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Central Valley Venture Forum, Stock Exchange merge

The Central Valley Venture Forum and Central Valley Stock Exchange are merging to create Central Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum, the largest event for innovation and entrepreneurship in the Central Valley. We have set the date and location for this first-ever event. It will be Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at Clovis Veterans Memorial District in Clovis, Calif. If you would like more information as it becomes available, please sign up for the BlueTechValley listserv

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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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Connect with BlueTechValley, join Mar 30 webinar

What is the BlueTechValley Innovation Cluster March 30, 2017 1pm PST Connect with BlueTechValley Innovation Cluster. JOIN THE WEBINAR ON MARCH 30 to find out how we aim to accelerate water, energy and agriculture technology while connecting emerging technologies to specific needs and opportunities. The BlueTechValley: Central Valley Regional Innovation Cluster represents an expansion and interconnection of multiple incubator and/or entrepreneurship programs and services located at each of seven designated BlueTechValley Cluster Hubs, collectively serving 39 counties covering two-thirds…

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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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PG&E Ag Solar and Energy Efficiency Workshop

PG&E Solar and Irrigation Workshop Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 8am to Noon CPDES Hall 172 W Jefferson Ave Fresno CA 93706 Register Today! Join Fresno County Farm Bureau (FCFB) and Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) for an Ag Solar & Energy Efficiency Workshop to explore energy efficiency opportunities, irrigation controls and much more. Participants will learn about the solar application process, methods to monitor water and fertilizer applications, irrigation controls and technology, as well as have the opportunity…

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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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