Back in early April, Presidio's BlueDot Analytics (Jon Gibson, Julien Gervreau, James Parle, and Chad Reese) competed in the semi-final pitch round of the Department of Energy's First Look West (FLoW) clean-tech business plan competition at UC Berkeley. The team is developing an offering that reduces the cost of wind energy through predictive maintenance.
Of the 80+ teams that entered the competition, we are proud to announce that Blue Dot Analytics has advanced to the Western regional finals, which happen on April 30th and May 1st. To get this far, they’ve beaten out teams from Stanford, Berkeley and other respected institutions.
The winning team will receive a $100K grant and the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. to meet President Obama. The second and third place teams will receive $60K and $40K respectively - and all of the top three teams will enter the semi-final round of the Cleantech Open, which has a $250K purse.
Congratulations to James & Team BlueDot Analytics!