SARTA, the Sacramento Regional Technological Alliance, along with Nevada County’s Business Ignitor, Sierra Commons, hosted a Clean Technology Mixer at the Nevada City Winery on Friday, March 20th, 2015. The event brought people from all over Northern California, including experts from the Silicon Valley and the Bay Area. The event speakers included Brandon Davis of local solar electric company, California Solar Electric; Michael Carroll, the CEO of HeliosAtlas, a regional authority on Hydropower Technology; and Dr. Richard Philpott, CEO of Burst Laboratories, a local visionary who is on the cutting edge of chemical-free water and waste treatment. The event focused on green technologies that solve local and global environmental problems and energy problems.
“It was exciting to see so many tech companies at the event, many of whom expressed how grateful they were to connect with other companies and resources,” said Amber Harris, CleanStart Program Director for SARTA. “SARTA is pleased to support economic growth in the Sierra Foothills region through hosting events such as this Clean Tech Mixer.”
The event combined major players from the Clean Tech industry with local experts in the field and was open to the public. SARTA teamed up with local organization Sierra Commons in order to reach a broader audience and to get folks from other regions of California up to Nevada County to see what is happening in the foothills.
“I think this event really showed people that you don’t have to be in the Bay Area or Sacramento in order to have a successful, thriving business in the Clean Tech Industry,” said Brandon Davis of California Solar Electric. “It was great to see people from other areas at the event. It was good to make connections with others that are in Clean Tech. Those connections will help us move the industry forward.”
SARTA and Sierra Commons plan to maintain their partnership and hopes to bring more events to our local region throughout the year. For more information about Sierra Commons and/or upcoming events call Sierra Commons at 530-265-8443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about SARTA visit www.sarta.org.