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Gene Ferrick <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 28 Nov 2011 09:43:16 -0500
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$100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge Kickoff!

Date: December 2, 2011
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Place: Atrium (Room 1107), Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland
Cost: Free! (register to attend)
Come learn about the $100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge, a new business plan competition encouraging students from all universities throughout the southeastern United States to develop successful business plans and create new clean energy companies.

The kickoff features an updated "An Inconvenient Truth" presentation from Al Gore's Climate Reality Project by Peter Kelley, communications mentor to the UMD Solar Decathlon team.

About the ACC Clean Energy Challenge

As part of the Obama Administrationís effort to support and empower the next generation of American clean energy entrepreneurs, the Department of Energy awarded $360,000 for the $100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge and a total of $2 million to the ACC and five additional regions in the U.S. as part of its inaugural nationwide network of student-focused clean energy business plan competitions over the next three years. A national grand prize competition will be held in Washington, D.C., in summer 2012.

Important Dates

12/1/11 Registration opens
02/20/12  Executive summaries due
03/19/12  Business plans due from individual school semifinalists
04/05/12  Pitch videos due
04/10/12  Winners advancing to the Southeast Regional Finals announced
04/24-04/25/12  Southeast Regional Finals (College Park, MD

Register for the kickoff!

For more information about the $100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge, visit: