Northern California Innovators Vie for Angel Investment

Sierra Innovation Challenge 2014

Companies are finding they need to expand their innovation efforts to meet consumer demand for greener products and services. And angel investors are eagerly seeking to invest in these kinds of companies.

These two forces collided on April 2nd at the 3rd annual Sierra Nevada Innovation Challenge.

Thirty five start-ups and growing companies vied for the event’s prestigious GLOBIE award as the Most Innovative New Product in California. This competition, presented by Innovate Northstate at Chico State University in Chico, California, provides a showcase for young innovative businesses located outside of Silicon Valley. The event allowed them to present in front of a mix of investors, media, academics and government officials, all in one place.

To learn more about this exciting competition, for which this writer was a judge, and the innovative companies that participated, click here.

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