, & connectivity across the entrepreneurial ecosystem, you won't want to miss the 2016 National Cleantech University Prize.



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Spark Clean Energy  will host an experiential training led by VentureWell for teams selected at the collegiate competitions, exploring topics around how you strengthen your team and strive for a high performing culture. 

In the first annual National Conference, Spark will bring together both competing and non-competing students to discussions on relevant topics in energy, thereby expanding the existing national student network and exploring new opportunities to bring the student network to the entrepreneurial ecosystem and industry. The National Cleantech University Prize program builds upon the success of the previous National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition, which attracted 1,000+ teams over its lifetime.