IGNITE CLEAN ENERGY BUSINESS PRESENTATION COMPETITION

IGNITE CLEAN ENERGY BUSINESS PRESENTATION COMPETITION CALLS FOR PARTICIPANTS REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26


IGNITE CLEAN ENERGY BUSINESS PRESENTATION COMPETITION CALLS FOR PARTICIPANTS REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26

Register Now to Compete in the 2008 Northeastern U.S. Premier Renewable Energy Business Plan Competition! Winners Receive a Total Of $250,000 in Cash and Services

What

The 4th annual Ignite Clean Energy (ICE) Business Presentation Competition is a three month long contest for entrepreneurs and students dedicated to reducing the consumption of fossil fuels through innovative technologies and services. ICE is calling for participants to register now to compete. Executive summaries are due on February, 26. Coaching services are available to those who sign up now. Winners will be announced in May at the final competition. To register go to http://www.ignitecleanenergy.com/ice-2008-contestant-kit/1-3-get-started-now-registering-online

Participants in the ICE Competition generally fall into one of five categories:

A team that wants to start a company

Inventors who need business expertise

Entrepreneurs who need people with novel technologies

Enthusiasts who want to join teams

Those who want to enter as a student team


All contestants must email a 2-5 page executive summary (1200 words maximum) of their business plan to konsager@mit.edu by the February 26 deadline. The executive summaries should include evidence of a viable and original business idea for a clean-energy venture. The ideal executive summary will attract a skeptical investor audience to want to learn more about your business.

When

Deadline to register and submit executive summaries is Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Why?

The combined prizes for the top five finalists total $250,000 in cash and services, including public relations services and office space for the grand prize winner.

Previous winners have received national recognition and have secured lucrative business contracts.

About Ignite Clean Energy

Sponsored by the MIT Enterprise Forum Energy Special Interest Group, the Ignite Clean Energy (ICE) Competition began in 2004 to stimulate the growing clean energy industry in New England. It provides start-up clean energy companies and entrepreneurs with the opportunities and resources to develop business skills, network with industry professionals and the chance to attract potential investors. The winners will be awarded a total of $250,000 in cash and services. The leading sponsor for the 2008 ICE competition is the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative. For more information, please visit www.ignitecleanenergy.com



For More Information Contact:

Clark Crowley
Bell Pottinger USA
ccrowley@bellpottingerusa.com
(617) 226-7184

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