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CleanTX is a cluster development initiative to support, promote and encourage the growth of the cleantech economy of Central Texas.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Austin, TX, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2007
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

CleanTX exists to support and promote Central Texas’ cleantech economy. CleanTX hosts over 35 educational and networking events annually to a community of thousands of business owners, executives, entrepreneurs, scientists, professors, students, researchers and marketers in order to promote Central Texas as a cohesive cleantech leader, to unify the cleantech community, and to encourage the growth of Austin's cleantech economy.


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    Mitch Jacobson
    Chairman of the Board

    Mitch is the Co-Director of the Clean Energy Incubator (CEI) at UT-Austin. Prior to CEI, Mitch was a founder and limited partner in the Angel Investment Group, Eyes of Texas Partners, LLC. After serving in a variety of executive positions at Dell, Inc., Mitch was the VP of Sales & Operations for Tech Data Corporation from 1996-1999. Mitch serves on a number of boards and advisory boards in Texas.

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    John King
    Executive Director

    John King serves as Executive Director of the CleanTX Foundation, a non-profit that focuses on promoting, supporting and encouraging the growth of Central Texas' cleantech economy.

    A native Austinite, John serves as Vice Chair on the Board of the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce (AYC) and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree at the University of Texas' Jackson School of Geosciences.

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    Andrea Ricaurte
    Director of Development

    Andrea is a business development consultant based in Austin, Texas. Andrea’s work focuses around clean technology cluster development, identifying skill deficiencies and recruitment opportunities across the full range of cleantech sectors, and building communications portals for business networks. Andrea currently serves as Director of Development at the CleanTX Foundation.

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    Joel Serface
    Board Member, Founder

    Joel Seface one of the early cleantech voices, investors, community-builders, and policy-supporters, having left a trail of more than 20 companies, non-profits, and policy organizations that he either founded, funded, or fostered. Joel advises and serves on boards of directors for companies and non-profit organizations that advance cleantech policy, community development, technology commercialization, and finance.

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    Jose Beceiro
    Treasurer and Board Member

    Jose Beceiro is the Director of Clean Energy at the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce. He works directly with Austin regional cleantech stakeholders including the City of Austin, Austin Energy, the UT Austin Clean Energy Incubator, the Austin Chamber Clean Energy Council, the State of Texas, and cleantech industry stakeholders in a collaborative effort to build Austin’s clean energy ecosystem into the “Clean Energy Capital of the World”.

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    Joseph Kopser
    Board Member

    Joseph Kopser is the CEO/Founder of RideScout and Chair and Professor Leadership and Strategy at The University of Texas at Austin. He has served in the Army for over 19 years since graduating from West Point in 1993 with a BS in Aerospace Engineering and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2002. Currently, he is a Next Generation Project Texas Fellow at the Strauss Center at UT-Austin with a focus on Energy Policy.


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    Phillip Schmandt and Joey Alcorta
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    Anna Swenson