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Cleantech Connections Meetups

April Meetup – Friday, April 19, 8:30-10:30 AM 

FRGMNT Coffee – St. Anthony Main

Join us for the next Cleantech Connections meetup in April, a gathering of folks across sectors and interests who want to strengthen their connections and learn about opportunities and partnerships that can be created in energy, climate, cleantech, and sustainability. We welcome all backgrounds, including students or those in career transition who want to make more connections in these industries. 

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Past Events

Cleantech Connections - Reverse Pitch

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Are you an innovator ready to work on energy and climate challenges?

Come hear from leading companies, academic partners, and local governments about the most pressing challenges they face in the cleantech space and what innovative solutions may help meet consumer and environmental demands.

Date: March 20, 2024 | 8:30-11:00 AM in-person (zoom program 9:00-10:00 AM)

Location: Sunrise Banks corporate office, 2525 Wabash Ave, St Paul, MN 55114


What is a reverse pitch?

Instead of having innovators pitch to potential investors and partners, decision-makers from both the public and private sectors will speak to cleantech challenges facing their organizations. Audience members will be able to engage with speakers and explore whether they have solutions to the challenges presented. 


Who should attend?

  • Cleantech startups ready for innovation opportunities.
  • Industry professionals seeking to drive impactful change.
  • Academic and research-minded individuals with a passion for sustainability.
  • Entrepreneurs looking to pivot into energy and cleantech. 
  • Anyone passionate about shaping the future of our planet.

Brainstorming Workshops

Ready to advance your idea? Applying for MN Cup? Thinking of applying to one of our programs? Attend one of our upcoming brainstorming workshops to get input on your idea from industry experts and mentors. 

March 26, 9:00-11:00 AM – In-Person at McNamara Alumni Center 

March 28, 1:00-2:00 PM – Virtual session via Zoom –Canceled (please book office hours instead)

If you can’t join the workshops, take advantage of our office hours. Book here.

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In partnership with LaunchMN

Our upcoming reverse pitch and workshop events are supported, in part, by the State of Minnesota through a grant from Launch MN at the Department of Employment and Economic Development.

About DEED

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is the state’s principal economic development agency. DEED programs promote business recruitment; expansion and retention; international trade; workforce development; and community development. 

DEED’s Mission: To empower the growth of the Minnesota economy, for everyone.

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