Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Third Annual PortTechExpo Set

PortTechLA, a non-profit technology center and business incubator founded in part by the port and city of Los Angeles, is conducting its third annual PortTechExpo on Sept. 5 and 6.

This year’s conference, according to the event’s organizer, focuses on exploring and helping to fund the most innovative environmental, energy, transportation and security technologies for the maritime industry.

The Expo, which attracts business and community leaders, venture capitalists, maritime industry experts and technology entrepreneurs from around the region, has been expanded this year to include a pre-event evening session for a technology entrepreneur competition.

The clean technology entrepreneur competition on Sept. 5 will feature 10 finalists, chosen from competitions to be held Aug. 16 and 22. Selected finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their innovative technology ideas to a panel of judges, investors and invited guests on the evening of Sept. 5.

Entrepreneurs interested in entering the competition can contact John Dmohowski, director of client services at PortTechLA, via email at showcase@porttechla.org. More information on the event, including registration costs and forms, can also be found on the PortTechLA website at http://www.porttechla.org/events/calendar-details.asp?id=21.