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CleanTech Showcase 2015
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The CleanTech Showcase gathered cleantech industry leaders to celebrate the Pacific Northwest's latest innovations. Held June 22 in Seattle, the event featured keynote speakers, finance panel, 24 presenting companies, poster sessions, networking, elected official reception, exhibits and much more.


Stay tuned for more information on the CleanTech Showcase 2016!

The CleanTech Alliance extends a very big thank you to our sponsors, presenters, exhibitors, attendees and special guests for making the CleanTech Showcase 2015 a resounding success. Click on the links below for a recap.

CleanTech Showcase 2015

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Cyrus Wadia
Former White House Cleantech Policy Advisor

Clean Technology Policy, Deployment and Market Transformation
Dr. Cyrus Wadia served the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where he spearheaded federal policies to accelerate innovation and deployment of advanced material systems for clean energy, national security and human welfare. Prior to joining the White House, he held a dual appointment at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the Haas School of Business. His research was motivated by the pursuit of new, low-cost energy technologies using earth-abundant materials. Dr. Wadia also spent seven years in Silicon Valley launching new technologies to market.

Dr. Wadia presented a mix of policy and industry at the CleanTech Showcase 2015 with a focus on advanced materials and federal clean energy policy. The presentation aimed to help the Pacific Northwest maintain its role as a global leader in clean technology research, deployment and marketing transformation.


John Dearie
Author, Where the Jobs Are

Accelerating America's True Job Creation Engine - Startups

Years after the end of the Great Recession, millions of Americans remain unemployed, underemployed or have left the workforce discouraged. Even worse, policymakers seem out of ideas. John Dearie co-authored the definitive guide and recommended solutions. Where the Jobs Are: Entrepreneurship and the Soul of the American Economy shows how America can restore its great job-creation machine.

John Dearie is Executive Vice President for Policy at the Financial Services Forum. Prior to joining the Forum in 2001, he spent nine years at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York where he held positions in banking studies, foreign exchange, policy and analysis. His writing has appeared in the The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Politico, American Banker and China’s Caijing Magazine.

Dearie outlined the current state of American employment and the crucial role startups and entrepreneurs play in the U.S. economy. Dearie delivered feedback from speaking with more than 200 entrepreneurs nationwide, including federal, state and local policies to accelerate startup success and job growth.


Rebecca Lovell
Moderator / City of Seattle Startup Advocate   


John Dearie’s keynote presentation included a response panel moderated by Rebecca Lovell, the City of Seattle's Startup Advocate. Lovell connects startups to resources, expands opportunities in entrepreneurship, and measures and promotes the City’s success. She also serves as a mentor for Techstars, 9 Mile Labs and Founder Institute. She is on the advisory board of Reveal as well as the UW Foster Employer Advisory board, and has coached, screened and mentored hundreds of startups in Seattle. Prior roles include Program Director of the Alliance of Angels, Executive Director of the Northwest Entrepreneur Network, and Chief Business Officer of GeekWire. Recognized as one of the top 100 women in tech from the Puget Sound Business Journal, and Tech Flash's "Do Gooder of the Year," she is endlessly devoted to entrepreneurship and education.


The response panel featured:

Maralyn Chase
Washington State Senator
Jeff Morris
Washington State Representative
Sean Connell
Snohomish County
Trade Director

Finance Panel: Bringing Home the Cleantech Bacon

Financing cleantech initiatives is unlike any other market – and anything but easy. A panel of finance experts provide insights and perspectives from the front line and answered questions on topics covering finance strategy, angel investing, venture capital, credit lending and more.

David Beck
Merrill Lynch

Susan Preston
Seattle Angel Fund

John Berdes

Chris Ajemian
Chris Ajemian Consulting
Coalition for Green Capital

J. Thomas Ranken
CleanTech Alliance

Presenting Companies
Twenty-four companies from across the cleantech spectrum and of all sizes presented their latest and greatest innovations. Click on the links below for asummary from the event.

Hydrobee SPC

MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions

Pure Watercraft


Impact Bioenergy

Oscilla Power


Distributed Energy Management

Infinia Technology Corporation

OutBack Power 

SuperCritical Technologies

dPoint Technologies

Infra Innovations

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

TransVolt International Energy

Energy Northwest


Paladino and Company

UniEnergy Technologies

Green Canopy Homes/Birch Fund
Kane Environmental

Port of Port Angeles

WSU Energy Systems Innovation Center

Poster Session
An engaging poster session showcased the next-generation of cleantech innovations, including:

Event Photos

The following are four of many photos from the CleanTech Showcase 2015. Click here to see more.



Principal Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors    
Media Sponsors  


Tom Ranken
President & CEO
Sharon Schierle
Gabe Boeckman
Commercialization & Outreach
Alyssa Patrick

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