News & Events

Leaders Recognized

October 24, 2013 7:04 pm

Entrepreneurs and innovators have a passion that cannot be dampened.  Despite being creative and dedicated to the process of business building, successful entrepreneurs are recognized for both what they make and also for what they give.  They inspire, guide and provide opportunity and hope to those who follow the same path. They take an idea from concept to commercialization and[…] Read more »

Beet Energy Has A Pilot Plant Coming Soon

September 28, 2012 5:27 pm

Water, Energy, & Technology Center Member, Beet Energy announces their plans for a pilot “Beet Energy” plant near Five Points. Once approved, the much anticipated project will break ground in October and will be up and running by June 2013. Sugar beets, once a profitable crop in Fresno County, are no longer grown here because there is no local processing[…] Read more »

UC Merced SBDC State Star Award

July 26, 2012 7:22 pm

Central Valley Business Incubator SBDC Director Kirk Nagamine and UC Merced SBDC State Regional Director Diane Howerton announced Rich Mostert, CVBI-SBDC Assistant Director, will receive the UC Merced SBDC State Star Award at the annual ASBDC Conference in New Orleans on September 11, 2012. The Association of Small Business Development Centers recognizes an outstanding SBDC employee who exhibits exemplary performance[…] Read more »

WET Member AquaCents Finishes Strong at Sierra Nevada Innovation Challenge

July 19, 2012 6:55 pm

Not only did WET Member AquaCents compete as one of the thirty-five finalists in the Sierra Nevada Innovation Challenge on June 21st, but their second place finish increases their opportunity for capital funding. Once again, the BlueTechValley has an outstanding water efficiency innovation to brag about: AquaCents. AquaCents is an exceptional technology that saves water and develops best practices for[…] Read more »

Rural Organizations Join CVBI-SBDC

July 11, 2012 8:31 pm

CVBI-SBDC spurs innovation and economic development by expanding its reach into rural communities through the Virtual Incubator Program (VIP). The VIP was developed to provide business development and entrepreneurial support by combining technology with the proven programs of Small Business Development Center consultation & technical assistance. Under this agreement, the Virtual Incubator Program allows entrepreneurs to explore their idea feasibility,[…] Read more »

Outstanding Technical Talent: 2012 59DaysofCode Winners Announced

June 27, 2012 9:22 pm

In its third-consecutive year, 59DaysofCode proved once again that Fresno has outstanding technical talent. With more competition than ever before, the pressure was high and the standard for excellence was raised, making the victory that much sweeter for winners Ventata who won In-Progress, Leadscreener who won Zero-Code, & Ensemble Online who won People’s Choice. Help us congratulate the 2012 59DaysofCode[…] Read more »

CVBI-SBDC Wins 2012 California SBDC Excellence & Innovation Award

May 30, 2012 6:25 pm

Central Valley Business Incubator-Small Business Development Center (CVBI-SBDC) is recognized with 2012 California SBDC Excellence & Innovation Award! Earning the top honor in a network of 35 statewide centers, CVBI-SBDC receives the 2012 California SBDC Excellence and Innovation Award. This award serves as a wonderful tribute to the collaboration and innovative efforts of the Central Valley. What does this mean?[…] Read more »

New Sky Energy- Leader in Innovative Solutions

April 26, 2012 5:58 pm

Congratulations to WET Center Member New Sky Energy for winning the Wastewater Prize in the 2012 Imagine H2O competition. New Sky Energy’s mission is to capture and convert CO2 into useful products by working with some of the largest companies in the world to profitably reduce carbon dioxide and waste streams. The result equates to reduced costs, elimination of salt[…] Read more »

mOasis Celebrates Growth & Creates New Careers

April 26, 2012 5:51 pm

WET Center member, mOasis develops a non-toxic, low-cost water storage material (polymer hydrogel) that enables the agriculture industry to grow more with less. The company has been growing steadily and is currently seeking candidates for the following positions: Position: Product Manager, Agriculture Position Hiring Timing: April 2012 Brief Position Description: Reporting to the COO and CFO, the Product Manager will[…] Read more »

Pumping More Than Water Into Our Local Economies

March 22, 2012 7:59 pm

The WET Center is honored to acknowledge the great work of one of its members and also a founding partner in the BlueTechValley initiative, Grundfos Pumps, for its philanthropic contributions – illustrating their commitment to this region and their belief in the relevance of the BlueTechValley initiatives. Grundfos Pumps Corporation, a Denmark-based company with a manufacturing and distribution arm here[…] Read more »