ARLINGTON, Va.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--SPI Start-Up Alley’s impressive panel of industry reviewers have spoken and selected 19 companies to participate in the inaugural year of the Solar Power International Start-Up Alley Challenge. The Challenge, held on Wednesday, October 23 during SPI ’13 in Chicago, is the culmination of the show’s new Start-Up Alley program.
“At so many major events, finding the start-up companies with the innovative ideas is like looking for a needle in the proverbial haystack. Start-Up Alley puts all the needles in one place.”
Start-Up Alley Semi-Finalists:
Lighting For Learning
renewz sustainable solutions inc.
Solar Site Design
SolarZentrum North America, Inc.
Start-Up Alley is a new, featured show floor area at Solar Power International that will bring up-and-coming companies to the Expo Hall to showcase what's on the horizon for the solar industry. Based on other successful programs of this type, Start-Up Alley will further enhance the cutting-edge nature of SPI’s offerings, and offer start-up companies the support, visibility, and access to industry leaders that can lead to a solid footing in the solar energy business.
Mike Dershowitz, President & Founder of ModSolar, and the driving force behind the program, commented, “At so many major events, finding the start-up companies with the innovative ideas is like looking for a needle in the proverbial haystack. Start-Up Alley puts all the needles in one place.”
All semi-finalists receive a free booth and will have the incredible opportunity to gain visibility with the SPI audience for their early-stage business. For more information, and to see a full list of Start-Up Alley judges, visit http://www.solarpowerinternational.com/conference-program/start-up-alley/.