Pavilion #132 (South Hall 1)
Start-Up Alley, presented by Solar Power International and supported by Clean Energy Trust, ModSolar, and the NV Energy Foundation, is a program dedicated exclusively to promoting up-and-coming companies in the solar industry by offering a competitive forum for early-stage solar companies to increase their visibility in the market. Located on the Expo floor in South Hall 1, Start-Up Alley features cutting-edge technologies, innovative business plans, and the Start-Up Alley Challenge business plan pitch competition.
Start-Up Alley Challenge – Finalist Companies Announced!
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 10:30 am – 12:30 pm in South Hall 4
Finalist companies will pitch their business plans to a panel of highly distinguished venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, corporate investors, and business leaders. Attend the challenge and hear from companies with some of the most cutting-edge technologies in the solar industry!
Scott Clavenna, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Greentech Media
Martin Fornage, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Enphase
Stephen Leist, Managing Partner, Piedmont Partners Group Ventures, LLC
Pin Ni, President, Wanxiang America Corporation
Mike Silvestrini, President, Greenskies Renewable Energy
Steve Weiland, Director of Investment Banking for KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
Exhibiting Start-Up Companies
Aurora Solar Inc
CSD Nano, Inc.
eACT Systems Inc
Energy Solutions, LLC
Energy Toolbase LLC
Giga Solar FPC, Inc.
Thank you to our Start-Up Alley Partners – Clean Energy Trust and ModSolar
Clean Energy Trust (CET) offers business development support to clean energy start-ups. Sector experts provide feedback, expertise, and develop strategies for the best path to commercialization and market growth. The most promising technologies are eligible for financial assistance in the form of grants, loans, and equity. The Clean Energy Trust leverages its strategic relationships to support the broader mission of education and advocacy related to the adoption and advancement of clean energy technology. Learn More >>
ModSolar is changing the solar industry, by creating the software and processes that make the industry more effective and efficient, thus reducing the soft costs of solar, which will help the solar industry achieve scale, ushering our society into a more sustainable energy future. ModSolar accomplishes this through its core product, the ModSolar Platform, a software and process platform that aims to improve the present and future development in the industry by offering hardware and software tools, services, market data insights and effective partner relationships that its customers can use to fuel their own development. Learn More >>