The world’s largest cleantech accelerator – Cleantech Open is launching a new call for applications from climate-focused entrepreneurs. The applications for the 12-week program are open until 11:59 PM PST on April 16th.
Cleantech Open is known as the oldest and largest cleantech startup accelerator program that helps early-stage startups create relationships and network connections, develop their business strategy, and receive guidance from some of the best professionals in the field to move ahead with their cleantech business enterprise.
The accelerator’s mission is to find, fund, and foster entrepreneurs with ideas to solve our greatest environmental and energy challenges. The program connects cleantech startups with the people and resources they might need to take their enterprise to the next level. The program also provides startups with a national platform for public visibility.
The technology categories that are accepted in the 12-week program are:
- Energy Generation
- Energy Distribution & Storage
- Energy Efficiency
- Chemicals & Advanced Materials
- Information & Communications Technologies (ICT)
- Green Building
- Agriculture, Water & Waste
The announced prizes for the winners in 2023 are a mix of cash and in-kind services and include up to $150,000 in total cash prizes and up to $50,000 worth of in-kind services. The participants also have an opportunity to engage with teams who have completed the program. According to Cleantech Open, they will also be introduced to investors and corporate partners.