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The next great Canadian clean tech firm?

Today Canadian Businessand Drayton Weissenfels Inc. are kicking off the first ever Clean 15competition in order to help aspiring clean tech companies bring their technology to market.
One major challenge for clean tech firms is connecting with customers. Sure, you may have spent years perfecting your product in the lab, but how do you sell it? Dwayne Matthews, president of Drayton Weissenfels, points out many such companies are understandably focused on the technology and may lack the business savvy necessary to take the company to the next level.
Thats where the Clean 15 competition can help. Companies with market-ready products can enter to win services valued $60,000including face time with execs from companies looking for clean tech opportunities. Judges will narrow down the entrants to 15 companies before picking one winner.
Full contest details, rules, and more info on the sponsors (which also include Yet2.com, OCETA, and Ricardo McRae) are available here. You can also find out more in the new issue of Canadian Business, on newsstands today. The deadline for entry is July 13, 2009so get moving.