Congratulations 2007 First-Place Winner RSI Silicon!

The judging committee for the Ignite Clean Energy (ICE) Competition announced that RSI Silicon of Westborough, Mass. was selected as the winner of the Ignite Clean Energy Presentation Business Competition which was held yesterday at the Hyatt Regency Boston. The first place team won $25,000 cash, three months worth of public relations services from Bell Pottinger USA and $15,000 in legal services provided by Mintz Levin.

Ignite Clean Energy (ICE) Competition 2008

Competition Overview

Enter the Ignite Clean Energy Business Presentation Competition and find out how your business idea stacks up against other startups! ICE is an unparalleled opportunity to get professional mentoring while you develop the best investor pitch possible. No business plan required! You will meet industry leaders, pitch in front of investors… and have a shot at $150,000 in cash and other prizes!


Join A Team

If you have an idea and a team, we'll supply you with at least one mentor. If you have an idea but need expertise in business or technology, we'll help you find teammates. If all you have is enthusiasm for working on a team doing clean energy business development - or you just want to get more experience at being an entrepreneur - we'll help you find a team.

We work to keep the Competition as accessible as possible to interested entrepreneurs: there are no fees and, unlike most competitions for entrepreneurs, no business plan is required, just a 3 - 5 page executive summary and a ten minute investor pitch. In fact, we encourage you to enter ICE07 even if there are other competitions you'd like to enter. The executive summary and probably the pitch will be required by any other competition, so why not get expert coaching and a mentor in the process?

Our goal is to help build the clean energy cluster in the Northeast by providing entrepreneurs with the tools and contacts to take their companies to the next level. Clusters are composed of companies at all levels, from the most cutting edge, high risk/high reward tech-based startup to the companies that offer supplies and services to the major corporations in the sector. While the high risk/high reward companies get the most attention, they are just one important component of the cluster. Thus, ICE is open to all compelling business ideas, from those based on the hottest technology to those that use old technology in a new way.

Notable Dates

  • 1/30, 6PM - Team Building
  • 2/13, 6PM - Kick Off Event
  • 3/5 - 3-5 Page Executive Summary Due
  • 4/5 - Semifinals
  • 5/1 - Finals

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