76West and 43North
The 76West Challenge that Skild’s competition management system proudly supports is making waves with their success! The 76West competition is very similar to the 43North challenge thats competition management was also through Skild. 76West is a clean energy contest that’s main goal is to challenge startups and growing entrepreneurs everywhere to create clean energy businesses and jobs in New York State’s Southern Tier Region. 43North’s only difference really was bringing clean businesses to Western New York instead. As of right now the application process for 76West is closed but starting in April of this year, we will get to see the Semi-finalists chosen through the competition software!
New York is “cleaning up” its act
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has pushed for this competition platform in hopes that this will help create energy efficient businesses ultimately building a better system in New York. He said with confidence:
“The 76West competition will bring unprecedented entrepreneurial attention to the Southern Tier and add further momentum to New York’s rapidly growing clean energy sector. As we saw with the 43North competition in Western New York, these efforts will build on the Southern Tier’s natural strengths and spur new innovations that will help strengthen the local economy and move the region forward.”
This innovative way to get New York’s clean energy economy growing is one strategic way Governor Cuomo is making Reforming the Energy Vision plan successful. John B. Rhodes, the NYSERDA President and CEO strongly supports this way of thinking. He stated:
“The 76West competition is one more example of how New York State continues to lead the nation in supporting cleantech business, investment and research. 76West promises to bring economic success and new opportunities to the Southern Tier, while helping New York State meet Governor Cuomo’s ambitious clean energy goals.”
Stay connected to the competition
Skild’s competition management software will be with 76West the whole time all the way up to the final decision of the six winners in July 2016. If you want to keep up with the contest, continue to check back for more information on 76West challenge!