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E-TEAM GRANT PROGRAM The E-Team Grant Program supports student-led science- and engineering-based teams from across the nation in bringing their high-impact innovation out of the lab and into the market. APPLICATION DEADLINE 2/2/2022 ORGANIZATION NAME VentureWell FUNDING TYPE Private Grant, Accelerator/Fellowship Program STATUS Active


TAGS Climate, Water, Health, Food

RESIDENTIAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY LOAN PROGRAM The REEL program provides California homeowners and renters with access to affordable financing for energy efficiency projects. ORGANIZATION NAME GoGreen Financing FUNDING TYPE Loan STATUS Rolling Applications


TAGS Energy Efficiency & Demand Response, Equity

BUSINESS ENERGY LOANS SMUD’s Business Energy Loan Program provides financing for business investing in energy efficiency upgrades up to $10,000 (higher loan amounts are considered on a case-by-case basis). ORGANIZATION NAME Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) FUNDING TYPE Loan STATUS Rolling Applications


TAGS Energy Efficiency & Demand Response, Utilities

BLACK FOUNDER STARTUP GRANT The SoGal Foundation is offering grants to Black women and Black nonbinary entrepreneurs with a legally registered business and a high impact idea. ORGANIZATION NAME SoGal Foundation FUNDING TYPE Private Grant, Accelerator/Fellowship Program STATUS Rolling Applications


TAGS Engagement & Outreach, Equity

SOLAR TERRESTRIAL The National Science Foundation is offering funding for proposals focusing on solar research. ORGANIZATION NAME National Science Foundation FUNDING TYPE Government Grant, Accelerator/Fellowship Program STATUS Rolling Applications


TAGS Renewable Energy, Distributed Energy Resources, Energy Efficiency & Demand Response, Emerging Technology

ELECTRIC INFRASTRUCTURE LOAN & LOAN GUARANTEE PROGRAM The Rural Utilities Service is initiating an electric supply program that refinances loans and supports maintenance, renewable energy, and energy efficiency programs. ORGANIZATION NAME U.S. Department of Agriculture FUNDING TYPE Government Grant, Loan STATUS Rolling Applications


TAGS Renewable Energy, Distributed Energy Resources, Energy Efficiency & Demand Response, Operations & Maintenance

WATER INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE AND INNOVATION ACT (WIFIA) The EPA facilitates a loan program for water projects that aim to increase efficiency and avoid environmental impacts. ORGANIZATION NAME Environmental Protection Agency FUNDING TYPE Loan STATUS Rolling Applications


TAGS Energy Efficiency & Demand Response, Water, Advanced Manufacturing

STARTUP SCHOOL Startup School from Y Combinator is a free online program for founders actively pursuing their own startup. Learn how to start a company, with help from the world's top startup accelerator. ORGANIZATION NAME Y Combinator FUNDING TYPE Accelerator/Fellowship Program STATUS Rolling Applications


TAGS Media & Marketing, Finance & Accounting, Business Operations & Management, Legal, Engagement & Outreach, Education & Training, Emerging Technology

GOLDMAN SACHS 10,000 SMALL BUSINESSES Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing access to education, capital and business support services. ORGANIZATION NAME Goldman Sachs FUNDING TYPE Accelerator/Fellowship Program STATUS Rolling Applications


TAGS Business Operations & Management

CLIMATEBASE FELLOWSHIP Apply by September 22nd for this unique climate accelerator to develop the next generation of talented, mission-driven leaders in climate tech. ORGANIZATION NAME Climatebase FUNDING TYPE Accelerator/Fellowship Program STATUS Rolling Applications


TAGS Education & Training, Emerging Technology

PHD TO VC Are you a PhD, PhD dropout, or postdoc who wants to get into VC? We'll teach you everything you need to know to get your foot in the door of VC -- the lingo, the economics, how to source, how to diligence, how to support founders, and more. ORGANIZATION NAME Fifty Years FUNDING TYPE Accelerator/Fellowship Program STATUS Rolling Applications


TAGS Education & Training, Emerging Technology

BIG IDEA VENTURES NEW PROTEIN FUND + ACCELERATOR Early-stage plant-based and cell-based food, ingredient and technology startups can apply for Big Idea Ventures' 5-month long accelerator program or direct venture investment. ORGANIZATION NAME Big Idea Ventures FUNDING TYPE Venture Capital, Accelerator/Fellowship Program STATUS Rolling Applications


TAGS Fundraising, Food, Emerging Technology

WORLD ECONOMIC TECHNOLOGY PIONEERS The Technology Pioneer community is composed of groundbreaking early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies and innovations. ORGANIZATION NAME World Economic Forum FUNDING TYPE Accelerator/Fellowship Program STATUS Rolling Applications


TAGS Emerging Technology

CLIMATE TECH FINANCE FOR PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS Loan guarantees up to $2.5M for emerging technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ORGANIZATION NAME Bay Area Air Quality Management District FUNDING TYPE Loan STATUS Rolling Applications


