$50,000 Grand Prize

$15,000 2nd prize * $10,000 3rd prize

Top 10 Finalists

  • The top ten finalist teams will participate in our hands-on training program for cleantech entrepreneurs covering topics such as technology commercialization, customer and value proposition development, market strategy, pitch coaching, and developing further funding strategies. Participants will also benefit from extensive networking and mentorship from business coaches, investors, industry experts and other leaders in cleantech and business startups through the training program and annual competition event.


Grand Prize Winner

  • The Grand Prize Winner will be awarded $50,000 in seed funding in addition to the benefits above. The top three competition finalists will be invited to compete at the national Cleantech UP competition for $50,000, also sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.