Dan Primack (the mastermind of the mandatory daily reading, PE Week Wire) had some interesting comments today
, regarding a cleantech b-plan contest he judged yesterday:
On Tuesday night I helped judge the semi-finals of a clean-tech business plan competition up in Lowell. Almost all of it was off-the-record, but a few quick observations:
* Lowell is home to Konarka, a VC-backed company that makes flexible photovoltaic materials (particularly for military use). Listening to clean-techies talk about Konarka is like listening to Web 2.0 disciples discuss Google, except without the malevolent envy. It seems that almost every photovoltaic b-plan was viewed through the Konarka lens....