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BluSolar, a student-led startup from Millikin University had an impressive showing at the Cleantech University Prize Competition, finishing second, and earning a trip to the National Competition in June. The judges at the Cleantech Competition seemed most impressed at BluSolar’s rapid development, going from an idea to a growing business in a matter of months.


Estefano Martinez, a sophmore business major at Milliken and CEO of BluSolar gave a peak at what they pitched to the judges during the Cleantech Competition.



Martinez said the judges were both impressed with the technology that the company is developing, but also with the development of the company itself.



It’s on to the National Competition in June for BluSolar, and they’re looking to work on perfecting their business model by then.



The national competition is put on by the Department of Energy, where BluSolar will be competing against a number of different startups from around the country for a chance to win $100,000 to help with their company.

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