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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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Fresno State energy-innovation incubator receives $500,000 boost

The Business Journal By Business Journal staff November 15, 2016 Fresno State’s new energy-innovation incubator has received another shot in the arm with a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Central Valley Regional Energy Innovation Accelerator will use the money to help entrepreneurs commercialize new water- and energy-related technologies and innovations. Go to full story at The Business Journal

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Fresno State’s Central Valley Innovation Cluster gears up

The Business Journal By George Lurie August 2, 2016 Nearly a dozen would-be entrepreneurs have already contacted Fresno State’s brand new energy-innovation incubator — and three full-time employees have just been hired to run the program. Earlier this year, Fresno State was awarded a $5 million grant from the California Energy Commission to establish the Central Valley Energy Innovation Cluster, a business incubator that will focus on providing key services, infrastructure and resources for energy entrepreneurs hoping to successfully…

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University Receives $5 Million Grant To Promote Water And Energy Innovation

Fresno State News By Shirley Armbruster May 31, 2016 Spearheaded by the International Center for Water Technology, Fresno State has been awarded a $5 million grant from the California Energy Commission to establish the Central Valley Energy Innovation Cluster. The award will be used to provide key services, infrastructure and resources for energy entrepreneurs with the goal of successfully deploying and commercializing technologies and innovations in water and energy, said Dr. David Zoldoske, executive director of water initiatives at…

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