2013 Midwest Cleantech Innovation Summit Winners

Congratulations to the Midwest Cleantech Innovation Summit winners!  Over the last five months, 21 regional startups worked with the Midwest Cleantech Open network, honing their commercialization plans. Each of these companies was featured during last week’s Midwest Innovation Summit, and will now be on display at the national event, the Global Forum, in Silicon Valley on November 20-21st.

The Midwest Cleantech Open companies that received awards last week are:

Regional Finalist: Ornicept (Ann Arbor, MI): GeoTraverse product eliminates costly data collection bottlenecks and elegantly brings data from the field to the cloud.

Regional Finalist: Prairie AquaTech (Brookings, SD): Animal health and nutrition company focused on upgrading agriculture processing of by-products.

Regional Finalist: Akhan Tech (Hoffman Estates, IL): Energy efficient diamond semiconductor devices for consumer electronics.

Sustainability Winner: Garden Fresh Farms (Maplewood, MN): OEM for national network of indoor hydroponic farms.

Future360.tv People’s Choice Winner: Effortless Energy(Chicago, IL)): Finance and software-as-a-service that allows contractors to better serve the home energy efficiency market.

Good luck to all of the companies in Silicon Valley this November!