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AC-NET Launches 2010 Clean Tech Business Plan Competition
$25,000 Grand Prize Competition Targets Clean Energy and Water Technology Innovators
ANAHEIM, CA - (February 18, 2010) - The Anaheim Center for New Energy Technologies (AC-NET), a joint venture between Anaheim Public Utilities, the City of Anaheim and Cal State Fullerton, announces the launch of its 2010 Clean Tech Business Plan Competition.

The Competition seeks business plans from early stage companies that offer the most promising clean technology solutions to southern California’s energy and water challenges. The company that submits the best business plan, as judged by a panel of industry experts and prominent venture capitalists, will win a $25,000 grand prize. A $10,000 prize for second place and $5,000 prize for third place is also available. The deadline to enter the Competition is April 5, 2010.  

AC-NET is also proud to announce an exciting new partnership with the Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI). Through this partnership, AC-NET will hold the Competition during CTSI’s Tech Connect World Conference and Expo to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center from June 21-25, 2010. 

With the Competition taking place amidst North America’s largest clean technology conference, entrants and sponsors will have a valuable opportunity to promote their message and demonstrate the value of their products before an influential audience of venture capitalists, Fortune 500 companies, academic and research institutions, and government agencies. 

The Competition date, where final judging and the awarding of the cash prizes take place, is June 23, 2010.   
Mayor Curt Pringle officially announced the start of the Competition during his final State of the City speech on January 26, 2010. The Competition, which is entering its second year, builds upon the Mayor’s 2008 State of the City vision for Anaheim as an emerging clean technology business incubator where new ideas can be put to the test and perfected to meet a growing market for such products.     

“During AC-NET’s first Competition in 2009, we discovered a business called Hadronex that applied wireless technology to create an innovative real-time monitoring system designed to prevent spills, illegal dumping, and vandalism in sewer systems,” said Mayor Pringle. “I look forward to finding the next up-and-coming company that fulfills AC-NET’s goal for Anaheim to be a focal point for clean technology development.” 

To learn more about AC-NET and the 2010 Clean Tech Business Plan Competition please visit www.acnet-anaheim.net or call toll free at 877-79-ACNET. 


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