|11 Colorado companies and individuals selected for their efforts to expand Colorado's cleantech ecosystem, increase jobs and drive innovation in the cleantech sector|
|GOLDEN, CO, Oct. 20, 2015 - The Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA) today named 11 finalists for its sixth annual "Colorado Cleantech Awards Celebration," honoring leadership in advancing cleantech job creation, corporate growth, individual effort and innovation. Winners will be announced on November 2 at the Colorado Cleantech Awards Celebration.
Company finalists were selected based on their ability to impact the marketplace with innovative clean technologies, and recognizes a company's successful fundraising efforts, their ability to scale technology, and their statewide job creation impact. Individuals were selected for their commitment to expanding Colorado's cleantech ecosystem and their devotion to the growth of their respective organizations.
"The 2015 finalists highlight another outstanding group of Colorado's cleantech leaders. The drive and dedication these finalists have in building the state's cleantech footprint is remarkable," said Christine Shapard, executive director of CCIA. "Colorado is a national leader because of the effort and creativity these companies and individuals put forth and I look forward to announcing the winners on November 2."
The 2015 Colorado Cleantech Leadership Awards Finalists are:
BREAKOUT CLEANTECH COMPANY
Waste to Energy Partners
EMERGING CLEANTECH COMPANY
CLEANTECH ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Andrew Coors, Steelhead Composites
Bart Van Zeghbroeck, BASiC 3C
Brandon Williams, Iron Edison
The finalists were selected by a group of industry peers consisting of entrepreneurial leaders, cleantech CEOs and former award recipients. The Colorado Cleantech Awards Celebration will be held November 2 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the History Colorado Center in Denver. Nancy Pfund, Managing Partner, at DBL Partners, is the keynote speaker for the event. For more information, visit: https://coloradocleantech.com/cleantech-awards/
|About Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA)|
|Founded in 2008, Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA) is a statewide organization dedicated to promoting Colorado's cleantech industries. CCIA impacts Colorado's policies, people, products and programs that drive expansion of a cleaner, cheaper, more efficient and secure energy economy. Through advocacy, public policy leadership, development and education, CCIA works to ensure that Colorado is a global cleantech leader. For more information about CCIA, visit