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CMU & Dept. of Energy Team to Bring Solar Innovation to Pittsburgh

CMU & Dept. of Energy Team to Bring Solar Innovation to Pittsburgh

Article Published: August 4, 2015

August 12, 2015 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Carnegie Mellon University

Through a series of prize challenges offering more than $1.5M in awards, the Energy Department’s SunShot Catalyst Program makes it faster and easier for American innovators to launch cutting-edge solar companies, while tackling time-sensitive market challenges.

The program is a series of 4 contests that helps teams with a raw idea build a real product ready for commercialization. Participants in the Business Innovation Contest can recruit team members to work on a new cleanweb business idea in the solar or buildings space that can be implemented with software, data, or automation, or they can select an idea at catalyst.energy.gov.

All entrepreneurs, developers, working professionals, mentors, makers, doers, and enthusiasts are invited to participate in the Jamathon hosted by Carnegie Mellon University. At the Jamathon, the Catalyst team and mentors will guide teams as they craft their startup pitch that can be submitted to the Catalyst Business Innovation Contest. The event (see schedule below) is much like a 3-hr version of Startup Weekend

Video pitch submission closes Friday August 14, 2015.

This event is hosted by Carnegie Mellon's Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, a university-wide research initiative at CMU focused on improving energy efficiency; developing new, clean, affordable and sustainable energy sources; and creating innovations in energy technologies and policies. No affiliation with Carnegie Mellon is required for participation. 

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