We invite you to attend a special Cleantech networking & pitch dinner on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 during the 2012 ACA Summit. In addition to great networking with other angels interested in the Cleantech space, several investment opportunities from ACA portfolio companies will be presented by the DEAL LEADS for co-investment.

We expect up to 40 Cleantech investors to attend the dinner. Details & criteria for the investments are below.

All summit attendees who are accredited investors with an interest in Cleantech & syndication are invited to attend the dinner. Registration & Pre-payment for the dinner is required by Friday, March 2, 2012.



Company CEOs are NOT required to attend the Summit

(Deal Leads will present the investment opportunity during the pitch dinner)

The Deadline for Nominations is now Wednesday February 22

Please note - Only current ACA member portfolio companies are eligible and nominations must be made through an ACA member group.

Applications can be found below.


  • February 22 - ACA members nominations & company applications due by 5:00p Eastern.
  • February 27 - Deal Leads will be notified of the companies selected to present investment opportunities.
  • March 6 - Special Cleantech networking & pitch dinner including deal lead presentations & networking.
  • March 7 - Breakout rooms available from 9:00 - 11:30am for follow-up discussions on investments.


There is no fee to apply for consideration and attendance at the Summit is NOT required.

If selected, a member of the management team will be invited to register for the Summit and may attend the dinner. Companies selected are responsible for their own travel arrangements to Austin, TX and will be required to pay the $500 per person one-day registration fee to attend the opening reception on March 6 and the Summit on Wednesday, March 7th.


If you are the Deal Lead, please consider nominating a cleantech portfolio company from your group for syndication at the ACA Summit during the March 6th session. The decision criteria for the Screening Committee (a subgroup of the ACA Cleantech Sector group) include the following:


  • The company must have a completed term sheet with an ACA member group.
  • The company must have subscription room of at least $250,000.
  • The product or service should not have a specific local focus (e.g. mobile ad play for Kansas City).


  • Companies with pre-money valuations under $5 million will be given preference.
  • We will select companies from different geographical regions.
  • We plan to select companies from different Cleantech sectors.

Deal Lead Guidelines *UPDATED*

  • Will attend the dinner on March 6 to present the investment to other investors on March 6th.
  • Will help the Company schedule any follow up presentations.
  • Will provide updates on the outcome of the syndication following the Summit.

The deadline for Nominations & Company Applications is 5:00 Eastern on Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012.

You have two ways to nominate a company:

Option 1: ACA members or the Company complete the single-form application.

Option 2: ACA members nominate a company by completing this form.


Send the Companies here to provide company information on this form to be considered to present (or forward them this email invitation).

Please contact Sarah Dickey with questions at 913-894-4700.