Viridius Materials is chosen as a Semi-Finalist in the Nation Wide Clean Tech Open

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Viridius Materials selected as Semi-Finalist in 2014 CleanTech Open

Santa Clara — The Cleantech Open (, the world’s largest cleantech business accelerator, has named Viridius Materials Technologies as a semi-finalist in its 2014 national cleantech business competition. Viridius Materials will have a chance to compete for over $10,000 in prizes in the Western Regional Finals, and over $100,000 in the National Finals. “We are very pleased to receive the Cleantech Open’s recognition and validation of our belief that increasing residential and commercial buildings energy efficiency is an affordable, effective way to combat climate change, said Lincoln Malik PhD, Founder/COO of Viridius Materials.

Viridius Materials will also participate in the 2014 Cleantech Open Accelerator Program. This comprehensive program is designed to give entrepreneurs a running start in business. It includes a three day “National Academy,” weekly webinars, and culminates with a three day “Global Forum” that features investors and industry partners.

About The Cleantech Open

The Cleantech Open runs the world’s largest cleantech accelerator. Its mission is to find, fund and foster entrepreneurs with big ideas that address today’s most urgent energy, environmental and economic challenges. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, the Cleantech Open provides the infrastructure, expertise and strategic relationships that turn clever ideas into successful global cleantech companies. Since 2006, through its one-of-a-kind annual accelerator and mentorship program, the Cleantech Open has enabled 727 cleantech startups to bring their breakthrough ideas to fruition, helped its alumni companies raise more than $800M in external capital, and created thousands of green-collar jobs. Fueled by a global network of more than 1,500 volunteers and sponsors, the Cleantech Open unites the public and private sectors in a shared vision for making America’s and the world’s cleantech sectors a thriving economic engine.