CCIA names 11 finalists for sixth annual Colorado Cleantech Awards Celebration Nov. 2

Wednesday October 21, 2015 Tags: Golden, CCIA, Colorado Cleantech A, Christine Shapard, Nancy Pfund, Ascent Solar, Lightning Hybrids, TerraLux, , Ampt, Waste to Energy Part, BASiC 3C, PIARCS, Wunder Capital, Andrew Coors, Bart Van Zeghbroeck, Brandon Williams


GOLDEN -- The Colorado Cleantech Industries Association   (CCIA) has named the 11 finalists for its sixth annual Colorado Cleantech Awards Celebration   set for Nov. 2.CCIA_Awards_logoUSE

The awards honor leadership in advancing cleantech job creation, corporate growth, individual effort and innovation, CCIA said.

The company finalists were selected on their ability to impact the marketplace with innovative clean technologies and recognizes a company’s successful fundraising efforts, ability to scale technology and statewide job creation impact.

Individuals were chosen for their commitment to expanding Colorado’s cleantech ecosystem and their devotion to the growth of their respective organizations, CCIA said.

"The 2015 finalists highlight another outstanding group of Colorado’s cleantech leaders,” said Christine Shapard, CCIA’s executive director. “The drive and dedication these finalists have in building the state’s cleantech footprint is remarkable.”

The category finalists are:

High Impact Cleantech Company

Ascent Solar

Lightning Hybrids


Breakout Cleantech Company


Waste to Energy Partners

Emerging Cleantech Company



Wunder Capital

Cleantech Entrepreneur of the Year

Andrew Coors, Steelhead Composites

Bart Van Zeghbroeck, BASIC 3C

Brandon Williams, Iron Edison

The finalists were chosen by a group of industry peers including entrepreneurial leaders, cleantech CEOs and former award recipients, CCIA said.

The Colorado Cleantech Awards Celebration will be held Nov. 2 from 5-8 p.m. at the History Colorado Center in Denver with Nancy Pfund, DBL Partners managing partner, providing the keynote address.

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