This article highlights one bright spot in the cleantech scene, that of companies made of students with technologies coming out of University research. The path these companies take is a bit different from that of your typical startup. At H2GO Power, it seems like we've always got a business plan competition that we're in. These cleantech focused competitions seem to provide a better platform, more understanding and nuanced judges, and overall a great way of developing technologies that are a lot more "science-y" than a more typical internet startup. Personally, I've been quite impressed with the willingness of governments and companies (both in the US and Europe) to sponsor these invaluable competitions and events.