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February 19, 2018
Eight university teams from all over the Midwest competed at Switched On: Student Innovations in Cleantech. Yesterday, Clean Energy Trust, held its annual business plan competition for student cleantech startups. Eight university teams with innovative technologies and business ideas in solar, wind, biofuels, energy storage, and pollution control pitched in front of a live audience and a pan...
February 07, 2018
Aerospec Technologies — a company that was launched at Northwestern’s startup incubator The Garage — will represent Northwestern as one of eight finalists in the Cleantech University Prize competition this week. According to its website, the company “provides a turnkey solution using drone technology and big data analytics to efficiently manage solar and wind assets.” The company’s analytics pl...
February 03, 2018
By Katherine Davis  – January 23, 2018 Two Chicago startups appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank Sunday, Jan. 28, and both secured capital from the show’s investors. SnapClips, which makes a weight collar designed to secure free weights to a barbell, received $150,000 in exchange for a 30 percent stake in the company from Mark Cuban, Alex Rodriguez and Lori Greiner. SnapClips was founded by Ma...