Monday, February 28, 2011

ColnaTec Accepted in DOE Partnership!


Wendy L. Jameson

ColnaTec Accepted In DOE Business and
Clean Energy Alliance Partnership

Gilbert, AZ( FEBR 22, 2011) Just this month ColnaTec received word that they were accepted in the DOE Small Business and Clean Energy Alliance Partnership, a group set up with the support of a $1.2 million grant of American Resource and Recovery Act funds to provide a complete range of services to U.S small businesses that are developing and pursuing the commercialization of clean energy technologies.

They have been paired by the CEA with an incubator in New Mexico that has helped form 113 new businesses, secure nearly $1.18 billion in private funding commitments to its client companies and create over 13,504 jobs.

As DOE SBIR innovation grant recipient, ColnaTec was invited to participate by the DOE in November, 2010, and underwent extensive application process. In late February 2011, their application was accepted; they were then teamed up with an industry -related incubator in New Mexico that is familiar with early stage manufacturing in the solar industry. Wendy Jameson, ColnaTec's CEO said, " We've only just begun the relationship, but with the DOE/CEA support, I feel confident we will take major steps in our commercialization efforts. Good news for ColnaTec is good news for Arizona."

About ColnaTec LLC.
ColnaTec designs, develops and manufactures state-of-the-art sensors and electronic instrumentation used in the production of thin film solar cells, OLED display( Cameras, cell phones, monitors), optics, high speed electrical devices and semiconductor wafers. Through the use of our patented and patent pending technologies, research and manufacturers are able to increase the conversion efficiency of photovoltaic films, increase production run times, lower cost, improve overall performance, and ultimately increase yield. ColnaTec sensor systems lead to a greener world, one atom at a time. For more information, please visit www.colnatec.conm or contact Wendy Jameson,
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

We're hiring again: PT Marketing Assistant

We're looking for a part-time marketing coordinator with office skills who can cross-train on our ERP system. We're looking to fill midday hours M-F with occasional longer days to cover phones when we're traveling the globe looking for new customers and attending tech trade shows. Pay will be $12-17/hr DOE with no benefits initially, but with flexible working hours and a crazy-fun environment. Specific duties will include trade show planning, marketing materials creation, website assistance, data entry, subscription management as well as order entry and other administrative functions. We expect the job to go FT inside a year, perhaps inside 6 months, depending on sales!

If you're looking for some part-time work in a fast-growing, fun and exciting startup manufacturing company in Gilbert, AZ with international intrigue, please contact us at marketing @ We prefer resumes in the body of the email and a quick explanation of what you're looking for.

Description of Job Duties:
Assisting in telephone-based sales calls to customers
Trade show planning and preparation
Product Launch preparation
Marketing materials & other document preparation
Managing marketing campaigns, lead tracking
Website management, SEO/SEM
Entering data into our ERP system (sales & purchase orders, HR, billing)
Some bookkeeping functions
Reception, filing and other office duties as needed

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in marketing or administration
Must be comfortable with all MS Office applications & internet use
Must be very organized and efficient
Strong computer skills
Ability to work independently
Entrepreneurial attitude is critical

This person will train to be backup for our supply chain manager in addition to marketing activities.
Must pass background check and sign NDA. Graphic design and project management experience highly sought.
We are willing to train and invest in the right person, and we will be very generous with individuals who show strong commitment. Come grow with us!

We made the finals!

We did it! Well...we've made the first cut, at least...

Just this morning we received word that we've been selected as one of the 25 finalists in the Arizona Innovation Challenge. We submitted a grant proposal in late December, and we expect to hear who made the final cut sometime soon. It was initially reported that the grants would be awarded in late January, but it now appears to be pushed back awhile to a date unknown. We're hopeful we'll get funding by early February. Here is what we received:

The day before Thanksgiving, 2010, we launched the ACA Innovation Grant Program.  We were determined to try something new, something bold.  We asked you to submit a proposal in less than thirty days, and you responded.

We knew there were a lot of good ideas out there.  There always have been.  What we found was there are a lot of great ideas that have the makings of great businesses.  And we have a very rare opportunity to invest in a few.  Along the way, we put together a team of partners who helped us transform this program into the Arizona Innovation Challenge.  We’re determined to make this a success so we can do it again and again.

While you’ve been patient a small group of very experienced, very dedicated people have worked around the clock to identify the best proposals.  It hasn’t been easy.  We’re still working on it.  I had hoped to make this announcement today by launching the Arizona Innovation Challenge website.  Well, we tried.  We really did.  Please stay tuned for that.  I think you will be proud to be a part of it.

Though many of you will be disappointed, and most of you will not be funded this time, you should be proud of the depth and breadth of innovation in our state.  And this is only the beginning!  Tonight it is my pleasure to announce the Top 25 semifinalists for the Arizona Innovation Challenge:

Avelis, LLC
BioVidria, Inc.
Calimmune, Inc.
Colnatech, LLC
Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Eco-Edge, LLC
Energy Derived, LLC
Environmental Technology Solutions, LLC
HJ3 Composite Technologies, LLC
Kutta Radio, Inc.
MaxQ Technology, LLC
MC Power Systems, LLC
Medipacs, Inc.
MSDx, Inc.
PathoGene, LLC
PureTech Systems, Inc.
QuantTera, LLC
Sedona Energy Labs, LLC
Solar Pool Technologies, Inc.
Surgical Tools, LLC
TruckItNow, Inc.
Internet software startup in stealth mode
Optics startup in stealth mode

If you see your company above, congratulations!  You are still in the hunt.  The awardees will be announced very soon.

So yeah, they misspelled our name. Not a big deal right now, but I am working feverishly to get that spelling of our name into our website meta data :) The company with that name in its URL is Colombian.

Wish us luck!