Midwest Cleantech Open leader to speak at forum

Special to The Freeman

April 18, 2014

MADISON – Justin Kaster, founder and executive director of Midwest Cleantech Open, will discuss near-term opportunities for emerging businesses and investors at the April 24 Cleantech Network forum.

The forum will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Wisconsin Energy Institute, 1552 University Ave., Madison. Cost is $10 per person in advance or $20 at the door, and includes refreshments and appetizers, according to a statement.

Kaster will discuss an overview of Cleantech Open's national accelerator program, which is taking applications through May 1, near-term opportunities for both emerging companies and investors, as well as industry trends, according to the statement.

Kaster, a member of the national executive team for Cleantech Open, has helped to expand the ways Cleantech Open works with emerging businesses in all 50 states and internationally, the statement said.

The Wisconsin Cleantech forum will focus on the needs and challenges faced by entrepreneurs and others working in Wisconsin’s clean technology sectors, which includes power systems, controls, alternative fuels and more. Each program will include a presentation, time for questions and networking opportunities.

For more information about the Wisconsin Cleantech Network or the monthly forum, contact Joe Kremer at 608-225-2527 or kremer@kremerventures.com.