GO-Biz hosts 28 workshops for businesses interested in applying for $200M in tax credits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 8, 2017 Office of the Governor of California Sacramento, Calif. – The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) today announced a series of 28 workshops across California designed to help businesses apply for over $200 million in available California Competes Tax Credits (CCTC). “Our message to business owners is simple, take advantage of this tax credit and create new job opportunities,” said Kristen Kane, GO-Biz Deputy Director. “The California Competes tax credit…

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$145K Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge marks National Small Biz Week

The American Farm Bureau Federation is opening online applications for its fourth Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge today, to coincide with National Small Business Week. Entrepreneurs will compete for $145,000 in startup funds. The competition provides an opportunity for individuals to showcase ideas and business innovations that benefit rural regions of the United States. It is the first national rural business competition focused exclusively on innovative entrepreneurs working on food and agriculture businesses. Competitors are invited to submit for-profit business ideas…

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News Release: Energy Commission adopts research investment plan

For Immediate Release: April 27, 2017 Energy Commission adopts Research Investment Plan SACRAMENTO – The California Energy Commission today adopted a three-year strategic investment plan for its clean energy research and development program. The Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) 2018-2020 Triennial Investment Plan is a proposed strategy for administering research and development funds. The Energy Commission invests more than $120 million annually through EPIC for innovations and concepts that help California meet its energy and climate goals. The plan…

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Applications Open for Cleantech Startups

Join us at an upcoming Western Region Cleantech Open Event! The Western Region of Cleantech Open has a number of events coming up that will provide great opportunities for entrepreneurs to learn more about the program and gain some valuable business insights. All are invited! We look forward to seeing you at one of these upcoming briefing sessions: Tuesday, April 25: From Proof of Concept to Pilot: How to Successfully Launch Your CleanTech Startup, at Orange Fab, San Francisco…

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UC Davis 2017 Big Bang Challenge Awards

UC Davis Big Bang! Biz Competition 2017 Challenge Awards APPLICATIONS DUE: April 11, 2017 | 11:59PM $25,000 in cash prizes for innovative solutions in science or business THE BIG BANG! BUSINESS COMPETITION Connecting aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs with business leaders, industry mentors and potential investors. New this year, the Challenge Awards for innovative solutions in specific areas of science or business add $25,000 in cash prizes. Click HERE for more information Executive summary, team bios, customer calls, video…

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You’re Invited! Panel on The Common Good: Working Together for a Secure Water Future

“The Common Good: Working Together for a Secure Water Future” March 13, 2017 Clovis, Calif. California’s water future is in flux – as we enjoy the bountiful rains and snow that are helping the state rebound after nearly six years of severe drought, we’re continuing the conversation around what a sustainable water supply looks like for farmers, communities and wildlife. Come join us on March 13 in Clovis for another signature thought-leader panel co-hosted by Sustainable Conservation, The Common…

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CalSEED Workshop: Foster your business

Join CalSEED staff and partners for a short workshop on how you can get $150,000 to fund your early stage energy concept. Agenda: ​Presentation by CalSEED staff Review of the application process Q & A The California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development Initiative (CalSEED) is a funding and professional development program for innovators and entrepreneurs working to bring early stage clean energy concepts to market. CalSEED is a funding initiative of the California Energy Commission. When January 25, 2017 3pm-5pm…

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New Energy Commission program provides $24M in grants for early stage clean energy projects

California Energy Commission announced the Jan 16 launch of the California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (CalSEED) initiative which provides $24M in grants for early stage clean-energy concept projects. Awardees can receive up to $150,000 for proof of concept activities. Awardees also will have an opportunity to pitch at a business plan competition for an additional $450,000 in follow-on funding to continue demonstrating the potential merits of their technology. You may download the full news release and the fact sheet….

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UC Davis opens ‘Big Bang’ business competition to the public

Sacramento Business Journal By Victor A. Patton December 6, 2016 A University of California Davis competition geared toward early-stage entrepreneurs and startup companies, which had been primarily reserved for students and school associates, is now open to the general public. The Big Bang! Business Competition links prospective entrepreneurs with researchers, professors and business experts who provide the skills, knowledge and insight to help bring startup ideas to fruition. Go to full story at Sacramento Business Journal

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