The Clean Energy Challenge is the Midwest’s leading showcase for clean energy innovation. The annual event combines a business plan competition for Midwestern entrepreneurs, researchers and students with presentations by leading clean energy thinkers and doers. Up to $500,000 in grants and convertible notes will be awarded to the most promising companies at the 2014 Clean Energy Challenge.
A High-Impact Event

A full day event in Chicago, the Clean Energy Challenge brings together leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, industry experts and media. The Clean Energy Challenge is the flagship event and fundraiser for Clean Energy Trust. It is open to the public, though tickets are required.

Since the event launched in 2010, Clean Energy Challenge competitors have:

  • Been awarded over $750,000 in prize money
  • Raised $40 million in follow-on funding
  • Benefitted from Clean Energy Trust’s network of over 200 mentors and 160 industry partners
  • Twice won DOE’s National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition, won Rice University’s Business Plan Competition and taken top honors at Clean Tech Open.
Be a part of the 2014 Clean Energy Challenge