Painting a Car Green

Meeting California’s ambitious climate goals will require innovative clean energy solutions from a diverse array of entrepreneurs

and technology areas.

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OUR WORK

We support diverse entrepreneurs to drive innovation and build equity into the California’s growing clean technology economy.

95
STARTUPS SUPPORTED

$21M
FUNDING AWARDED

47.2%
PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS WOMEN OR UNDER REPRESENTED GROUPS

CALIFORNIA ENERGY ECOSYSTEM

Our CalSEED and CalTestBed initiatives are a part of a robust energy innovation pipeline created by the California Energy Commission through the EPIC program.  These programs provide essential funds, support, network, and guidance to take early-stage entrepreneurs concepts to market.

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PROGRAMS

The California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development Initiative (CalSEED) is a $24m grant program to help early stage California clean energy startups to bring their concepts and prototypes to market. CalSEED is accepting applications for their 5th cohort - apply here.

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CalTestBed funds and accelerates clean energy entrepreneurs based in California by providing access, in the form of testing vouchers, to world class laboratories.

WHAT'S NEW

Cuberg (CalSEED Awardee) 
acquired

Northvolt acquires Cuberg to commercialize next-generation battery cells for electromobility

CALIFORNIA TEAM

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Joy Larson

Program Director

CalSEED

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Lindsey Roark

Communications Manager

CalSEED

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Sarah Chester

Grants Compliance Manager

CalSEED/ CalTestBed

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Dawn Meza

Grant Administration Associate

CalSEED

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Tenley Dalstrom

Director, California Programs

CalTestBed

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Olivia Heitz

Program Associate

CalTestBed

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