TAGS Climate, Finance & Accounting, Government

STARTUP LAUNCHPAD The Startup Launchpad offers mentoring and advising, workshops, referrals to resources, assistance in obtaining funding, and connection to our extensive network of entrepreneurs, investors, advisors, and service providers in Monterey, CA. ORGANIZATION NAME Startup Monterey Bay FUNDING TYPE Accelerator/Fellowship Program STATUS Rolling Applications


TAGS Business Operations & Management, Fundraising, Engagement & Outreach

AIRMINERS ACCELERATOR The AirMiners Accelerator is designed to make sure there are a thousand shots on goal for carbon removal over the next decade. ORGANIZATION NAME AirMiners FUNDING TYPE Accelerator/Fellowship Program STATUS Rolling Applications


TAGS Climate, Carbon, Emerging Technology

BAY AREA NSF INNOVATION CORPS The Bay Area NSF Innovation Corps is a collaboration between the University of California Berkeley, University of California San Francisco and Stanford University and funded by the National Science Foundation. ORGANIZATION NAME Bay Area NSF Innovation Corps FUNDING TYPE Accelerator/Fellowship Program STATUS Rolling Applications


TAGS Finance & Accounting, Business Operations & Management

IMPEL+ (INCUBATING MARKET-PROPELLED ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSETS AT THE LABS AND BEYOND) Program workshops from October 2021 - May 2022 ORGANIZATION NAME US Department of Energy & LBNL FUNDING TYPE Accelerator/Fellowship Program STATUS Rolling Applications


TAGS Renewable Energy, Distributed Energy Resources, Climate, Carbon, Energy Storage, Engagement & Outreach, Education & Training, Operations & Maintenance, Resilience, Buildings

WATER & WASTE DISPOSAL LOAN & GRANT PROGRAM This program provides funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas. ORGANIZATION NAME US Department of Agriculture FUNDING TYPE Government Grant, Loan STATUS Rolling Applications


TAGS Water, Waste

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ENERGY INNOVATION NETWORK (SCEIN) The Southern California Energy Innovation Network (SCEIN) is a free program for startups based in San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Imperial counties that are developing solutions to help California meet its energy goals. ORGANIZATION NAME Southern California Energy Innovation Network (SCEIN) FUNDING TYPE Accelerator/Fellowship Program, Technical Assistance Service STATUS Rolling Applications


TAGS Renewable Energy, Distributed Energy Resources, Climate, Carbon, Transportation, Energy Storage, Energy Efficiency & Demand Response, Engagement & Outreach

END PLASTIC WASTE INNOVATION PLATFORM In partnership with the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, we will run six accelerator programs across three global hubs over the span of two years. Each program will be a 90-day, highly structured curriculum that will accelerate the... ORGANIZATION NAME Plug and Play, Alliance to End Plastic Waste FUNDING TYPE Accelerator/Fellowship Program STATUS Rolling Applications


TAGS Engagement & Outreach, Water

CITRIS FOUNDRY INNOVATION INCUBATOR The CITRIS Foundry Innovation Incubator empowers top entrepreneurs from the University of California to build transformative companies that will have a significant impact on the world. ORGANIZATION NAME CITRIS Foundry FUNDING TYPE Accelerator/Fellowship Program STATUS Rolling Applications


TAGS Emerging Technology

SAN DIEGO TECH & LIFE SCIENCE INCUBATOR This unique program offers startups up to a 2-year residency in our Class-A office space (provided by California’s leading real estate developer, The Irvine Company), a network of over 50 corporate sponsors (many among the world’s most... ORGANIZATION NAME EvoNexus FUNDING TYPE Accelerator/Fellowship Program STATUS Rolling Applications


TAGS Emerging Technology

EVONEXUS SAN DIEGO FINTECH INCUBATOR This unique program offers startups up to a 2-year residency in our Class-A office space , a network of over 50 corporate sponsors (many among the world’s most important technology/financial corporations), and a low equity requirement of only 1%. ORGANIZATION NAME EvoNexus FUNDING TYPE Accelerator/Fellowship Program STATUS Rolling Applications


TAGS Emerging Technology

EVONEXUS ORANGE COUNTY TECH INCUBATOR This unique program offers startups up to a 2-year residency in our Class-A office space (provided by California’s leading real estate developer, The Irvine Company), a network of over 50 corporate sponsors (many among the world’s most... ORGANIZATION NAME EvoNexus FUNDING TYPE Accelerator/Fellowship Program STATUS Rolling Applications


TAGS Emerging Technology

EVONEXUS SILICON VALLEY FINTECH INCUBATOR This unique program offers startups up to a 2-year residency in our Class-A office space on the Franklin Templeton campus, a network of over 50 corporate sponsors (many among the world’s most important technology/financial corporations), and a... ORGANIZATION NAME EvoNexus FUNDING TYPE Accelerator/Fellowship Program STATUS Rolling Applications


TAGS Emerging Technology

CLIMATE TECH FINANCE FOR PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS Direct loans up to $30M for emerging technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ORGANIZATION NAME Bay Area Air Quality Management District FUNDING TYPE Loan STATUS Rolling Applications


TAGS Climate, Finance & Accounting, Emerging Technology, Government

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