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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