A Year in Review

Mar 10, 2015 12:08:57 AM

2014 was a big year for 75F. With the leadership and charisma of CEO, Deepinder Singh, the company snagged 9 awards in 6 months and collected over $300,000 in prize money.The company received an investment from Steve Case, co-founder of AOL and billionaire tech-enthusiast who hosted an entrepreneurial pitch competition named Rise of the Rest, that traveled throughout the Midwest to stimulate ventures outside of Silicon Valley.

The CleanTechOpen in San Francisco is coveted as "The Academy Awards of Clean Tech", where 75F won the Energy Efficiency Division and also took home the People's Choice Award.

Here is a full list of the awards from 2014:

  • CleantechOpen Global Forum – 'The Academy Awards of Cleantech’
    • People’s Choice Award
    • Overall Winner, Energy Efficiency Division
  • Midwest CleantechOpen
    • Overall Winner
    • People’s Choice Award
  • Midwest Global Alliance
    • The Polsinelli Innovation Award
  • Rise of the Rest hosted by Steve Case (Co-founder of AOL)
    • Overall Winner
  • The Minnesota Cup
    • Overall Winner
    • Winner, Energy Division
  • Southern Minnesota Initiative Fund
    • Grant Winner

75F created a lot of buzz in 2014 and also took strong actions to grow operations. The company has added full time staff in Minnesota and doubled it's office space. 

Bob French, the Chief Evangelist, brings 15+ years experience of building Minnesota based high tech companies. The markets have varied from music, to interactive agencies, to energy efficiency. First joining the company as an advisor during the Minnesota Cup, Bob was attracted to the strong opportunity and sharp team. He joined full time in December of 2014 and his expertise will help grow the sales and support teams as 75F continues to expand its customer base. Hunter Dunbar, an Engineering and Product Design graduate from the University of Minnesota, was hired as a Growth Engineer to help with operations and support. 

Deepinder Singh, CEO of 75F, says this is the start of a high performance team needed to take the company to the next level.  “These are very dedicated and experienced individuals,” Deepinder said.  “I am confident that their efforts will enhance and build on 75F’s successes to date.”

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