Finalists Selected for the ‘Cleantech Goes Social’ Contest, Sponsored by Cleantech Group and Facebook

  Finalists Selected for the ‘Cleantech Goes Social’ Contest, Sponsored by
  Cleantech Group and Facebook

   Winner to be announced on Wednesday, March 20^that Cleantech Forum San
                                Francisco 2013

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- March 11, 2013

Cleantech Group, the global market intelligence firm based in San Francisco,
andFacebook, the world's most influential social network, today announced the
three finalists and honorable mentions for the "Cleantech Goes Social"
contest.

The contest winner will be announced onWednesday, March 20^th in front of
global media at Cleantech Group's prestigiousCleantech Forum San Francisco
2013, an annual deal-making summit for the most important investors,
entrepreneurs, and corporate executives driving innovation in the clean
technology industry. FacebookandCleantech Grouplaunched the contest as a
democratic, grassroots 'open innovation' effort to engage the network’s most
creative thinkers on energy and resource challenges—and to enlist the public
in meaningful and urgent dialogue.

The three finalists include SunFunder, a crowd funding platform to finance
off-grid solar projects in developing countries; wattTime, an application that
shows users their energy mix, including the percentage of current power from
renewable sources; and yerdle Instant Share, whose founders discovered that
Facebook users can find 20 percent of what they are searching to buy within
their own Facebook friend network. The finalists and seven honorable mentions
are listed here:
http://events.cleantech.com/sanfrancisco/cleantech-goes-social-1

"With more than one billion Facebook users, opportunities abound for
developers to create products with immediate societal impact—and to vastly
accelerate the adoption of clean technologies, fulfilling the promise of
environmental sustainability,” stated Bill Weihl, Facebook’s Sustainability
Guru. “The contest entries are both inspired and inspiring."

"The caliber of the applications we received was fantastic, and served as a
great reminder that innovation can come from anywhere,” said Sheeraz Haji, CEO
of Cleantech Group. “The excitement around the contest has been incredibly
motivating and highlights the intersection of cleantech and the web as a means
to scale sustainability solutions. We are convinced that Facebook will play a
pivotal role in advancing the social nature of cleantech.”

FacebookandCleantech Groupsalute the ingenuity of contestants from across
the globe.

About Cleantech Group Inc.

Cleantech Group’s market intelligence, events, and advisory services
accelerate market adoption, stimulate demand, and remove barriers to cleantech
innovation. A global company with offices in North America and Europe, we
connect business leaders with cleantech innovation through the i3 platform the
most comprehensive up-to-date source for insights into companies, investors,
financing and relationships across the clean technology ecosystem. In October
2012, Cleantech Group merged with GreenOrder, a leading sustainability
strategy and management consulting firm. Details at http://www.cleantech.com.

Contact:

Cleantech Group
Luke Pustejovsky, 415-233-9700 x9741
luke.pustejovsky@cleantech.com
 
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