2017 Western Regional Showcase

California's expanding leadership in cleantech innovation.

Join us for our Cleantech Open Western Region Awards and Innovation Showcase!

The venue: Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley.

Spend the day learning about exciting emerging clean technology startups in the West. Be inspired by today's cleantech innovators and network with the Bay Area's expanding community of cleantech investors, partners and advocates.

Hot Topics

• Clean energy
• Green buildings
• Advanced materials
• Clean water / air / waste
• Ag-tech
• Communication technologies

Event Overview

Hosted by the City of Fremont, this event is the culmination of our seven-month regional cleantech accelerator program in the West. Closed-door judging and investor meetings take place on Monday, October 16th.

On the 17th, we will bring together an audience of cleantech entrepreneurs, investors, corporate sponsors, university and government partners to showcase and award the best of the region's early stage cleantech companies.

  • Innovation showcase: Expo where you can meet 24 emerging cleantech startups
  • Keynote speakers and panelists continue to be announced
  • Pitches from the 2017 Western Region category finalists
  • Awards event: Announcement of the winners of the 2017 Western Region competition
  • Includes a 3-course plated, sustainably sourced lunch 


Speakers and Panelists

Mayor Lily Mei
City of Fremont
Kelly Kline
Economic Development Director
City of Fremont
Matt Petersen
President & CEO
Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

Erik Steeb
Chief Programs Officer
Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

Karen Janowski
Vice President
Client Services
Prospect Silicon Valley
Nicole Systrom
Managing Director
Cyclotron Road

Ira Ehrenpreis
Founder and Managing Partner
DBL Partners

Event at a glance

Monday, October 16th

Competition and Judging
Private invitation only event
9:45 am to 4:30 pm

Investor Connect
Qualified investor event
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

VIP Reception
Ticketed limited space event
6:15 pm to 8:15 pm

Tuesday, October 17th

Awards and Innovation Showcase
Ticketed public event
7:30 am to 3:30 pm

Program Highlights

7:30 Registration Opens

Morning Agenda:
Innovation Showcase (Expo)
Mayor's Address: Mayor Lily Mei, City of Fremont
Keynote Address
Panel Discussion
Cleantech Open Community Awards

12:15  Lunch - 3-course plated, sustainably sourced

Afternoon Agenda:
Track Level Awards
Networking Break
Fireside Chat
Final Awards

3:40    Adjourn